I just finished putting a Nissens rad (to replace the original) into our 2005 Arc with 250,000km. The Nissens looks well made and is packaged very professionally. Although I oil spray every other year and personally touch up yearly, I was shocked to see the rust on the automatic transmission cooler lines where oil treatment had been missed most? if not all of the time over the years. Like anything, it's all in the details. Access to spray those lines is bad at best (unless the cooling fans and rad are out) but it reinforces the notion that I need to take an extra effort to ensure full coverage. This might involve using a mirror and light for example in that area. It's similar to the oil cooler? lines that disappear into the black hole underneath the serpentine belt area. I recall posting a warning on this site to take the front inner passenger side wheel liner off if you operate in the rust belt and treat those lines. There is a 5 inch long section that gets really bad and will eventually fail. Similar to the rear brake lines going up the dog leg area that are very susceptible as well. PS, don't forget like I did that the auto trans lines are connected to the fan housing as they run on top of the sub frame cross member area.Posts in this Thread:
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