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#3213386 - 12/11/13 12:19 PM Re: DIY oil change for Maserati 2002 Coupe. [Re: fullthrottle]
JR Offline


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$28 For a oem filter, all i can say is wow.
Awesome car.

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#3213411 - 12/11/13 12:44 PM Re: DIY oil change for Maserati 2002 Coupe. [Re: fullthrottle]
dparm Offline


Registered: 04/19/10
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Loc: Chicago, IL
Originally Posted By: fullthrottle
I think I may have found a great deal on the LiquiMoly for a 4x 5 Liter case for about the same price as the Mobil. I don't know about the specs you mention, but the specs I need for the Maserati are right on. I might even get the Pennzoil Euro 24 quart case and blend them. I'd have enough for 5 oil changes.

But, thanks. I want to know all my options.



Mobil 1 0w40 is $25 for a 5qt bottle at Wal-mart (LM bottles are only 4 quarts). Are you saying you found a place that sells LM for under $5/qt?
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#3213413 - 12/11/13 12:44 PM Re: DIY oil change for Maserati 2002 Coupe. [Re: JR]
dparm Offline


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Originally Posted By: JR
$28 For a oem filter, all i can say is wow.
Awesome car.

ken



That's not too bad. Most of the BMW cartridges are about $20ish from the dealer.
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#3213432 - 12/11/13 01:09 PM Re: DIY oil change for Maserati 2002 Coupe. [Re: fullthrottle]
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You made a good choice for an up-to-date oil that meets the intent of the old specs. About the only better oil for that application that I can think of is Mobil 1 0w40.
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#3213506 - 12/11/13 02:16 PM Re: DIY oil change for Maserati 2002 Coupe. [Re: fullthrottle]
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I take it you are using a UFI brand oil filter. I'll bet there's a Wix or Baldwin that would fit. If you give me the UFI filter number I'll see if I can match it up.
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#3213842 - 12/11/13 08:18 PM Re: DIY oil change for Maserati 2002 Coupe. [Re: fullthrottle]
Quattro Pete Offline


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Originally Posted By: fullthrottle

Amazon has it for $40/case with subscribe&save and free shipping.
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#3213897 - 12/11/13 09:03 PM Re: DIY oil change for Maserati 2002 Coupe. [Re: fullthrottle]
fdcg27 Offline


Registered: 09/25/09
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Very nice machine.
I am envious.
If I were you, I'd just go with the OEM filter, probably your only option and M1 0W-40 from Walmart.
There really isn't a better oil for your engine.
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#3213993 - 12/11/13 11:02 PM Re: DIY oil change for Maserati 2002 Coupe. [Re: fullthrottle]
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Registered: 12/10/13
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I just grabbed a rare deal on LiquiMoly on eBay! 2 cases of 4x 5 Liters. That's 40 Liters for $245 with shipping. It works out to $5.78 per quart. Enough for 5 oil changes in the Maserati. I'm all set now for Spring.


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#3214009 - 12/11/13 11:29 PM Re: DIY oil change for Maserati 2002 Coupe. [Re: marco246]
fullthrottle Offline


Registered: 12/10/13
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Originally Posted By: marco246
I take it you are using a UFI brand oil filter. I'll bet there's a Wix or Baldwin that would fit. If you give me the UFI filter number I'll see if I can match it up.


The UFI filter is for a different model. The Coupe uses a Purflux OEM Maserati filter part number 188814.
But, thanks. I'll keep looking for options.
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#3214858 - 12/12/13 07:19 PM Re: DIY oil change for Maserati 2002 Coupe. [Re: fullthrottle]
fdcg27 Offline


Registered: 09/25/09
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Good deal for you.
I'm not sure that this oil is any better than M1 0W40, but it is a known good oil and should work well in your engine.
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#3214892 - 12/12/13 07:44 PM Re: DIY oil change for Maserati 2002 Coupe. [Re: fdcg27]
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Registered: 12/10/13
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I'm not really sold on Mobil, to be honest. I read all the reviews and the specs very closely, working with a 2002 owner's manual, that has outdated oil requirements, having been superceded several times by improvements to oil quality.

The best by far I believe, for my application, is the Pennsoil Euro Synthetic, which is what my Maserati dealer uses, and this LiquiMoly is a close second. I am going to take advantage of that Amazon.com deal mentioned on the Pennsoil, and blend the two 50/50 in my next oil change. What can I say? I'm a scientist.
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#3220643 - 12/18/13 12:34 PM Re: DIY oil change for Maserati 2002 Coupe. [Re: fullthrottle]
bigjl Offline


Registered: 09/06/12
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Loc: London, England
Would one of the Amsoil products be of use?

They do a Euro spec oil in 5w40 I believe and at much better price than you can buy Amsoil products in Europe.

I would be inclined to use Mobil 1 0w40 New Life but that is a personal preference

Liqui Moly is certainly a quality lube
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#3220951 - 12/18/13 07:00 PM Re: DIY oil change for Maserati 2002 Coupe. [Re: fullthrottle]
artificialist Offline


Registered: 09/23/07
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Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: fullthrottle
I was looking at the K&N oil filters and air filters for my other car and truck. Especially the air filter, since you only ever need to buy one. You can clean and re-oil them.
http://www.knfilters.com/

BMC makes a reusable performance air filter for the Maserati.

I don't recommend them. The UOA section shows that many cars have higher than normal silicon levels when using a K&N instead of the paper style filter. Some other reusable filters might not have that problem, but I don't know for sure.
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#3223314 - 12/21/13 05:08 AM Re: DIY oil change for Maserati 2002 Coupe. [Re: fullthrottle]
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The Mobil 1 0W40 really is that good. It is inconvenient to have such an expensive oil filter though. I guess with a Lexus suv and the maserati you can probably afford to spend more but the M1 from Walmart is a huge value for the money.
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#3235721 - 01/03/14 10:09 AM Re: DIY oil change for Maserati 2002 Coupe. [Re: fullthrottle]
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M1 0W40 or Ultra...
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