The hunt for the intermittent throttled performance continues. I went out for a drive and all was good. I pulled in to get fuel after the drive and upon re-start the ‘chuggy’ issue returned, with the engine going into limp mode. I stopped and started the car on the spot, but no luck, it stayed in limp mode. Not being far from home, I headed off in limp mode to at least get the car back.
A few hundred metres down the road the fault cleared, and with a bit of a kick I was back to full power. I continued home with no further issues. The good thing was was that any error codes where now captured for analysis.
A few days later, I took the car to Sal so he could read the codes. The engine management was reporting a ‘Stroke error’.
This sensor is on the right hand side of the engine near the cam cover, so it is easy to get to and replace. Cost of a new one was around $400.
The details of the part are:
Bosch 232103006 – Phase Sensor – 3165143101056
Ferrari part number = 150866 – Phase Sensor
I drove the car home again and stopped for fuel. Upon first ignition turn I had no engine crank, just all the dash lights. Oh-no! Off and on allowed me to restart and it’s been all good since then.
Still not 100% sure all the gremlins have been found. Fingers crossed it doesn’t come back!