I made a mistake on the Ball Joints Installation

So as it turns out, you DO need to put some grease on the ball joints on the Ferrari F430 when replacing them. I just missed that step in the service manual, but my wonderful viewers made comments asking why I wasn’t putting in grease. I was suspicious that you should add grease, but my old ball joints clearly had no grease.

I found the spot in the service manual that calls for Fiat Tutella Zeta 2 grease, which I could not find in the US, so I just ordered some synthetic grease that should do the job. I had to remove the control arms again, pop off the ball joint boots, apply the grease, then reinstall everything and torque it down.

Here’s the video of the ball joint installation: https://youtu.be/TuEO4mjfPig

Grease I used: https://amzn.to/2EdvNsG
Grease gun: https://amzn.to/2EeEUJO

How to replace the upper ball joints on a Ferrari F430 or 360


Ball Joints Kit – UBJ-360-K – https://bit.ly/2HyNFBM

Ball Joint extraction tool – UBJ-360-BRT – https://bit.ly/2sDNjQn

Hysol Glue – 184241 – https://bit.ly/2S2HFW4

Hysol Dispenser tool – 184241-T – https://bit.ly/2sDMvuH

In this video I will show how to replace the upper ball joints on a Ferrari F430 or 360. The parts were all supplied from Ricambi America through my partnership with them and are listed above. If you need to purchase Ferrari or Maserati Parts, please contact Ricambi America.

You will need to have some basic hand tools, floor jacks, c-clip pliers, a ball joint press, and an oven. Yes, you need to bake the ball joints to cure the Hysol glue once they are installed.

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