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Discussion in '456/550/575' started by Bahaba0, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. Bahaba0

    Bahaba0 Karting

    Feb 4, 2010
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    Miami, Fl
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    David Stone
    What is the true value of a 2000 550 with 14000 miles azure blue with a blue interior. No shields, stock whhels, good records, original clutch, good ppi. Thanks.
     
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  3. craterface

    craterface Formula Junior

    Apr 14, 2011
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    Sanibel Island, FL
  4. markbnj

    markbnj Karting

    Feb 25, 2007
    62
    Central New Jersey
    Include the price of a new clutch in your negotiations. I replaced mine at 20k. It was expensive.
     
  5. chrismic

    chrismic Formula Junior

    Jan 7, 2012
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    Mark, may I ask how much your clutch replacement was? Thanks, Chris
     
  6. fatbillybob

    fatbillybob F1 World Champ
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    Aug 10, 2002
    19,480
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    Not if you know what you are doing. I can be super cheapo and resurface an oem disc for $50 bucks if the PP and FW are in good shape. One reason I like organic plates is that they don't destroy PP and Fw like kevlar/carbon will for marginal performance increases. The 550 torque tube and gearbox is easy like taking out the same in a corvette C5/C6. There is nothing too it.
     
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  8. teachdna

    teachdna Formula Junior

    Sep 1, 2001
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    Cincinnati
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    Jeffrey Robbins
    There's no reason why a clutch in these cars will NEED to be replaced at 20K. It should be looked at as part of the PPI and that info taken into account. But a blanket statement "factor in replacing the clutch" because the car has 20K on it, is too broad a stroke to be useful in all cases.
     
  9. wbklink

    wbklink F1 Rookie

    Sep 2, 2009
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    +1

    I'm sure the PPI would have brought that up if it was an issue.

    cheers,

    Bill
     
  10. pchop

    pchop Formula 3
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    Jun 12, 2002
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    +1. 550 Clutch replacement is not expensive (relatively speaking) and under normal wear and tear you don't need a new clutch at 20K miles. I know three 550 owners with almost 50K miles and they are all still on the original clutch.
     
  11. fatbillybob

    fatbillybob F1 World Champ
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    Aug 10, 2002
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    Make that 4 . I'm over 50
     
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  13. p1turbo

    p1turbo Formula Junior

    May 21, 2009
    340
    san francisco
    that's all sounds great...

    but the clutch on my 993 turbo was still original when i swapped out the engine at 245K miles

    you guys got a ways to go...:)
     
  14. Cribbj

    Cribbj Formula 3
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    Jan 1, 2011
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    Mine was replaced at 14K when I bought the car. Two previous owners and lots of stop & go driving probably was the cause for its early demise.

    It's now a triple disc metallic lined performance clutch with a lightened flywheel. It's noisy, and a bit of an on/off switch, so it's certainly not for everyone. Cost was $4500 (with a new Hill release bearing), including labor two years ago. Had it been the OEM organic clutch the cost would have been around half to 3/4 that.
     
  15. lilviv

    lilviv Karting

    Nov 9, 2011
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    Lewisville, TX
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    Vivek Gupta
    #12 lilviv, Sep 23, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2012
    For what it's worth, I found the following receipts for clutch work on my 550:

    http://personal.lilviv.com/images/stories/user_added/motoring/550maranello/service/20091002_clutchpump_lightgaskets_trim.pdf - At 21,310 miles, a clutch pump (among other things - so hard to isolate actual labor cost here).

    http://personal.lilviv.com/images/stories/user_added/motoring/550maranello/service/20100629_clutchreplacement.pdf - Full Clutch Replacement at 22,900 miles - heavily discounted 'cause the new owner had bought the car just a couple days prior. Looks like this particular shop would've charged $4,300 or thereabouts for the clutch job in mid-2010.

    Just throwing out a couple more data points, in case it might help. :)

    Actually, since this is a thread about 550 values and what service/repairs could cost. http://personal.lilviv.com/images/stories/user_added/motoring/550maranello/service/ - Here is a link to my experience so far, spreadsheet at the bottom. Hope this helps some folks!
     

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