Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Ferrari Life Posts: 366
Well, I didn't get any responses from the Forum, but I did find out the answer from two dealers. The fluid is actually Mercedes Benz Convertible Top Hydraulic Fluid. The quart bottle says ZH-M on it, and costs $18 from M-B. If you go to Ferrari, they charge $65 for the same bottle.
As for putting it in, it is easy IF you know the trick. The reservoir is behind a panel between the seats. Remove the panel with four phillips screws. There is the obvious reservoir with the pump motor on top of it. Just in front is a block, about 3" X 5" X 1" with several hydraulic lines going into it. The block is bolted to the pump motor with two bolts. Remove these bolts and the block can be moved out of the way. You will then see a plug with a 13mm head. Remove this, and fill the reservoir with a squirt can, or turkey baster. Reassemble, and there is no bleeding necessary, according to Ferrari of Orange County.
Just thought you'd like to know for future reference.