RE: [DML] Valley of death coating
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RE: [DML] Valley of death coating



Jeremiah in Florida patched his up with JB WELD I believe.  If I'm correct I 
think it worked like a charm.

Clean down there thoroughly.  Soak it overnight in degreaser and then wet 
vac the openings out.  Next get some tiny detail brushes to brush all the 
dry grit out.  It a time consuming job but I've doen it about 3 times 
already.  One car was just plain scary to look at but thankfully no rotting 
through.  The main contributor to "Valley Rot" is coolant that leaks 
unchecked and unnoticed slowly from the waterpump or Y-Pipe.  Once you've 
replaced all hoses and seals fill the system before going any further with 
reassembly to check for leaks.

I think that if you want to be safe fill it in with a light coat of JB Weld. 
  However, if no real damage in the holes is apparent you won't need to do 
anything once the area is degreased and dried.

My advice is to keep the car out of the rain and make sure the cooling 
system is sealed.

Jeff in NC


>From: "Charles Major" <charlesmajor@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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>Subject: [DML] Valley of death coating
>Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2005 23:31:07 +0000
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>I am down in the valley where the deep pits are, I have seen the pics of 
>the
>rotted pit and I am scared. What can (or should) I coat the valley with 
>that
>will stick good to protect this unseen area?
>Regards,
>Charles
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