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  Reply # 1013673 27-Mar-2014 09:36
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coolcat21:
stevenz: Just don't use a grinder on the fuel tank! ;)

That rust converter stuff is magic, works really well.

Go over any obvious structural areas with a fine tooth comb, if even a pin-head worth of rust is found then they'll make life very difficult for you. Outer panels and "easily" replaceable bits like the exhaust are not a big problem as worst case you can just have patches welded on or resin + repaint.

If you don't have access to a work-pit or a couple of drive-up ramps, then get a mechanic to check it out, even a really good jack can let go on you and rib cages are harder to replace than exhausts.

It doesn't look anything out of the ordinary for a car of that age.



I got it 're-wofed' this morning at a proper station (VTNZ) , I know it's a waste of money considering prev wof is only about 3 weeks old. 

It passed. Only warning was the snow tyres borderline (minimum 4 MM, it had 5 left.)

I'm sure the inspector saw the rust on the corder of the black-spray painted member ... ? And no warning given, so I think i'm safe..

Another thing though the brake readings were:

220%, 220%
130% , 150%

handbrake: 120%, 140%

good ?


the rear being uneven like that just means a build up of break dust in the drum mine does it aswell put the car on a flat area jack it up take off the wheel and tap the drum with a hammer while turning it this will loosen the dust and return a better break % on that side but as your car uses mostly the front breaks for stopping and only a small 70front/30rear % for stopping its not that big of a deal

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  Reply # 1014091 27-Mar-2014 19:06
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It passed. Only warning was the snow tyres borderline (minimum 4 MM, it had 5 left.)

I'm sure the inspector saw the rust on the corder of the black-spray painted member ... ? And no warning given, so I think i'm safe..


I wouldn't leave that corner too long though... It might pass this time, but in 2 years, you'll be up for $$$$.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1014332 28-Mar-2014 08:39
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Its common for imports to have snow tyres on them. Re the exhaust its normally for them to be rusty, if worried give it a rub with some sand paper and apply a rust kill primer. Re the rest I would get a mechanic not a panel beater to put it on a hoist and have a good look at it. They will tell you if its a problem or not as checking rust in the chassis is part of getting a WOF. A panel beater will say any rust at all is bad. 

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