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Rust Holes Outback 2001

xxaeos_19xxaeos_19 Posts: 2
edited August 2017 in Subaru
http://imgur.com/a/yO86o So I've had some rust Holes start showing up on my outback, any clue on how to prevent spreading and/or remove rust?

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  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 9,328
    The rust is likely far more extensive than what you can see. This video will give you an idea what would be involved in a proper repair.

    I suppose the decision to repair depends on how long you want to keep the car around. If the car is otherwise mechanically sound and you intend to keep it for a number of years, it might be worth it to you.

    I hate giving up vehicles that I like, but at some point, they start to cost more money to keep up than you'll want to spend.

    Last vehicle I had with similar (although not quite as far along) rust issues, I sold to someone who was looking for relatively cheap transportation that THEY were going to put the repair money into to give them a couple of years use.

    NOT saying you should definitely go that way. It's certainly up to you. But at 16 years old, there are probably "hidden surprises" waiting for you as well.

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  • Nice repair video! I'm sure the rust is much more extensive on the inside, but I see what you mean, in terms of how long I tend to keep the car. Mechanically wise it's fine with some minor brake noise, a bit of rumbling, belt slippage, some bad suspension bushing...but other than that I guess it'll be up to me to decide how much longer the car can go for. Thanks for the feedback!
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