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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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Last edited by tazandjan; 02-19-2013 at 08:39 AM.