Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Ferrari Life Posts: 11,856
212- When I bought my Daytona in Houston, Texas and drove it home to Clovis, New Mexico, about 750 miles/1200 kms, I drove at a steady 75-80 mph (~125 kph) and actually thought the oil temperature gauge was inop. It was not until I got to West Texas with miles of open roads and no traffic and pushed the speed up to 100 mph+ a few times that the oil temperature came off the peg.
With 16 liters of oil and a really efficient oil cooler, it is really hard to get a Daytona's oil up to temperature. It only takes about 5 miles for the 575M, with 12 liters or so, to come up to temperature.
The Daytona was, and still is, a real continent eater.
Incidentally, the engines are self healing, too. On the first drive home after not having been driven for quite a while, the car used a few quarts of oil. On the return trip to finish the federalization, it used none.
Present: 575M 135171
Past: Dino 246 GT 02984, 365 GTB/4 14009, 308 GTS 25125
Every day I look around, and if nobody is shooting at me, it is a pretty good day.