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Engine Rust

mtexasmtexas Member Posts: 1
edited March 2014 in Chevrolet
I purchased a 2001 Chevy Silverado 1500 LS in Houston about a month ago. When I bought it I noticed a light coating of rust on the bare metal of the engine block. I informed the Sales Manager before purchasing, and he explained that this is normal because the bare metal is exposed to air and would wear off after normal use and as the engine is heated during normal wear and tear. He said I shouldn't try to paint as the heat build up would just peel the paint right off. I now have 1500 miles and there is still a rust coating. The truck was manufactured in Canada around November 2000 and only had 87 miles on it at purchase. It must've been sitting idle for a couple of months. Is there any cause for alarm or will the rust coating eventually wear off?
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