Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 16:10:51 GMT
From: (Scott A. Stratmoen)
Subject: Re: 9-5 Undercoating - Does it exits?

In article <01bed5bc$d80f4580$d12b00c3nopsamult>, says... I looked back at the manual and SAAB does mention that a polyurethane coating is used for protection. I would guess that this is what they are referring to. I just traded a 85 900 Turbo in for the 9-5. While many people would suggest that the tar can trap water and cause rust the only places which showed rust is the welds. In the US the rust warranty is only 6 years, not 10. I wonder if this says something about the amount of salt we use on our roads..... I agree with keeping an eye on things! > I noticed the same thing on my father's 9-5 and my 9-3. I questioned the > dealer to ask him if the plant didn't forget to undercoat the cars... After > having checked all the cars at the dealership and found the same thing, I > was answered that is was new technique, using a kind of varnish (but black > tar is still used locally). I was also told not to worry about: if the car > has a 10-year warranty against rust, undercoating would have be done... BUT > I've to say I'll keep my eye on it... :-)

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