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post #1 of 10 Old 11-17-2014, 08:25 AM Thread Starter
 
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Underside pictures of my 575

Planned to post this some time ago but could not retrieve my camera. Long story short , I had on my 575 the air conditioning hose clogged and brought my 575 to a friends workshop (where I had my 993 serviced) .
While I had the 575 up on the lift I did few pictures of the underside and of some details of it .
I noticed that there are what appears traces of rust on the parts surrounding the exhaust lines (what I guess are the heat shields). Now I wonder whether this is "normal" for a 10 years old car that spent most of its life in a garage (my 575 has about 27,000 km on the clock).
Once I will have finished with the preventive maintenance on my 911s I guess there will be something to do on the Maranello as well. Every opinion is very welcome. Many thanks! Alex
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Alex- Will take a look at mine for you next time she is on a lift. I would imagine that is pretty standard, although New Mexico desert weather may be a bit gentler on the mild steel parts.

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Here's a partial shot of my '99 550's underside (taken from a cockroach's perspective ). Looks similar. This car spent its first 11 years up in the mid-Atlantic area of the US, and the last four years here in Houston (and the majority of that time in my garage, just as you see it!).
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Planned to post this some time ago but could not retrieve my camera. Long story short , I had on my 575 the air conditioning hose clogged and brought my 575 to a friends workshop (where I had my 993 serviced) .
While I had the 575 up on the lift I did few pictures of the underside and of some details of it .
I noticed that there are what appears traces of rust on the parts surrounding the exhaust lines (what I guess are the heat shields). Now I wonder whether this is "normal" for a 10 years old car that spent most of its life in a garage (my 575 has about 27,000 km on the clock).
Once I will have finished with the preventive maintenance on my 911s I guess there will be something to do on the Maranello as well. Every opinion is very welcome. Many thanks! Alex
Hello Alex,
yes your 575 bottom side is normal for this car in this years ....
Attached two pictures of my 575 just after buy, 9 years old car ....
Now, service after service, will clean do like new ....
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thank you very much for your inputs. Rust is always an issue that makes me worried - however if cured in a timely manner I hope it can be managed.
My 575 has never been driven in the winter (and it will not be ,since here in Prague in few weeks the driving embargo will start due to the salt and snow)
Fabio : for the sake of comparison I have the same photo of the suspensions, your one looks way better.
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Terry-John-Fabio
thank you very much for your inputs. Rust is always an issue that makes me worried - however if cured in a timely manner I hope it can be managed.
My 575 has never been driven in the winter (and it will not be ,since here in Prague in few weeks the driving embargo will start due to the salt and snow)
Fabio : for the sake of comparison I have the same photo of the suspensions, your one looks way better.
Alex,
my suspensions before cleaning was like your ....
About rust, for me your 575 have rust only on exhaust clamp bolts, on your last picture there is not rust, because the item shown is the "tunnel heat shield" and this is not of steel but painted fiberglass.
In the future, when you will replace the clutch, or if you need to repair the shaft, you can remove the "tunnel heat shield" and repaint, the exhaust clamps you can replace easy.
I would do so ...
Terry can help me if the material that i indicate for the "tunnel heat shield" is not correct.
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Had a brief look under my 04/2005 last week but don't recall seeing such colouration on those tunnel heat shield panels.. I did take the opportunity to tidy up the position of those wires going to the sensors in the cats that appeared to be hanging low though.


The following images are of a low milage car advertised for sale in Switzerland but someone clearly has been busy with the 303 Aerospace Protectant!


Source of the following images: FERRARI 575M, Occasion, Essence, 9'274 km, CHF 88'500.- - AutoScout24
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Could the discolouration of the heat sheilds be traces of cosmoline / rust proofing wax?
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Could the discolouration of the heat sheilds be traces of cosmoline / rust proofing wax?
Hi Jorge,
do you use the 303 Aerospace Protectant for your car?
Is a good product?

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