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Torque Specs...

Just so everyone knows, the reason there are torque specs for bolts and nuts is to get the bolt or nut tight enough to get it to start to stretch. That stretch keeps the bolt or nut from backing off. I used to be able to literally feel when the bolt would start to stretch and then follow up with a torque wrench and only be about 1 foot pound off the correct spec. These days since I don't do it on a daily basis, I am about 3 to 4 pounds off... I knew guys who never used a torque wrench, could literally feel the stretch and had been fixing boat and cars for years without any returns...

BTW, this thread is excellent for the DIY person.. The pictures and instruction are fantastic!

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Out of curiousity, what is that second drain plug on the engine block? Will hopefully be changing mine this weekend, this thread seems like a good reference!
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No sure..

That second plug I am trying to get information on via the diagrams at eurospares... I can't find it but I "think" it's probably access to the oil pick up for the sump pump.... As I said, not sure, but best guess..

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---What are the torque values for the oil tank drain bolt and the engine sump drain bolt?---
It's most important that you know the torque value for the oil filter.

Ferrari based engines are very sensitive to properly torqued oil filters.

A mistake can be disastrous.
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Hi!

This is a great post on DIY maintenance. I'm somewhat new to this board and am looking to get an idea of maintenance costs and feasibility of working on Maseratis.

My wife has her heart set on a GranSport at the moment and it looks like I'm going to have to deliver on that sometime soon, however with the nearest Maserati dealer about 100 miles away, I would prefer to work on it myself.

Anyway, if there is an area on this forum that I have missed that has all of these DIY threads, please point me in that direction.

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I don't think there is a specific part of the forum (correct me if I''m wrong) for great DIY threads, but it isn't a bad idea - perhaps make this one (and perhaps the DIY inspection one, and maybe some others) into a sticky? I think the UK maserati forum has (somewhat) done that - would be nice to have the really useful threads all in one place.
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The other oil drain plug is on the forward part of the block about the center.
In the pic below, does anyone know what the brass plug is just to the right & behind what BCube has labeled as the OIL PLUG? I got carried away and also removed this one and have no idea what I just drained! Need help immediately!!! Now I'm feeling like I should have ponied up the $$ for the dealer to do this.

Here's Brian's pic
https://www.maseratilife.com/forums/a...1&d=1165262942

To me, it seemed like engine oil drained out....and not very much either. Please tell me it's just another oil drain plug. :(

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I'm fairly sure that this is also oil...

Here's what I would do first:

Replace the oil filter if you haven't already and close the other oil drain plugs. Then add some oil to the system with the drain plug open ( that is the one you're unsure of ). If oil drains through that plug, you're sure it's an oil plug and you're home free.

If you fill up the oil to the appropriate level and no oil comes out... then you better do a bit more research. I would then just email the dealer a picture and let them help you.

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Unhappy Help!!

Can anyone please help me...I have 2005 Cambiocorsa Spyder and had an independent service shop do an oil change based on the instructions posted here. Now the cars check engine light is on. The exhaust smokes and the car says slow down when I am going up hill at 65 mph and starts slowing down by itself. I know the guy doing the oil change followed the instructions because I watched him and the instructions were pretty specific. I used 7.5 quarts of Mobil 1 5w 40, although on the oil it said good for diesel trucks. But the salesperson at Autozone said it should work fine.


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Can anyone please help me...I have 2005 Cambiocorsa Spyder and had an independent service shop do an oil change based on the instructions posted here. Now the cars check engine light is on. The exhaust smokes and the car says slow down when I am going up hill at 65 mph and starts slowing down by itself. I know the guy doing the oil change followed the instructions because I watched him and the instructions were pretty specific. I used 7.5 quarts of Mobil 1 5w 40, although on the oil it said good for diesel trucks. But the salesperson at Autozone said it should work fine.


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Still sounds like an overfill.. Easy to have a lot of oil left in the system.

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Still sounds like an overfill.. Easy to have a lot of oil left in the system.
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Immediately check the oil level at operating temperature WITH THE CAR RUNNING. I agree with Buzz that it seems like your mechanic overfilled. In addition to draining oil from the oil holding tank (near passenger front tire), he could have drained from the wrong plug under the engine block - there are two plugs right next to each other. I'll bet your mechanic drained oil from the distant plug in the second pic here:

https://www.maseratilife.com/forums/s...27&postcount=4

That plug only drains a tiny bit of oil and is the wrong one to have drained from. You may have had an extra couple of quarts remaining in the engine block and then filled with 7.5 quarts. So, now you have like, 9 - 10 quarts in there.

Better check right now.

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What tool is used to take the filter off? I had a special one for the Porsche I bought at advanceauto, but the oil filter on the Maserati looks like it has different ridges.
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What tool is used to take the filter off? I had a special one for the Porsche I bought at advanceauto, but the oil filter on the Maserati looks like it has different ridges.
Use any oil filter wrench that fits!
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Should have spent the money and got it done right!

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Can anyone please help me...I have 2005 Cambiocorsa Spyder and had an independent service shop do an oil change based on the instructions posted here. Now the cars check engine light is on. The exhaust smokes and the car says slow down when I am going up hill at 65 mph and starts slowing down by itself. I know the guy doing the oil change followed the instructions because I watched him and the instructions were pretty specific. I used 7.5 quarts of Mobil 1 5w 40, although on the oil it said good for diesel trucks. But the salesperson at Autozone said it should work fine.


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Should have spent the money and got it done right! I wouldn't tinker or let anyone tinker with my Maseratis to save a few bucks! This aint no ford focus here people!!! Why mess with perfection??
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great write up... will surely use this as a reference if I am able to get this 02 coupe GT I've been looking into.
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