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Kees (from Harmelen NL) yes the plugs on my car look like the ones in the picture... and if you can find the Tectyl spraying diagrams, that would be great.
I will admit, though, that I do not intend to go to the length of ripping out headliners, carpets, gas tank etcetera... to go inside the hollow parts (as seen in the above photographs): my car is 9 out of 10 in the "appearance" department, and this would be going too far. And yes, the 1988 Carrera has been extensively galvanized (but I am very very sceptical as to the degree of protection that provides "today", after some 16-17 years - I've seen my own and other Carrera's very very rusted indeed in spite of that mythical zinc galvanisation I always hear of). I have carefully sprayed (first ML, then "Bodyguard") the wheelwells (especially around the headlamp and door jamb mud-collection points), inner rockers and doors. I -basically and theoretically- only drive in good weather (but do get caught out...), NEVER on salted roads (if possible), always extensively wash the car (only after she's been wet...) and keep a good wax on her. She's parked in a dry garage (heated by the house heating burner nearby...), with chemical de-humidifying boxes under her and one inside. Other than demonstrating that I am applying "due diligence", I hope it will impede the rust devil...
1988 Carrera 3.2L
Old 01-30-2004, 12:12 AM
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