100S Potential Rust Pockets

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 11, 2007 at 22:15
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I havent given the truck a good wash for a while so I spent Saturday afternoon with the high pressure cleaner, detergent, wax, polish and WD40 etc
Although I have had the vehicle since 2001, I have just found two potential rust areas that were FULL of red dust and sand
The first was in the roof channels where the roof rack can be bolted. I removed the plastic caps (3 on each side) and ran the pressure cleaner into the channel. Could not believe the amount of sand and mud that came out - I had to run the pressure cleaner for about 10 mins on each side before I got clean water flowing freely.
The other more serious spot was in the left hand rear wheel arch - just below the fuel cap. There is a plastic guard that bolts onto the rear of the bumper where it wraps around under the fuel cap (It is there to protct the fuel lines from the filler cap to the tank) I removed the plastic moulding and behind it there was at least 2 cups of dirt and sand

Has anyone else found any dust/dirt collection point on a 100S
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Reply By: Member - eerfree(QLD) - Sunday, Feb 11, 2007 at 22:29

Sunday, Feb 11, 2007 at 22:29
Thanks Trekkie
It might be a good idea if all members and posters submit any possible rust problems they have found.
( this from a bloke who used to own a G60 Nissan that spent a lot of time on Fraser Island !!!!!!!!!).

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Reply By: Derek from Affordable Batteries & Radiators - Sunday, Feb 11, 2007 at 22:30

Sunday, Feb 11, 2007 at 22:30
Hi T

Yes, front guards. Open the front doors and rinse out the sand from the lower corner of the front guards.

I found this sand trap when changing a electric antenna insert.


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Follow Up By: Andrew from Vivid Adventures - Monday, Feb 12, 2007 at 00:26

Monday, Feb 12, 2007 at 00:26
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Reply By: Mikee5 (QLD) - Monday, Feb 12, 2007 at 14:05

Monday, Feb 12, 2007 at 14:05
I had to take out the inner plastic guard from the front wheel arch ( to push out a dent). I found half a cup full of dust dirt leaves and twigs in the bottom rear of the guard, sitting on a flat space about 3 inches square. I then took out the other side and it was the same. It looks like there should be a rubber dust seal on the rear vertical face of the guard to stop this - open the front door and look inside the space towards the inner guard - there are a couple of grommet holes. I went to a car yard and checked others for interest - no seal on these either. I blew out the rubbish with compressed air and sprayed it all with tectyl. Looks like this will be an annual job!!!
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Follow Up By: Mikee5 (QLD) - Monday, Feb 12, 2007 at 14:20

Monday, Feb 12, 2007 at 14:20
Oops, forgot to say this sounds like the same place Derek is talking about. (Hi Derek, the dual batt system is finished and working well). Mike.
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Reply By: snow - Monday, Feb 12, 2007 at 15:35

Monday, Feb 12, 2007 at 15:35
Ditto for my '03 Navara
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Reply By: V8Diesel - Monday, Feb 12, 2007 at 19:49

Monday, Feb 12, 2007 at 19:49
Trekkie, what a ripper idea. Collective wisdom for each model. Make a suggestion to the management.

I use an ali garden watering dooikkie I got from Bunnings. It was about a tenth the cost of the popular commercial models and does the same thing. With a bit of gentle persuasion it now curves back on itself so I can wash all the hard to get places on my 100 series. Nothing beat getting soaked and crawling underneath of course, but at least this is handy for a quick wash 'behind the ears'. Staggering how much red soup comes out.
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