Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Ferrari Life Posts: 11,859
Jim- If you had a leaking line, air was probably being introduced into the system, so the shifting should feel better. No clue on the handling unless he changed some bushings along the way.
Did not realize they had gone to Shell Donax TX for the F1 system and E-Diff on F430s until I looked. There are a lot cheaper automatic transmission fluids out there that work at least as well. In the olden days it was Tutella CS Speed in the F1 system, which Ricambi sells for $20/liter. I do not blame your tech for using the recommended fluid in the F1 system, though. One thing nobody wants to have go wrong.
Sounds like you have a really good technician. My guys do the same thing with F1 lines. Better quality for lower price from a good hydraulic line shop.
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