How to change the oil in a Ferrari 458

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Now that the Ferrari 458 is getting a little older, many of them are no longer eligible for the factory maintenance program which means you can either take the car to the dealership (or an independent shop) and pay a lot ($400-500!) or you can DIY the oil change.

Fortunately with a little patience, changing the oil in the Ferrari 458 is pretty simple. The most difficult part is simply removing the under tray panel. There are over 20 10mm bolts holding the under tray on, and a few 4mm hex heads holding the diffuser on as well. Both will need to be removed.

Once the panels are removed, you simply unbolt the 2 sump pan drain plugs using a hex head. Drain the oil into a catch can. Replace the drain plugs using a new crush washer and torque to 60nm or 45ft-lbs.

Remove the drain plug on the oil sump tank using a 22mm socket. Drain the oil into a catch can and replace the plug with a new crush washer. Torque to 60nm or 45ft-lbs.

Remove the oil filter canister from the top of the engine using a 32mm socket. Replace the oil filter cartridge and the o-ring. Reinstall and torque to 25nm or 18ft-lbs.

Using the Launch X-431 PROS Mini or another computer that has the correct functionality, connect to the OBD-II port and reset the oil service life indicator.

Add about 9 quarts of Pennzoil 5w-40 oil, then start the engine and let the oil warm up to at least 160F. Once at temperature, check the oil level while the engine is running and add oil as necessary. The system should hold 10 quarts. DO NOT OVERFILL.