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post #1 of 11 Old 01-14-2014, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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550 Gremlins

Hi Ladies & Gents,

Within the next 3 months I fully expect to be purchasing a 550, so I feel the time is right to do a little more than dream with rosť tinted specs on! Time to research properly, so that I know what I'm going to have to put into one long term.

Any particular weak areas, niggles, inherent issues, unreliability etc etc etc.

Thanks in advance
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There is a lot of info on this site in posts as well, I suggest you do a search. Not being unfriendly, but I've answered this question so many times in the past it seems a bit redundant doing it again.


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James, I have a checklist of items to look for before purchasing a 550. A few items are peculiar to US cars, but the rest are applicable to all.

PM me your email & I'd be happy to send you a copy.

'99 550, Rosso Corsa / Nero, S/N:114654, Assy: 31836, Engine: 52084

High mileage, low compression, and missing on a few cylinders.....just like my cars.

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James, I have a checklist of items to look for before purchasing a 550. A few items are peculiar to US cars, but the rest are applicable to all.

PM me your email & I'd be happy to send you a copy.


That would be great!!! Thankyou ever so much. PM coming your way Sir
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James, I have a checklist of items to look for before purchasing a 550. A few items are peculiar to US cars, but the rest are applicable to all.

PM me your email & I'd be happy to send you a copy.
it is possible, send it to me ?

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it is possible, send it to me ?

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Bernard, I'd be happy to; please PM me your email address

'99 550, Rosso Corsa / Nero, S/N:114654, Assy: 31836, Engine: 52084

High mileage, low compression, and missing on a few cylinders.....just like my cars.

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Would it be possible to get a copy as well. I am heading to LA from Clev to hopefully purchase a 550 or 575 next week. Timing couldn't be better. PM Sent
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It's important to remain conscious of the fact that these are 15yr old, used Italian cars. There are a lot of consumables that need to be addressed at this point in their life cycle. Most of items are ignored as serviceables and treated and repair upon failure items, which is not smart.


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James, I have a checklist of items to look for before purchasing a 550. A few items are peculiar to US cars, but the rest are applicable to all.

PM me your email & I'd be happy to send you a copy.
Hi cribbj!

I would also like a copy of your 550 check list, as I plan to buy soon. Unfortunately, I am new to the site and either do not know how, or am unable to PM. You can email me at [email protected].

I am also interested in your COP solution and would like more info on how to source the material for that
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Hi cribbj!

I would also like a copy of your 550 check list, as I plan to buy soon. Unfortunately, I am new to the site and either do not know how, or am unable to PM. You can email me at ******@hotmail.com.

I am also interested in your COP solution and would like more info on how to source the material for that
Johnny, welcome to FLife and I hope you enjoy your search for the right 550. I've emailed you the PPI checklist and some details of the COP system.

'99 550, Rosso Corsa / Nero, S/N:114654, Assy: 31836, Engine: 52084

High mileage, low compression, and missing on a few cylinders.....just like my cars.

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