355 oil change schedule

Discussion in '348/355' started by spidey, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. spidey

    spidey Karting

    The car does not get a lot of mileage on it (about 1,500 miles this year).

    last oil change was whe I had the 30K service done 1.5 years ago.

    Whats the oil change frequency that makes practical sense? any other service need to be done ?
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  3. ernie

    ernie Two Time F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa Owner

    Nov 19, 2001
    The Brickyard
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    The Bad Guy
    When you pull out the dipstick and it looks like asphalt.:D

    Engine oil and filter should be changed every 7,500 miles or at least once a year. So yours is due.
  4. GCalo

    GCalo F1 Veteran

    Sep 15, 2004
    Northern California
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    Greg Calo

    I'd change that oil more frequently than every 1.5 years!

    My CL500 calls for 10K oil changes. I change every 5K, and I have only put 5,300 miles on it since 12/03, AND I have changed the oil 3X's already. It's synthetic oil as well.

    Oil is cheap; repairs are not.

    Why not drive that car up to my place every two weeks on Saturdays to say hello!
  5. Bart

    Bart Formula 3

    Nov 1, 2003
    Orange County, Calif
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    Every six months for the non-drivers. 3,000 miles for the drivers.
    12 cylinders or walk!

    DMOORE Formula 3

    Aug 23, 2005
    San Diego
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    Every 3k or six months for a non driver. Like my father said in his best Tonto impersonation " oil cheap, engine expensive."

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  8. 360trev

    360trev F1 Rookie
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    Oct 29, 2005
    isle Of Man
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    Q. Is the oil filter and oil used on the 355 exactly the same as on the 360?

    The reason I am interested is to know why some garages are trying to charge more to do a service on a 360 than on a 355 ! Aren't they pretty damn similar engines?
  9. Robin

    Robin F1 Rookie

    Nov 1, 2003
    Arlington, VA
    As the son of a Mobil Oil lubricant engineer and salesman of almost 30 years, I was always told that the 3000 mile oil change intervals advertised by the oil companies were simply a money making scheme. If you're racing your car every weekend, 3000 mile might be ok, but otherwise you're just throwing money away.

  10. Bobert

    Bobert Formula Junior

    Jan 17, 2004
    Oak Hill VA
    When Mobil 1 came out...back in the 70's it was advertised as 1 year 25k mile oil. I was told by a Mobil rep a number of years ago that the manufactures got after Mobil and that is why they changed their Marketing.

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