Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: north New Jersey USA
Ferrari Life Posts: 113
Opinion on trans fluid condition (pix)
Hi All, I am in the midst of converting my 360 from F1 to manual. While I have the rear bumper off, I figured I may as well change the trans fluid even though when I bought it, I received paperwork that states it was changed just prior to me buying it. The car currently has 13700 miles or there about, and I have paperwork that show it changed near 12000 miles earlier this year.
I never owned a Fcar before, but I have worked on many a car, and changed more trans fluid than I can remember. I found it odd that this cars fluid was so black, and the filter ( screen assembly) had lots of chunks, and a piece of the white gasket sealer the factory uses. The drain plug had a good amount of metal on it as well. Not metal chips, just the fine metal paste that shows normal wear, and will stick to the drain plug.
My question is this, does this appear to be normal for less than 2000 miles and a year in a trans, or did I receive paperwork that may have been "incorrect". If this were any other car, I would say it were never changed, There is no combustion by products in trans fluid to darken it so much, which leaves only time and heat cycles.
Thank you for any input you can provide