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2 hours ago, Fumbler said:

Forgot to ask in light of finding more crossmember woes on my car- have the engine undertrays been removed yet? They block the crossmember drains and give the inevitible crust in that area a kick start.

Good tip - I'll have a little look. I still haven't been under it at all, just been driving it (and loving it).

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20 minutes ago, Fumbler said:

Good! The nice thing is that if the car doesn't have PAS, a holed crossmember isn't an MoT fail, or so I've heard.

This one does have PAS, pretty much the only concession to luxury, which is OK by me. MOT history doesn't mention any corrosion so I'm  blindly confident that it will be allright.

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4 minutes ago, marm said:

This one does have PAS, pretty much the only concession to luxury, which is OK by me. MOT history doesn't mention any corrosion so I'm  blindly confident that it will be allright.

With the undertrays on they won't be able to see it. You'll only know about it once they fall off, due to the bolt holes being friction drilled into the thin mild steel. Usually corrosion starts at either end as they're the lowest point of the crossmember.

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15 hours ago, Fumbler said:

With the undertrays on they won't be able to see it.

Sounds as if it will pass the MOT then. 👍

TBH I'll probably not go looking for rust problems on this car. The discovery of holes is rarely a cause for celebration. Out of sight, out of mind, it's a £200 micra, and while I intend to look after it, it doesn't need to be pristine. ;)

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Never mind the oil leak, the level's still fine after a week and a few hundred miles, but I ought to stick this back. Someone's made a go of it before and glue is visible. It's more of a hard plastic than rubber and apparently just trim, not a seal.

Wondering what kind of adhesive to use... the best thing would be something thin-ish that sets fairly slowly I think, so I can apply it and then push the trim back into place. I suppose it also needs to be fairly water resistant... any ideas?

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