The transaxles fitted to modern Ferrari and Maserati have a number of special features and circumstances that make selecting an oil and maintenance routine particularly troublesome. This article will outline the main areas of interest in order for an informed choice to be made. The main scope of this article applies to modern tipos where the … More Oil selection for Ferrari and Maserati Gearboxes
Neglecting to change the receiver/dryer in your car can have expensive consequences. The dryer, as the name suggests, removes moisture from the system which would otherwise damage the pump. In a run of the mill car this wouldn’t be the end of the world but given the expensive nature of Ferrari parts, I would rather … More Ferrari F430 Air Conditioning Service
The official maintenance program calls for the air conditioning system on a Ferrari to be serviced every two years. This takes the form of removing the gas, changing the filter and filling with fresh gas. However, this is often overlooked and cars are more often than not running around with old gas and filters. The … More Ferrari Air Conditioning Service
My car was due an annual service this week so I popped over to the workshop of Ed Blasi – a factory trained tech with over 20 years of experience with the marque (more info on my list of recommended companies within the Ferrari community).
I spent this morning with my friend, and fellow Ferrari owner, Valerio. We decided to try out a vacuum kit he built in order to facilitate changing the coolant. We did this on his 360 and my F430 and the procedure was, for all intents and purposes, exactly the same. The reasoning behind using a … More Ferrari 360 & F430 Coolant Change Using Vacuum
This post should give you enough information on how to carry out an annual service on a 360. Underbody check. With the under trays off, a thorough check should be made of all components, including the suspension joints and bushes. Engine Oil & Filter Change. The engine has a capacity of over 10 litres but … More Ferrari 360 Annual Service
The spark plugs on a Ferrari 360 are supposed to be changed every 30,000km or 18,750 miles. I prefer to change them a little more frequently than that as I know of an example where a failed spark plug caused a misfire and cat over heating problem. Early cars were shipped from the factory with NGK … More Ferrari 360 Spark Plug Change
The relay that controls the F1 pump in a 360 is a weak link in the system. Over time the relay contacts can overheat as a result of arcing between the terminals and have been known to weld shut. If they do weld shut then your F1 pump will run continuously and burn out. The … More Ferrari 360 F1 Pump Relay – Preventative Maintenance