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Escort and Corrosion  Rating:  Rating
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 Posted: Sat Feb 21st, 2009 10:04 pm
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renocliobrakehose wrote: i had one in on friday last week, and i think we`d all do the same as i did. simple fail all day long! the "chassis" legs at the rear above the exhaust and on the other side by the fuel filler neck was just not pretty! being an integral part of the strength of the car goes against it to start with, but i wud say that the corrosion is usually within a prescribed area. also if the car is that bad as the ones ive seen, theres usually more rot in the car elsewhere!


I am in agreement here with Kev1975, one must be careful about making that decision to fail it.

section 6.1 states that the structure must be severely reduced in strength which must affect the steering and braking of the vehicle, so it must be very bad before fail.

The fact that part of the chassis may be severely corroded outside a prescribed area does not on its own justify fail.

All above my words:D

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 Posted: Wed Feb 18th, 2009 07:12 pm
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renocliobrakehose wrote: i had one in on friday last week, and i think we`d all do the same as i did. simple fail all day long! the "chassis" legs at the rear above the exhaust and on the other side by the fuel filler neck was just not pretty! being an integral part of the strength of the car goes against it to start with, but i wud say that the corrosion is usually within a prescribed area. also if the car is that bad as the ones ive seen, theres usually more rot in the car elsewhere!

i would be very careful with that , was this rot in a prescribed area ?

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 Posted: Wed Feb 18th, 2009 03:17 pm
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renocliobrakehose wrote: i had one in on friday last week, and i think we`d all do the same as i did. simple fail all day long! the "chassis" legs at the rear above the exhaust and on the other side by the fuel filler neck was just not pretty! being an integral part of the strength of the car goes against it to start with, but i wud say that the corrosion is usually within a prescribed area. also if the car is that bad as the ones ive seen, theres usually more rot in the car elsewhere!
Just not pretty eh, can't seem to find that in my manual!!

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 Posted: Wed Feb 18th, 2009 10:56 am
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i had one in on friday last week, and i think we`d all do the same as i did. simple fail all day long! the "chassis" legs at the rear above the exhaust and on the other side by the fuel filler neck was just not pretty! being an integral part of the strength of the car goes against it to start with, but i wud say that the corrosion is usually within a prescribed area. also if the car is that bad as the ones ive seen, theres usually more rot in the car elsewhere!

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They went into this on a recent ntt course, If the two skins are touching and are held in place by welded joins, the tester is advised to treat the two skins as one piece, but if there is a gap between them, it would be classed as a separate section and would of course be a fail, impossible to judge without seeing it tho.

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im the same kev but what is excessive, most escorts have an hairline crack maybe 4 inch long with maybe a few mm gap but if we were to hit it with the assesment tool nothing normally shifts, pretty solid so it kinda confuses the issue?

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 Posted: Mon Feb 16th, 2009 07:23 pm
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If its excessively corroded I fail them.
I know exactly what you mean. I use the assessment tool
and make my mind up from there.

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Ide like other peoples opinions on ford escort corrosion on the rear floor/chassis sections. This is a common problem on these vehicles and the similar problem occurs on the front of vauxhall corsa.

The question im asking is how do you folk judge whether or not these areas are excessively corroded, these areas have a double skin and many just break the first layer leaving the rest in good solid condition! do you pass and advice or fail?

 

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