The Ferrari Red wrinkle paint that is commonly found on intake manifolds and valve covers on Ferrari Engines is notoriously sensitive and will begin to flake apart after a while. You have to treat it very softly while cleaning or you risk having it flake off. My Ferrari 458 intake manifold wrinkle paint is flaking off pretty badly so I wanted to send them out to be repainted. It turns out that you have to remove the entire intake manifold to separate the intake covers. This ended up being a far more difficult take than expected. Also while removing one of the vacuum hose clips, the clip popped off and fell into one of the intake runners on the cylinder head! Thankfully we were able to recover the piece using a borescope and a magnet.


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