Re: [DML] Driving DMC on salted roads
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Re: [DML] Driving DMC on salted roads



Lee..The ONLY way to drive in the salt belt states and protect your Delorean is to Wash the undercarriage either through a car wash that specializes in washing the whole car plus the undercarriage under high pressure..and BTW you MUST do this after every drive through harsh winter weather, when the roads are clear and dry..otherwise as soon as you hit the streets you are respraying the corrosive salts all over your undercarriage.

Also beware the New stuff that is now used instead of salt/sand mixture on the winter roads (the Liquid Spray  magnesium chloride is more corrosive to metal under wet conditions.)It will EASILY eat away at your brake lines/gas lines..and we all know the end results if that happens.

Watch this video and then think twice about driving any good car in the winter weather...

http://www.wfsb.com/story/23874231/mechanics-blame-winter-road-treatment-for-damage-to-cars

Here in Connecticut we buy cheap "winter beaters" and let those vehicles take the punishment of the corrosive winters..

Claude
1024
Bric
and never seen winter weather(or rain)
and always garaged and covered
in 33yrs of ownership 


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, <katduck23@...> wrote:
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> Hi Folks!
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>  I'm (very) new to the group, and doing my best to soak up as much know-how as I can.
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>  Would a sacrificial anode help with this situation?  I seem to remember a car-maker using them in the past, but I can't recall which one.
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>  http://chemwiki.ucdavis.edu/Analytical_Chemistry/Electrochemistry/Case_Studies/Corrosion/Sacrificial_Anode http://chemwiki.ucdavis.edu/Analytical_Chemistry/Electrochemistry/Case_Studies/Corrosion/Sacrificial_Anode
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>  If this works as I (in my non-technical level of comprehension) understand, then the current is carried to the zinc anode, which proceeds to do the rusting (oxidizing) before the iron would.  I suppose you would need to make sure that all the rust-able pieces have connectivity.  Does someone here have more info on this possibility?
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>  I would much rather clip one or two of these somewhere on the undercarriage and replace them now and then.than confine my (someday) DMC-12 to the New England driving season.
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>  Lee D>
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>  VIN #tbd
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