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post #1 of 7 Old 02-19-2013, 06:10 AM Thread Starter
 
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fluids transmision of ferrari 458 italia

Hello friends i download the another day the owners manual of ferrari 458.
I see in the page of refill fluids in the hydraulics and differentials fluids the shell tf dct f3.
I was searching equivalents fluids for the transmission getrag 7dcl750 of the ferrari 458 (the same of mercedes sls) and i found the pentosin ffl4 and the motul multi dctf.
The specifications of the fluids are similar but no identical.can be used any of these fluids transmisions?
I download the owners manual of mercedes sls and they recomended the same of ferrari fluid shell tf dct f3.
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post #2 of 7 Old 02-19-2013, 06:18 AM Thread Starter
 
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I dont understand because in bmw m3 e92 dkg (dct made for getrag very similar to 458) they said(bmw) never never never,change this fluid because is a lifetime fluid.and the differential could be several damage.
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Cristiano- Ferrari has been treating the DCT gearboxes as sealed units and they recommend having the Ferrari dealer check the DCT fluid level. Whenever there has been a problem with a DCT in the cases I have read, Ferrari swapped out the entire DCT unit and sent it back to Getrag for analysis.

Both the alternate DCT fluids you mentioned would likely be fine in the gearbox, but on this one I would tend to want the recommended fluid until more data is available on alternatives. That is why I still use Tutella CS Speed in my F1 system.

Assuming the 458 and the California have the same maintenance schedule, the DCT gearbox should be checked annually for fluid level and leaks and the DCT gearbox fluid should be changed every 5 years.

If you are concerned about alternate fluids, the best idea would be to contact Getrag and see what they recommend.

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Cristiano- Ferrari has been treating the DCT gearboxes as sealed units and they recommend having the Ferrari dealer check the DCT fluid level. Whenever there has been a problem with a DCT in the cases I have read, Ferrari swapped out the entire DCT unit and sent it back to Getrag for analysis.

Both the alternate DCT fluids you mentioned would likely be fine in the gearbox, but on this one I would tend to want the recommended fluid until more data is available on alternatives. That is why I still use Tutella CS Speed in my F1 system.

Assuming the 458 and the California have the same maintenance schedule, the DCT gearbox should be checked annually for fluid level and leaks and the DCT gearbox fluid should be changed every 5 years.

If you are concerned about alternate fluids, the best idea would be to contact Getrag and see what they recommend.

Thank you tazandjan i was writing to getrag and the said me that they have a contrac which they customers (ferrari) and i must answer to them.
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Christiano- In that case, go with the recommended Shell lubricant.

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I had some issues with my 458 not shifting quickly enough at lower RPM's. It worked better at higher RPM's. A mechanic suggested that we do a transmission service and swap out the fluids. The car now appears to shift correctly.

The car was in at the dealer 3 or 4 times in warranty with this complaint, and they said nothing was wrong. I suspect they weren't able to get Ferrari to agree to repair it even though they witnessed it.
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When I rebuild or service these I only use the shell. I just get it through Mercedes.
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