Join Date: Aug 2011
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Stef- I am older than you and have gotten the same measurement on a couple of cars like my old Daytona and the 575M. I cheated, though, and already had the hood/bonnet open when I checked it. Maybe the V12s are different from the V8s somehow.
On the F430, the owners manual definitely says to do the check with the engine idling.
For the 575M, the owners manual says to check the level immediately after shutting down the engine.
For the 599 it says to get the oil up to temperature, then run it for 1 minute at 4500 rpm, and then let it idle for exactly 2 minutes (3 minutes screws up the reading), and check the reading while idling.
So one size fits all on checking the oil level does not work.
Answer is, do whatever the owners manual says to do.
212- On your Daytona, it should work like my 575M, so either way will work. The last Daytona owners manual, 74/73, says to warm up the engine, stop it and check oil level, like my 575M.
Present: 575M 135171
Past: Dino 246 GT 02984, 365 GTB/4 14009, 308 GTS 25125
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Last edited by tazandjan; 02-25-2012 at 02:12 PM.