Ferrari F12 : Service Guide

The DDE Garage Ferrari F12 Service Guide will provide owners a detailed guide on the recommended maintenance schedule in order to keep their stunning Ferrari in great condition.

As you all know DDE currently has a F12 in it’s Garage. This is the most modern V12 owned by DDE and is one of Damon’s favourite cars in the DDE Garage. If you’ve been staying current with our YouTube build series, you will know that it is currently out getting TWIN TURBO’d as it will debut as the worlds FIRST TWIN TURBO Ferrari F12!

If you think that it screamed before as a naturally aspirated V12 Ferrari, just wait until it’s back from Aaron Kaufman at Arclight Fabrication in Dallas, TX! Pure MADNESS is coming to our channel thanks to this car!
The F12 Berlinetta is a V12 front-engine grand tourer (GT) that was produced from 2012 to 2017. It is a direct successor to the 599 GTB Fiorano as Ferrari’s flagship V12 car (not a limited production run) and has since been succeeded by the Ferrari 812 Superfast.

Ferrari’s in-house styling center collaborated with their traditional partner Pininfarina to create a very unique design, with aerodynamics taking on a greater role than the 599. In 2015, Ferrari introduced the F12tdf, a limited-run (799 units) track focused version with more power and less weight.
Preventative maintenance is always key in extending the longevity of the vehicle, as well as avoid any costly repairs from neglect. It is always recommended to have your vehicle looked over by a trained technician at least once a year to keep an eye on any premature wear and tear.

Ferrari F12 Service Guide Service & Maintenance Intervals:

Annual or every 6,000 miles (Minor Service):

 Replace Engine Oil & Filter
 Replace Brake Fluid
 Brake Inspection
 Indicator Light check
 Inspection of Transmission & Differential Assembly
 Top-Up Power Steering Fluid if Necessary
 Inspect Transmission Oil & Top-Up if Necessary
 Inspect Front & Rear Suspension Systems
 Inspection of Tire Wear

Every 3 years or 25,000 Miles (Includes 6,000 Mi Service Plus):

 Replace Transmission Fluid
 Replace Spark Plugs
 Replace Air Filter
 Replace Coolant
 Tightening of Engine & Transmission Mounts & Fasteners
 Replace Auxiliary Belts

Every 6 years or 50,000 Miles (Includes 25,000 Mi Service Plus):

 Replace Water Pump
 Replace Auxiliary Belts
 Check for wheel bearing play, Replace if necessary

In order to make sure that all components are working as they should, a visual inspection of the entire vehicle during each and every service. This includes inspecting for any leaks or accelerated wear and tear.
Auxiliary belts should be inspected every service for cracks or sign of wear.
Engine oil changes should happen every 6,000 miles so that the engine is properly lubricated and any foreign objects or metal shavings are flushed out.
Note that the Ferrari F12 Service guide is recommending these if driven regularly on public roads. If the vehicle is tracked, wear and tear will be accelerated and should be serviced earlier and more frequently
than the schedule outlined above.

The engine in the F12 is a substantially reworked version of the 599’s 6.0L V12. Ferrari’s engineers have added 0.3L of displacement for a total of 6.3L. This may not sound a lot, however the effect is substantial
to say the least. The F12 Berlinetta develops 118 more horsepower than its predecessor, for a staggering total of 730 hp.
Considering that this is a naturally aspirated engine, squeezing out 115 hp/l is an amazing feat for road engine. It also makes 509 lb-ft of torque. This is a highly-stressed engine that needs to be looked after
and maintained regularly for optimal performance. The F12 uses a timing chain that should last the lifetime of the vehicle. However, it is always good to inspect them at every service to make sure that the
chains aren’t stressed or stretched. Every F12 Berlinetta is equipped with Ferrari’s lightning-quick dual clutch transmissions as the only
transmission option.

As Ferrari is a company known for their heavy involvement in motorsports, they generally tend to outfit their vehicles with some serious braking performance. The 599 GTB Fiorano is no exception. In the first
year of production, the steel brakes came standard, with carbon-ceramic brakes being optional. After the 2007 model year, carbon-ceramic brakes became standard on all Ferrari 599s. The carbon ceramic brakes
are big enough needed to stop the car from over 200 mph repeatedly. They measure 353 mm up front with the rears measuring 328 mm.
The brake rotors themselves should last the lifetime of the vehicle. However, brake pad wear will vary based on driving conditions and driving style. The harder someone is on their brakes, the more frequently
they must be changed. This is why it is important to inspect the brake wear at each service interval. Brake fluid must be changed every year to ensure that the system isn’t contaminated with moisture, air, or dirt.

Tires are also wearable items that need to be checked at every service interval. Unfortunately, many
owners tend to ignore their tires. As they are the only part of your vehicle that are in contact with the ground, they affect handling, acceleration, braking, and crucially, safety. Wear will vary depending on
driving conditions, driving style, and whether or not the vehicle is all-wheel drive or not.

The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta comes with these tire sizes:
Front 255/35/ZR20
Rear 315/35/ZR20

Alignment can seriously affect both tire wear as well as the handling characteristics of a car. Therefore, it is imperative that the alignment is checked on a regular basis. The Ferrari F12 Service Guide recommends
checking camber, castor, and toe for tolerances within factory specification, or a custom specification if deemed necessary.
The suspension’s job is to not only keep a comfortable ride; it is also to provide optimal handling characteristics. Properly functioning suspension will keep alignment within specification in a straight line
as well as in the corners. Moreover, this keeps the tires from wearing unevenly. At each service interval, it is recommended to check the suspension components for any squeaks, rattles, leakage, or play.