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Old 11-11-2004, 11:39 AM
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rust

Are certain diesel models less prone to rust problems than others? It seems like the 300sd's have less rust than the 300d and 300td models that I have seen.

My 1967 230 was a true rust bucket by the time I sold it in 1980. Now I am looking at much older vehicles (albeit newer models) and the rust doesn't seem as bad.

I can deal with cosmetic rust but not structural rust. What are your thoughts on this?
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Old 11-11-2004, 12:03 PM
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Question More on rust

I have seen no variation between them.
The determining factor is previous owner care.
Here is a thread to look at.

Who has the most rust and still drives
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Old 11-11-2004, 12:06 PM
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Drive it on salty roads and it will rust.
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Old 11-11-2004, 01:00 PM
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Are certain diesel models less prone to rust problems than others?
Yes those models that are dirven in the South. No salt on the roads.

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How bout if you just let it sit outside in the winter when they salt the roads but not drive it? My thinking is the salt won't be slingin' up into the fenderwells and undercarriage thus not as much rust promotion.
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How bout if you just let it sit outside in the winter when they salt the roads but not drive it? My thinking is the salt won't be slingin' up into the fenderwells and undercarriage thus not as much rust promotion.
Two words...................SALT DUST if you are on the street even parked you will get salt everywhere, after the streets dry, Keep it away from the street.
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And where can I get some jack hole plugs?
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As much as it sucks to do anything in the cold, I rinse out the wheel wells and jack holes every few weeks during the winter to try to keep the salt from building up some, granted the car wasnt driven much during the winter.
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Rust is a cancer. It is cheaper to ship a CA car then to fix rust.
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