do any of you have the huge spot of rust in the engine bay right below the left side engine mount? I have seen it on alot of proteges of the same generation and it doesnt matter the year.
Like new stock spare tire subwoofer/amp that came with my 2003.5 Protege 5. Subwoofer For Sale thread is
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holy ****. thats alot of rust. i dont have any rust what so ever. well except for some of the screws that hold on my underguard under the engine and little bit on exhaust welds. just seeing this makes me want to go by that black stuff that you coat the under of your car with and do it alllllll!! lol
I was able to re-weld this joint, and spray rubberized undercoating over the spot to fix it from the outside. I haven't done anything yet with the inside.
Mine is rusted out just like that one. Oilpan rusted through at 100k.
Unfortunately, Protege5's in the Northern states have been known to develop a wee bit of cancer. Well... Let's see how yours has held up. Mine is pretty bad, but I want to get an idea if mine is a freak or if there are others as bad.
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this is the saddest thread eva! my rust pics will be up later this evening
I agree Mark, but sometimes it's necessary to find out how bad some people have got it.
you just want to make me cry, i know it! i have hated rust since ny first new car rusted out in 14 months...the drivers side rear quarter (poked my finger right threw a bubble in the paint) and around the rear hatch glass...i fixed the rust myself every yr till i finally got rid of the beast after 7 yrs, 3 bad motors and chasing rust holes
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