- Nov 1, 2008
The filler neck cover bolts do snap, i had 3 snap on 2 different cars, unsure as to why since they huge and strong, my guess is water gets in the rail somehoe and rusts it from the inside.You'll see below, but Honestly I didn't think it was bad at all underneath. Wire wheeling everything and brush on rust encapsulator will hold the corrosion for many years to come.
So I got the subframe pulled out, just had to take the center console apart to remove the e-brake cables and slid it out.
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Then the next thing was driveshaft, exhaust shields, and gas tank/shield.
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Pretty much any 10mm bolt snapped unerneath... Go figure. Other than the 10mm's holding the exhaust shield and gas tank shield on, the only other bolts that broke were two 14mm holding the exhaust fuel neck bracket on, which was very surprising...
These right here:
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I went ahead and just cut the fuel lines, will be replacing them.
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The only other problem I encountered were the two studs for the gas tank straps on the rear. The bracket seemed fine, surface rust easily fixable, but the nuts holding the straps on were sooooooo rusted. The studs got so warm they are curved and not straight...
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Another thing I ran into were the brake lines. They are gross and seem to be pretty rusty.. Not sure what to do about that. Re-make them? Run flex brake lines? Any input would be greatly appreciated!
You can redo the brake likes in copper nickel line as i did this last year untill i recently had custom stainless lines made up, copper nickel will last for ages and cheaper then the stainless ones.
I believe your rust underneath is a fraction better then mine, i got a few bits of surface under there thats just paint scabs really. Still shocking how it gets up there when its always covered up