Join Date: Apr 2010
Ferrari Life Posts: 2,199
Eddie, I warmup my 550 basically as Taz has suggested, however I keep a very close eye on oil pressure and try not to let it get over 100 psi during the warmup. This means keeping the engine below 2500 or so, and granny shifting from 1st to 3rd, skipping 2nd, which doesn't like cold gearbox oil.
According to Sheehan, 550's were known to overpressure their oil filters during cold warmups from revving too soon.
I'm running 5W-40 Redline - I can't imagine how high the cold oil pressure would go if it were 10W or higher.
'99 550, Rosso Corsa / Nero, S/N:114654, Assy: 31836, Engine: 52084
High mileage, low compression, and missing on a few cylinders.....just like my cars.
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