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Old 12-11-2007, 21:04
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Default Which oil for your Ferrar

Hi,
I would like to know which engine oil you use for your Ferrari, especially for 3x8 series.
At their time, only AGIP SINT 2000 was specified by Ferrari.

Now, we have two types of garages : the ones that continues and recommand to use this AGIP oil.
And the ones that recommand more modern oils, for example MOTUL 300 V (motorsport oil).

Regarding time to change oil, I suppose most of Ferrari owners made once a year, as recommanded by Ferrari.

Thanks for your feedback,

Deni
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Old 12-11-2007, 21:24
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Woow; great post denis! I was recommended:

Shell Helix Ultra. it is fully synthetic motoroil

5W-40 with ''active cleansing agents'' and there is a logo of ferrari on it: ''used by ferrari''.

on the bottle they say: Maximum engine cleansing for performance motoring
and ''refreshing and protecting your car''.

But i don't know if it is marketing-language or true. :
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Old 12-11-2007, 21:37
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Wink Oil for a 328, 30

In my 328 they used Castrol TWS Motorsport 10W60. API SJ/CF.
Approved for BMW M3, M5 and Z8. Also for a Ferrari, my Ferrari anyway. It was recommanded by Italauto, Kees van Stokkum. Oil consumption abouth 2 litres at a distance of 10.000 km. That's normal according to Ferrari specs
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Old 13-11-2007, 08:07
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In my 308, I use ST ELF COMPETITION. 10W40.
I change myself this oil every years.
I don't recommend synthétic oils for this old engine, because they wash i
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Old 13-11-2007, 10:11
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I would like to know if anybody can tell if it really makes a difference to use whatever oil. For the statistics: in my 328 AGIP SINT 2000
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Old 13-11-2007, 19:34
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Yes it makes a difference, mineral or synthetic oils are not the same, as long it is between 5 or 10 W 40 till 60 it's O.K. (AGIP, 20 years ago recommended by Ferrari, fine), SHELL, ELF, or whatever is O.K.
It may be give a problem if you use synthetic oils, see the post of pp2.12, these engines are at least 20 years old. These engines were designed for mineral oils, mixing both oils may give problems with the inside of the tubes and hoses, they are cleaning too much
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Old 13-11-2007, 23:19
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Also the particles in a synthetic oil are smaller than in a mineral oil.
This causes you old seals to leak more
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Old 14-11-2007, 12:14
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Also the particles in a synthetic oil are smaller than in a mineral oil.
This causes you old seals to leak more.
Ah! So: my F is sweatting too much to my opinion: so maybe when I use an (old) mineral oil, I could have less leaking oil out of it?? (when i am finished driving and put it in the garage)
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Old 14-11-2007, 21:30
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let me tell you this:
my mechanic guy told me to not use fully synthetic oil! (for my 348)
"...the oil is to aggressiv for the gaskets (seals) for the engines of that time, and are (like JWA told) too small particles, which will invade into gaskets and can create also leaks".
He knows from a older engine, that he found a gasket very "spongy" (softened), and the customer told him he used full synthetic oil; of course this is no fixed fact, but...
I use for my 348 a 5W40 half synthetic oil, brand: Sunoco (sometimes also others), and my oppinion is, he consumes less oil than before.

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Olive
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Old 27-11-2007, 20:52
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I am not an oil specialist, not a mechanic either! While surfing on the Net, I found this site which gives very good explanations on synthetic oil, viscosity, and oil temperature and pressure. I found it very useful. The site is http://63.240.161.99/motoroil

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Question Zombie post?

Dudes, I'm reviving this thread once more, if you don't mind.

I'm currently considering moving back to Agip Sint 2000 10W40 motor oil for my 328. Couple of questions:

1. Did the fact that Ferrari recommended it 24 years ago mean anything today, i.e. was that recommendation driven by commercial interests (deal with Agip), or was it really the best stuff around at the time?

2. Does that still hold, that is, is it still a proper oil to use, or are there superior alternatives around nowadays?

3. Who here (still) uses this stuff?

4. Where can I get it? Any ideas who still sells this in the 'brick & mortar' world? I did find a couple of online addresses, one of which really stands out price-wise: http://www.arparts.nl/agip.htm @ €7,23-8,00 per liter (4 and 1 liter cans respectively). Anyone ever deal with these people?

Curious as to your ideas:Thanks!
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Old 20-11-2011, 11:31
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Default "Which Oil" by Richard Michell

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Originally Posted by F328GTB View Post
Hi,
I would like to know which engine oil you use for your Ferrari, especially for 3x8 series.
At their time, only AGIP SINT 2000 was specified by Ferrari.

Now, we have two types of garages : the ones that continues and recommand to use this AGIP oil.
And the ones that recommand more modern oils, for example MOTUL 300 V (motorsport oil).

Regarding time to change oil, I suppose most of Ferrari owners made once a year, as recommanded by Ferrari.

Thanks for your feedback,

Deni
Dear Deni and members,

Last week I bought this new little book called "Which Oil" by Richard Michell.
I find it a great help in understanding how automotive oils (engine, gearbox, axles, etc ..) have developed and which oil to pick for your classic Ferrari.

Ciao, Olaf

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