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In this video we show you how to change the coolant, thermostat, and accessory belt on my Ferrari F430. It’s a fairly simple job and only takes a few hours. Most of the time is just spent removing and reinstalling the underbody panels.
Once the car is jacked up into the air, you remove both the front and rear underbody panels. This will give you access to the radiators in the front, as well as the belt and thermostat in the rear.
You can drain the coolant by putting the car at a forward angle and pulling the drain plugs on the left and right radiators. I used the Pentosin Blue coolant but you can use green coolant as well. The system holds 17.5 Liters of coolant.
The accessory belt is extremely easy to remove and replace. You simply use a 15mm socket on a breaker bar to undo the tension on the belt at the belt tensioner, then pull the belt off and put the new belt on.
The thermostat is removed by unbolting the 3 5mm bolts holding it to the engine block, then removing the hose clamp. I had to use a screwdriver to pry the hose off the old thermostat as it was stuck a bit.