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Posted 20 October 2003 - 07:54 PM
Posted 20 October 2003 - 08:24 PM
Apparently part of the rear subframe will rust and possibly break due to the salts and other crud on the road in the northeast. Yikes!
You can do a search here, it was listed for mine:
All they'll do is clean up the rear subframe and control arms and soak 'em with some undercoating. Which, by the way, smells pretty strong when it gets on the exhaust and heats up!
Posted 20 October 2003 - 09:38 PM
Posted 20 October 2003 - 10:59 PM
No kidding, I know at least Jeep offers a dealer undercoating for some extra $$, maybe subaru does the same?
About all that's undercoated on mine is the wheel wells with that rubbery type stuff. Maybe I'll do some additional coating myself, anyone have recommendations? I think I have a can or two of 3m rubberized undercoat, not sure if it's still good though...
Posted 20 October 2003 - 11:29 PM
Posted 20 October 2003 - 11:55 PM
The newer Legacies/OBs are almost all galvanized steel (65% according to the factory lit), so there should be minimal rusting on newer models. Time will tell.
Posted 21 October 2003 - 12:57 AM
Yea, they use waayy to much salt on the roads around here, cars will turn white after a good snowfall, and not from the snow.
Posted 21 October 2003 - 07:19 PM
Maybe he can get a copy of the TSB and or find out what models it applies to.
Apparently part of the rear subframe will rust and possibly break due to the salts and other crud on the road in the northeast.
you should see some of the NE saltbelt junkers we on the old gen board drive,
yep I'll say YIKES
ever heard of "death rattles" - my old 87 had them - you go over RR tracks and the doors hitting the jambs give you the DR's
Posted 22 October 2003 - 08:17 AM
My tire shop checked ours and said there is no sign of any defeciency or rust (NW Montana). No salt, but that liquid stuff (which is probably a different salt in suspension).
Anyhow, I wouldn't worry about it, do it if it makes you feel better.
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