Originally Posted by bill buttermore
No that rust ain't pretty...but those palm trees in the background sure are.
They used to use sand on the roads here in Iowa and the cars held up great. About 15 years ago they started with the calcium chloride and now are cars are starting to do the same. Its disgusting. But still not as bad as Michigan. They have a vested interest in short-lived cars there.
It'* true of course. When I lived there, they would be laying down the "salt" as soon as there was a mere skim of snow on the road. In short time, everything gets a crust of white on it. The car washes are packed in the winter and slow in the summer, everyone'* trying to get that stuff off.
That cracked reservoir....something left on the lid when the hood was closed?
I am trying to figure it also. My wife took it to get the trans fluid replaced a few weeks ago and this appeared about that time, though there'* no real evidence the shop was responsible.
It'* really not the worst thing I have to deal with, just a minor annoyance.
Mike: 1997 SE w/ 183K, aka White Horse
, Gutted Airbox w/K&N, drilled 180* t-stat, tint all around, clear corners w/SilverStars, "PONTIAC" light up tail, PEMs, NGK TR55s