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post #1 of 5 Old 12-20-2009, 07:54 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Gcalo

I took your advice and used the Red Line transmission fluid and the friction modifier as you suggested.
I am amazed at the change. The f1 trans shifts much more quietly and smoothly. This car is a daily driver. It is currently my only vehicle and I really like the car (99 360 F1 ).
Thanks for the help.
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post #2 of 5 Old 12-20-2009, 08:08 AM
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greg is a good source for honest facts.

and to all REDLINE is a great/good product over a lot out there. Not saying others are not good, but I'm, my case, sticking with Redline...just can not worry about trusting it.

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I have the esoteric reports comparing oils and just come to the same conclusion every time. The majors always come out on top. Now isn't that interesting!

From what I underdstand Redline is one of the only true synthetic oils, and that makes a huge difference in terms of lubrication and temperature adjustment.

The "blind feed" of the oil in the Ferrari 2nd gear area makes quality oil a major factor for smooth, cold shifting. Redline does it better. Of course temperature is a factor as well and that's why the tranny shifts better when it's warm.

I drained mine in April this year and then let it drip drain for at least 1/2 hour. I cleaned the filter as well. What came out of there was incredible. I put in 4 oz of FM.

I drained it again in July to ensure the whole system had been flushed (there is oil in the two lines and the "cooler" -more on that in the near future) so I wanted to ensure it had all flushed. I then put in only 2 oz of FM.

It's the way it should be.
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What if you leave out the friction modifier ? Mine seems to be slipping and popping.
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post #5 of 5 Old 06-11-2010, 08:25 AM
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Slipping and popping does not sound good and I saw some comments about other issues as well? Did you have the RMS replaced and have resultant issues?

If you put in FM and you are having issues drain the oil again (never hurts) and replace with 75W90NS w/o FM.

Sounds to me though you have something else going on.

Explain a bit better please.
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