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post #1 of 3 Old 02-15-2003, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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Oil

Ferrari wants me to use Shell Helix Ultra 10w-40. It is only sold at Ferrari dealers at $15 quart. Can I use Mobil 1 5w-40 at $5 per quart. I have a 550.

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post #2 of 3 Old 02-16-2003, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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I do not understand. After reading my manual on checking the oil of my 550, I started my engine. When it was warm, I turned it off. I let it sit for a few moments. Wow, it was down to the add mark. The manual says that means it is down two quarts. I added one quart.

My neighbor who had asked for a ride a month or so ago was out. I ask him and he wanted a ride. It is fun giving someone a ride in my beast.

I again check the oil. Bummer, it was over the maximum mark.

What is happening?

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post #3 of 3 Old 02-17-2003, 07:18 PM
 
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they want you to use shell because that is who sponsors ferrari. you can use mobil,amsoil,castrol,etc. just use a high quality oil and filter and change it often. i personally would run redline or amsoil if i had your car.
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