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The manual also says other things... (archive)

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Posted by Ko on September 23, 1999 at 15:14:07:

In Reply to: Re: Emergency Question!! (Jon Shafer type question posted by Robert on September 23, 1999 at 13:48:43:

I am at work and don't have the manual but from what I recall

the rust perforation warranty is like 8 years.
I think for one of the scheduled services (which recurs at some interval), they wash the bottom of the car and visually inspect for rust damage (as a requirement for warranty above)
They didn't specifically said aftermarket undercoating isn't recommended, I think they just mentioned the fire hazard thing as a precaution if applying the coatings near the exhaust components.

I might add, just hose the undercarriage/fender areas during your carwash or when prudent and you'll be alright.

I'm in NY too. I don't deem extra undercoating necessary. Maybe back in the days...




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