Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Ferrari Life Posts: 11,859
I remember my first oil change on my old Daytona. Place 12 quart pan/carrrier on floor. (Remember those plastic pans that were also a jerry can with a bolt in the middle of the pan depression? Really messy, but worked great for the Dino.) Remove pan bolt and allow sump to drain, all OK. Remove dry sump oil tank bolt and allow tank to drain. OK until the last 4 quarts or so overflowed onto the garage floor. Look at Carbooks copies of owners manuals (Daytona, Dino, 365 GTC, 365 GT 2+2, all I had then), find car holds ~17 quarts of oil. Oops. Guess that is where the oily finger prints in the book originated. Maybe. Learn how much oil absorber it takes to absorb 4 qts of oil. Lots. Beer helped. Had to buy more oil, too.
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.