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Old 08 Aug 2009, 02:43 pm
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Default Sub-frame corrosion

My 2000 X-reg Limited failed its MOT because of a seriously weakened sub-frame due to corrosion (more like the tons of salt they put down on the roads up here in Aberdeen).

Anyway, I found a salvage sub-frame on eBay off a 2002 model. Does anyone know if this will fit. I don't think there were any significant changes in design during the PT's first 2 years of existence.
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Old 08 Aug 2009, 05:15 pm
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Not 100 percent sure about export models but domestic is the same so I would make a pretty good bet that they are the same....
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Old 09 Aug 2009, 07:37 am
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Thanks, I think so too, just needed a second opinion.
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Old 09 Aug 2009, 08:42 am
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In light of this post......is it alright to powerwash the underside of the car, to remove salts, during the Wintertime? Can you reach the things that need to be cleaned, without shorting out any electronics?
I had the same thing happen to my Talon, and had to junk the car, as a result. It was quite unexpected, since I had only taken it in for a small radiator leak.
But.....it DID get me to my Cruiser!
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It's such a nice car, I can't believe how bad the corrosion is underneath.

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Old 09 Aug 2009, 12:28 pm
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In light of this post......is it alright to powerwash the underside of the car, to remove salts, during the Wintertime? Can you reach the things that need to be cleaned, without shorting out any electronics?
I had the same thing happen to my Talon, and had to junk the car, as a result. It was quite unexpected, since I had only taken it in for a small radiator leak.
But.....it DID get me to my Cruiser!
Power washing the under carriage is not a problem. Very little chance of any damage.
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Old 09 Aug 2009, 12:28 pm
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is it alright to powerwash the underside of the car, to remove salts, during the Wintertime?
I do. I stick the washer wand under the car as best as I can from all sides. I've never had a problem. If you want a more thorough wash come spring, use an oscillating sprinkler under the car. You'll need to adjust it's position to get the whole car. It's no pressure washer but it works fairly well I've found. If you've got a pressure washer at home, I've seen attachments to get under the car a little better. If you're really enthusiastic about it, you could get the car up on jackstands and go after it.
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Old 09 Aug 2009, 11:17 pm
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It really is a beauty, Koolsville. What a rich color, for a Cruiser!
Slartyblarfast and Mopar_Man, thanks for the info. I think powerwashing the underside will become regular Winter routine, from now on, having already lost one car to corrosion.
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I do love the color and I think the wheels look great on it! Are they brushed aluminum ? They don't look chrome!
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The wheels are 17" Rims, brushed aluminum with chrome outer rings.
Manufactured by BSA Alloys, model Osiris 339.
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