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Mitsubishi Eclipse Engine Problems


I have a 2001 Eclipse. Recently, I had the car winterized and my mechanic found rust in the coolant fluid. I had this performed in January also so it seems that between January and October there has been something rusting in the car engine.
My mechanic is concerned. Note that this is a 2001 with only 52,000 miles.

Anyone seen anything similiar with their vehicle?
What was rusting in the engine?

It a month, my mechanic is going to check the fluid again.


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