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550 Sluggishness

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by ChicagoVV, Nov 25, 2003.

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  1. ChicagoVV

    ChicagoVV Karting

    Oct 26, 2003
    Full Name:
    Dan Van Voorhis
    I have a 2001 550 Maranello and had been driving quite a bit in stop and go traffic recently when the car seemed to "sputter" 2-3 times in 2nd gear (2-3k RPM's) when I hit the gas - the car just didn't want to "rev up" and accelerate.. Any idea as to what the cause may be??
  2. Texas Forever

    Texas Forever Seven Time F1 World Champ
    Rossa Subscribed

    Apr 28, 2003
    My guess would be fouled plugs. Anybody else? Dale
  3. bobafett

    bobafett F1 Veteran

    Sep 28, 2002
    Does it sound / feel like it's misfiring?


    PS; I should add - any warning lights on? Run it by an independant / someone you trust and have them check to see if it's throwing any codes. Then again, if you take it in, have them look at it anyways. :D
  4. coachi

    coachi Formula 3

    May 1, 2002
    SC USA
    Check the timing...
  5. Dr_ferrari

    Dr_ferrari Formula 3
    Consultant Professional Ferrari Technician

    Nov 2, 2003
    Pocono Sportscar
    Full Name:
    Jim McGee
    maybe, traction control? plug wire set?

    possible fouled plug.

    If no codes, I would try disabling the traction control and recheck. at least it would elimnate that system and an easy test.

    best regards, jim

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