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Changing The Clutch On A Ferrari F50 Is Not Easy!

Who would have thought this is necessary!

2y ago

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Clutch changing is never an easy task when it comes to mid engined supercars. Usually the dealership has to take out the engine from the engine bay to perform this tricky task. Turns out, it's a much difficult task when we are talking about a Ferrari F50!

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Joe Macari Servicing posted this timelapse video of changing the clutch on the F50 on their Instagram. As you can see, the F50 needs to be split into two parts to perform this meticulous task. Not your everyday sight to see an F50 being cut into half!

Image credit: Joe Macari Servicing

Image credit: Joe Macari Servicing

The Ferrari F50 was introduced in 1995 as a successor to legendary F40. Only 349 units were produced during its two year long production run. It is considered by many as the most under rated Ferrari ever! It never got the praise it deserved as everyone felt it was not exciting enough when compared to its predecessor F40.

The most standout feature of this icon is the use of a 4.7 litre F1 sourced V12 engine. This takes it on the list of one of the best sounding car to be ever produced!

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Comments (14)

  • Now i get it why Jeremy made half-a-romeo!

      2 years ago
  • Kinda like changing your lightbulb nowadays...

      2 years ago
  • After this, I'm going to change my plans and buy a Focus...

      2 years ago
    • Having just done a FWD clutch, I'm willing to bet this job is simpler given that the engine and transmission are structural components of the car.

        2 years ago
  • It is nowhere near as bad as you are making out. The rear suspension is attached to the gearbox which is behind the engine at the back so removing the complete rear end is pretty straight forward. I bet it easier than changing the clutch on a VR6 golf ?

      2 years ago
    • You're totally right. on an FWD car, you have to remove structural material in order to get to the engine. On this car, the power train is the structure. I bet they did little more than undo a few connections and the bell housing bolts. (getting...

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        2 years ago
    • Definetly a bit more than a few connectors. Taking the undertray off is an occasion in itself.

        2 years ago
  • Well, I assume it was meant to be dusassemble this way to get at the engine and gearbox. Can't say that's a great way of doing it, but it obviously mindful. No room here to slip a clutch plate out without disassembling the engine.

      2 years ago
    • Yes - the engine and gearbox are stressed parts of the chassis, much like in an F1 car - unlike on most road cars, where the engine bolts in on engine mounts.

      The advantage is that it's light; the disadvantage is that all of the vibrations are...

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        2 years ago
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