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Algar SERVICE on 550

Discussion in '456/550/575' started by G-force, Dec 12, 2003.

  1. G-force

    G-force F1 Rookie

    Aug 4, 2002
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    wayne skiles
    Well the boys just completed a major on my
    550. They had $175 worth of unusual items but anyhow
    the price was a little over $4300. I'm more than happy with that price!!
    definitely square shooters.Tom Mellet at Car store glenside told me they were and he was right on as usual.
    My thanks to Mark, Mike and Tom!!!!!!!
     
  2. ze_shark

    ze_shark Formula 3

    Jul 13, 2003
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    Could you share what was done, price of parts and labour ?
     
  3. G-force

    G-force F1 Rookie

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    I don't have a copy of the invoice but labor was $2700
    balance parts. I was so elated about the total that I didn't ask them to fax me a copy for my perusal! I was expecting 5000-5500 from
    reading previous posts on this topic.
     
  4. ze_shark

    ze_shark Formula 3

    Jul 13, 2003
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    If you don't mind my asking, did you have any 'consumables' (tires, pads, discs) done or was it 'just' about servicing the car itself ?
     
  5. G-force

    G-force F1 Rookie

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    Don't think so car wasn't even due yet it is a 99 model with 9000
    miles. Just routine unnecessary belt changes etc.
    I'm saving $9900 in taxes since car will be not be delvd 90
    days after purchase. (California) so I thought it would be a good time to have major done etc
     
  6. dwood1969

    dwood1969 Karting

    Nov 1, 2003
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    Charlotte, NC
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    David Wood
    Banana boat,

    I am in a similar position - 99 with just under 10K miles. I took my car in for some minor work (replacing brake pads) and discovered a small oil leak. As the mechanic had to do some things to get to the leak, I decided to go ahead and have the major service done (belts etc). It cost me right around $3800 but the guy who is doing it is an independant so his hourly rate is a little less than the dealership mechanics. My guess is the the labor probably took about the same time as yours. I was supposed to get her back today but I was also having a rim repaired and the guy didn't get the color quite right so I am going to have to wait until the 24th to get her back (I am off on vacation for the next 10 days). I really wanted to drive my baby one more time before the 10 day break. Ah well, c'est la vie!!!
     
  7. redcar1

    redcar1 Formula Junior

    Nov 3, 2003
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    Mark
    Would you mind posting the breakdown, or emailing me?

    I'm picking up my 12k mile '97 tomorrow from Ferrari of San Antonio/Barrett, and it is significantly more. I'm curious where the difference is.

    Thank you very much.

    Mark McKenzie
     
  8. 134282

    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ

    Aug 3, 2002
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    Wow, sounds like a steal...!


    Um, wait, i meant...
     
  9. whart

    whart F1 Veteran
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    Dec 5, 2001
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    Mark Cedrone , the service manager at Algar and Tony, the chief mechanic there, were always good guys in my book.
     
  10. G-force

    G-force F1 Rookie

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    Will fax you info Monday Redcar.

    Maybe it is because I told them my grandmothers brother was Carlo Gambino??????????
     
  11. nerd

    nerd F1 Rookie

    Oct 12, 2003
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    I'm picking up my 1999 9600 mile 550 from Scottsdale Ferrari tomorrow after the major service. Subtracting the $450 of work to fix a coolant leak, the total was $4400. There were some nits to fix; hairline cracks in the ceramic injector tips (less than $50 in total parts), and replace the missing plastic buttons which retain the hood insulation blanket (resulted in a 99 point score, instead of a 100 points at our club concorso).

    Roy
     
  12. bobafett

    bobafett F1 Veteran

    Sep 28, 2002
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    Doody previously posted my own 30k info from a few months' back. I will rescan if anyone wants. All said and done, it was ~5k.

    --Dan
     
  13. nart2222

    nart2222 Rookie

    Nov 28, 2003
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    could you post that info so I might know what to expect. Seems like many guys get ripped off, why is that?

    TIA
     
  14. G-force

    G-force F1 Rookie

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    I'll post it here tommorrow after I get them to fax it to me.
     
  15. Steve Darrah

    Steve Darrah Rookie

    Nov 5, 2003
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    Midlothian, Virginia
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    I had a 15000 service completed on my '01 550 on april 17th this year by Ferrari of Washington.The cost was $42884.07,of which$1767.50 was labor.Will provide more detail if desired. I bought the car new from FoW and have been very satisfied with all the service work.Josh Simpson, Service Advisor, and Fernando Torres, who does the work on my car are first class people.
     
  16. bobafett

    bobafett F1 Veteran

    Sep 28, 2002
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    Those o-ring washers are expensive!!! :D

    --Dan
     
  17. G-force

    G-force F1 Rookie

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    The file is too large (the way I saved it) so I am emailing the document or faxing to those that want it.
     
  18. MPalilonis

    MPalilonis Karting

    Sep 30, 2003
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    Hey Banana Boat,

    Could you also send me an email with the list. Thanks! :)
    My email is m_palilonis@hotmail.com

    Tifosi

    ~ Mike P.
     
  19. coachi

    coachi Formula 3

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  20. G-force

    G-force F1 Rookie

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    Your email address didn't work MPalilions
    Coachi I'll try yours now
     
  21. 550

    550 Rookie

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  22. MPalilonis

    MPalilonis Karting

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    Sorry my email account was full. Its empty now, so if you could send it again that would be great.

    Thanks Banana Boat!! :)


    ~Mike P.
     
  23. G-force

    G-force F1 Rookie

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    all faxes and emails sent. If anyone didn't get one advise.
     
  24. CarStore

    CarStore Karting

    Sep 19, 2003
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    Hi Wayne:

    Glad to hear you got off light at the Ferrari Dealer. I know I sold you that car too cheap.. ;-)
    Are we going to see you at Barrett-Jackson? I have a 97 355 Spider going through on Saturday during the SPEED telecast. Run # 714. Its going over the block at NO RESERVE so it should be very interesting.

    Tom Mellett
    www.carstoreofglenside.com
     

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