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#2349902 - 08/18/11 12:14 AM Lamborghini Gallardo oil change
dparm Offline


Registered: 04/19/10
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And you thought your oil changes sucked.

http://www.fluidmotorunion.com/archives/8528


Basically the oil filter is underneath the intake manifold. Have fun.

Also, the oil filter is quite small! My 4.2L V8's is at least twice that size.



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#2349907 - 08/18/11 12:25 AM Re: Lamborghini Gallardo oil change [Re: dparm]
tonycarguy Offline


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It's easy to do if you have the filter wrench and reasonably small hands. It takes a few minutes to change the oil filter.

What sucks is the price -- the filters cost $70 each and only Lamborghini makes them. Oh yeah, the filter wrenches are expensive too

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#2349908 - 08/18/11 12:27 AM Re: Lamborghini Gallardo oil change [Re: dparm]
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wow good read! thanks for sharing! that oil filter looked nasty
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#2349912 - 08/18/11 12:37 AM Re: Lamborghini Gallardo oil change [Re: dparm]
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That doesn't even look that hard.
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#2349915 - 08/18/11 12:40 AM Re: Lamborghini Gallardo oil change [Re: dparm]
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Really does not look too difficult. On a Ford GT there are these huge under vehicle covers to take off with specific tightening sequence.

Also I noticed they didn't explain why there were 2 drain plugs, makes me weary of them working on a car like that if they cant differentiate between the engine pan and the dry sump tank.
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#2349918 - 08/18/11 12:46 AM Re: Lamborghini Gallardo oil change [Re: dparm]
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wonder, which oil they used?
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#2349919 - 08/18/11 12:47 AM Re: Lamborghini Gallardo oil change [Re: bdcardinal]
tonycarguy Offline


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Originally Posted By: bdcardinal
Really does not look too difficult. On a Ford GT there are these huge under vehicle covers to take off with specific tightening sequence.

Also I noticed they didn't explain why there were 2 drain plugs, makes me weary of them working on a car like that if they cant differentiate between the engine pan and the dry sump tank.


It's not as hard as they made it out to be. It takes 20-30 minutes total once the car is on the rack. I don't think they're that experienced on this car because they made the oil filter to be a huge deal which it isn't.

The newer LP560 is more time consuming because it has underbody panels that have to be removed before draining the oil

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#2349923 - 08/18/11 12:56 AM Re: Lamborghini Gallardo oil change [Re: zyxelenator]
dparm Offline


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Originally Posted By: zyxelenator
wonder, which oil they used?



Probably PU 5w40, which is what Ferrari specs IIRC.
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#2349927 - 08/18/11 01:14 AM Re: Lamborghini Gallardo oil change [Re: dparm]
bdcardinal Offline


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http://www.ricambiamerica.com/product_info.php?products_id=335953

found the tool, for $95 it really isn't that bad considering what the application is.
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#2349928 - 08/18/11 01:15 AM Re: Lamborghini Gallardo oil change [Re: dparm]
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"You can of course use the Agip oil that comes with your Lamborghini. However it is not that common here in the US. "
http://www.lamboweb.com/Repairs_Section/Gallardo_Repairs_Oil_Filter_Change.htm
This guys is using M1.
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#2349945 - 08/18/11 02:33 AM Re: Lamborghini Gallardo oil change [Re: tonycarguy]
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Originally Posted By: tonycarguy

What sucks is the price -- the filters cost $70 each and only Lamborghini makes them. Oh yeah, the filter wrenches are expensive too

The filter may be a dealer only item but we know Lambo (Audi) doesn't actually make the filter.
As a DIY guy, at that price I try pretty hard to find out who does.
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#2350052 - 08/18/11 08:24 AM Re: Lamborghini Gallardo oil change [Re: dparm]
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Well the OEM filters for other VAG cars are typically Mann, Mahle, or Hengst. I bet it's one of those 3.
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#2350136 - 08/18/11 10:07 AM Re: Lamborghini Gallardo oil change [Re: dparm]
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That really doesn't look to terrible.

7k seems like a long time on a performance car, I'm usually a fan of longer oil changes but on a motor like that I'd drop it every 4k-5k.

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#2350561 - 08/18/11 06:56 PM Re: Lamborghini Gallardo oil change [Re: dparm]
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With 11qt, there's a lot of oil to dirty and break-down. 7k doesn't seem terrible.
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#2353843 - 08/22/11 08:00 AM Re: Lamborghini Gallardo oil change [Re: dparm]
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Originally Posted By: dparm
Well the OEM filters for other VAG cars are typically Mann, Mahle, or Hengst. I bet it's one of those 3.
I figured that since it was Italian, it would have a Magnetti Marelli filter.

That, or a Bosch, since I see so many Bosch parts on European cars.
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