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Corrosion problems 323 -94

Old 05-14-2017, 10:38 AM
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Bought a 323 BG C IV 1.6 16V -94 (88hk) in 2013 and have had some corrosion problems with it and wonder what I can suspect will break in the near future?

Both trailing arms have broke (now repaired).

Three of four bolts for the stabilizer bars have gone of (all bolts changed to new now).

Pipe between heater coil and water pump start leaking due to rust (replaced with a nice pipe I find on a scrapyard).

Now my left side rear strut mount broke so the suspension strut is not attached to the car chassi.

Is it worth change both strut mounts or can I suspect more things to break due to corrosion in the near future?

I now that I also need to change the timing belt and repair one brake caliper, the handbrake and that I got some rust in the sills and in the rear part o the boot. The front suspension struts freeze below 0 degrees Celsius so they also need to be replaced.

The car have 270000 km/168000 miles on the clock and the engine, clutch and gearbox (manual) feels very good.
Old 05-15-2017, 04:24 AM
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Financially, it's time to retire it & move on. It's becoming a money pit.
Old 05-20-2017, 05:25 PM
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Yes I guess so. I will check how it looks around the strut mounts and how the sills has survived this winter when I have taken the car to my parents house. If it looks resonable I will calculate what the needed repair parts will cost.

Is there anything more that I can expect will break soon?

Or is it better to sell it fast if I get it working again?
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