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Discussion in '360/430' started by mousecatcher, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. mousecatcher

    mousecatcher Formula 3

    Dec 18, 2007
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    san mateo, ca
    anyone change their own oil?
     
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  3. paulie_b

    paulie_b F1 Veteran
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    Jan 13, 2003
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    yes, its easy.
     
  4. mrpcar

    mrpcar Formula 3

    May 27, 2007
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    Robin
    For the 360 what oil do everyone use?

    I was thinking the Mobil 1 0w40
     
  5. duskybird

    duskybird F1 World Champ
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    Jan 20, 2007
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    That's what I use.
     
  6. JSL

    JSL Formula 3

    Jan 5, 2002
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    Do my own oil change every 1500-2000 miles. Not difficult and I like doing SOMETHING on my own car. This is about all I will try.:)
     
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  8. paulie_b

    paulie_b F1 Veteran
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    Mobil 1 15-50
     
  9. mrpcar

    mrpcar Formula 3

    May 27, 2007
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    Is it because in FL?

    I used 15w50 in my air cooled 911 motor as the motor runs very hot, my water cooled 996 used to use 15w50 oil until Porsche sent out a TSB suggesting switching to 0w40 due to the lack of circulation of the heavier weight 15w50 to the hydraulic lifters in cold start ups.

    I wonder if the lighter weight 0-40 oil would work better to protect the 360 engine on cold start up?
     
  10. garybryan

    garybryan Karting

    Nov 6, 2006
    173
    Denver
    i use chevron delo 400 5w-40 in my 360. no problems. very easy to change oil. i have changed t-belts also. thats pretty easy too. changed steering wheel to a carbon fiber wheel, had to be the easiest one i have ever changed. brake light switch went bad, that was also the easiest brake switch i've ever done. so what i'm saying is that some things on a 360 are not bad at all to do yourself.
     
  11. mousecatcher

    mousecatcher Formula 3

    Dec 18, 2007
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    san mateo, ca
    why so frequent? do you not drive the car much so you hit 1 year or something?
     
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  13. masar

    masar Formula 3

    Aug 19, 2007
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    Petr
    Sorry for stupid question, but if you change oil by yourself, how many litres to fill properly(360)?
     
  14. paulie_b

    paulie_b F1 Veteran
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    have 10 quarts available
     
  15. Uomo360F1

    Uomo360F1 Formula Junior

    Aug 24, 2007
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    Dr. Ali Haas. Could you please post your article on oil, featured on FOC web site?


     
  16. JSL

    JSL Formula 3

    Jan 5, 2002
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    Honestly, no real good reason, I just like to do it.
    :)
     
  17. john0719

    john0719 Rookie

    Feb 8, 2007
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    John L
    How about for the F430? Anyone do it on their own?
     
  18. SSR

    SSR Formula 3

    Jun 14, 2007
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    Me I order Ricambi 430 Oil filter and use arround 9lts of Shell Helix Ultra every 3000 K
     

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