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Rust Proofing and Rust repair

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Define the component. Include, if known, the german language word for the component, as well as the English or American equivalent. Show a picture, a diagram.

  • Its technical name & common name(s)
  • part # - start year & end year
  • which area it belongs to - engine, transmission, body, injection etc, link back to the relevant section


Rust proofing is of particular concern in areas with rain, snow, sleet, or in the vicinity of salty oceans. A number of countries use salt when roads are covered with snow and ice: driving a car like a Pagoda is not recommended in these circumstances.

Owners of Pagoda's in these countries would be very likely to rust proof their cars. The following attachment is a body preservation plan from Mercedes in the 1970's.



Describe common maintenance procedures, and common faults that may occur. Describe how these may be diagnosed and resolved. Again, include diagrams, photographs and explanations. Where possible, include measures, tolerances, weights etc.

  • Symptoms when it faults
  • How to test if it is faulty - what tools to use
  • How to fix / change

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