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550 QUESTION

Discussion in '456/550/575' started by Carbonero, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. Carbonero

    Carbonero Formula Junior

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    Bill
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  3. tajaro

    tajaro Formula Junior
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    Erik V
  4. henryr

    henryr F1 World Champ
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    he should have told the guy to get lost and go buy a R8....
     
  5. tazandjan

    tazandjan Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Jul 19, 2008
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    Terry H Phillips
    Bill- The 550 engine mounts are a known weak area, as are the plenum hoses under the intake manifold. Replacing both (actually the motor mounts and three plenum hoses) with 575M parts solves both problems. Or buy a 575M and do not worry about either.

    The other 550 weak point is the Bilstein shocks and shock actuators. The 575M changed to bullet-proof Mannesmann-Sachs shocks and actuators.

    You would have to ask one of the pros whether $1500 was too much. Judging from the whiny post, I would imagine he had a 15K service and the motor mounts done and the total was $1500 and he was still grumbling. Should have bought a Porsche, probably, if a $1500 service bill bothered him that much.

    Taz
    Terry Phillips
     

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