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post #1 of 5 Old 01-21-2017, 09:56 AM Thread Starter
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Service intervals for low mileage cars

My Dino was serviced when I bought it last April and I have done just over 800 miles since then so I guess I shall have done around 1,000 miles by the end of 12 months. This is likely to be my average annual mileage in the future.

The service book gives intervals in mileages, not time, but I should have thought time should also be a consideration with a car that does such a low mileage.

With all of my other cars that are not DDs and so do relatively low mileages, I have a service every second year irrespective of mileage and just have them checked over for any issues when they go for MoT test in each intervening year (except my 550, which gets serviced every year).

Any thoughts, please, on a sensible service regime for a 246 averaging 1,000 miles a year?

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John- Every year for oil and brake fluid changes, especially considering the damp climate where she abides. Every other year for transaxle fluid and coolant. One of the ELC coolants may allow extending that interval, considering the Dinos have cast iron blocks and do not have wet liners.

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John- Every year for oil and brake fluid changes, especially considering the damp climate where she abides. Every other year for transaxle fluid and coolant.
I second Taz's recommendation. It is also very humid in DC and my Spider built up quite a bit of sludge in the brakes after 2 years.

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Thanks for those thoughts, guys - much appreciated.

Best wishes, John
Ferrari: 550 Maranello S/N 110995, Dino 246 GT S/N 6934
Other: 1990 Bentley Turbo R, 1989 Porsche 911 C2, 2004 Mercedes 500CLK, 2011 Mercedes E350 CDI, 1972 VW T2 Camper, 2014 Fiat 500C, 1963 Jaguar E-type 3.8 FHC, 2015 Maserati Granturismo Sport
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Having a carb'ed car, change the oil around 1500 miles.
Perform oil analysis and see if yours is the same (as mine)
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