Winter salt

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Chat and Discussion' started by mrtn, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. mrtn

    mrtn Active Member

    It's been a long and terrible winter and I decided to attempt washing my engine bay today because it was getting pretty bad. Then I noticed a lot of salt build up at the shock towers. Just wanted to share and see if others have noticed this. I washed the bigger buildup away on the passenger side before i took a pic but I got a pic of it on the drivers side. [​IMG][​IMG]

    Second pic is from far away for reference but it's at the top right under the break fluid.
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  3. graynicolas11

    graynicolas11 Active Member

    holy crap, ill have to take a look at mine later. I do know the engine cover and a lot of other crap are coated in dried out salt..gonna be nice to clean it up in the spring
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  4. BRGT350

    BRGT350 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    my 2011 has the same thing, I go in there and clean the area with an old tooth brush.
  5. mrtn

    mrtn Active Member

    I washed it all out then sprayed rust control all in there. Hopefully that helps.
  6. avcdude

    avcdude New Member

    I've noticed the same build up in mine, albeit much smaller. I'm planning to use the vacuum cleaner to clean it up before washing the engine bay to minimize any cross contamination. It's very odd how it makes all the way there. Would be good to find the proper way to seal it and stop it at once.

    thx for sharing.
  7. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    I'll be looking at mine today also
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  8. stuntdoogie

    stuntdoogie Active Member

    I had some salt in mine but nowhere near what the op has in his dayum! I tried not to drive it much in the snow.

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  9. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    Ya I had a little salt growing on the metal infront of the strut tops like it was pulled up by the wheels and all the water we have.. will need to do a porper bath and scrub once it warms up only did the wd40 rinse for now..
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  10. LuvfiestaST

    LuvfiestaST Active Member

    I checked mine today.. Sweet Jesus.. Some buildup.. Gonna need to clean the engine as soon as Spring gets here..then a good rust proofing all around

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