Maserati Forum banner

21 - 32 of 32 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
224 Posts
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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,309 Posts
Help!

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
http://www.maseratilife.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=1291&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. :(

Jeff?
 

·
Performance Specialist
Joined
·
4,488 Posts
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.

Hope this helps...

-- Jeff
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
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.


Thanks,

Mariam
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,685 Posts
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.


Thanks,

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

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,309 Posts
Still sounds like an overfill.. Easy to have a lot of oil left in the system.
+1

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:

http://www.maseratilife.com/forums/showpost.php?p=14027&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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
100 Posts
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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,100 Posts
Should have spent the money and got it done right!

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.


Thanks,

Mariam
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??
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
445 Posts
When someone is trying to sell you some thing,,,, and you ask "is this the right stuff", they say "it will be fine", I would do more research.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
22 Posts
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.


Thanks,

Mariam

I use Rotella 5/40 and it also says for Diesel Trucks. I have used the same Rotella on all my European Cars, so it's not the oil causing your issue. Very easy to overfill, I just did mine this morning and it was just a tad over the max line, still runs great and no CL.
 
21 - 32 of 32 Posts
Top