DIY oil change for Maserati 2002 Coupe.

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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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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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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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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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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 I read all the reviews and the specs very closely, working with a 2002 owner's manual, that has outdated oil requirements, having been superceded several times by improvements to oil quality.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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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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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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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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