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post #1 of 9 Old 03-28-2013, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
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Hi all,
Its come to have my annual service done and I've been asking questions to the dealers and Indies what should be done.
I have only done 1000 miles since its last service and that was a major one.
The previous company says it does not require the oil changing but recommends floor pans removal and steam cleaned and re wax oiled followed by a general health check on pipes etc.
Anyone know what's expected.
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Garry- Some pros recommend changing all the fluids annually, but at the very least the oil and brake fluid should be changed.

What is a major on an F430? 30,000 mile check? Usually associated with a belt change, but no belts on F430s.

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I would definitely do the engine oil at the end of each year before the winter. I personally feel that brake fluid is ok to leave 2 years. And transmission fluid and coolant every 2 to 3 years.
Just my personal feelings.
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Well as you say no belts, but filters ,fluids,plugs and brakes etc.
They reckon the oil is good for 5,000 mls.
Not really bothered just want to do it justice.
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Gary- The Ferrari maintenance schedule calls for annual oil and filter changes regardless of mileage. That is what I would do as a minimum. Stef or someone with an F430 maintenance schedule would have to look and see whether brake fluid is annual or every two years. On earlier cars it was annual.

Why not just look at the maintenance schedule that came with the car and use that? Will make her easier to sell later if factory recommendations were followed, not to mention keep her in the best condition. Especially in that damp climate where you live.

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As you said well Terry, engine oil and brake fluid should be changed every year.

Gary, I would rather recommend to change oil in spring instead of doing it before the winter because during the hybernation period, oil will absorb more moisture and you'll have to change it again when you'll start using the car again. Unless you live in an area with no winter

It's good also to do an annual change of transmission/gearbox oil too.
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Thank you once again for your views.
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As you said well Terry, engine oil and brake fluid should be changed every year.

Gary, I would rather recommend to change oil in spring instead of doing it before the winter because during the hybernation period, oil will absorb more moisture and you'll have to change it again when you'll start using the car again. Unless you live in an area with no winter

It's good also to do an annual change of transmission/gearbox oil too.
I would have to say that changing the oil in the fall is better than in the spring....
Reason:
The combustion acids that build up over the use period, is much worse for the engine internals, than a little bit of moisture that will build up while it sits. That moisture will burn off as soon as the car oil gets up to temperature when it's used. Ideally, it's best to change it before and after, but if you are changing it annually, it's better for the engine in, the long term, to do it in the fall.
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Well as you say no belts, but filters ,fluids,plugs and brakes etc.
They reckon the oil is good for 5,000 mls.
Not really bothered just want to do it justice.
Thanks Taz
+1, I would definitely get the fluids all done annually regardless of mileage.
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