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Hi lads,
Bit of a dilemma?
My evo6 is booked in for waxoiling on 16th Jan for waxoiling and surface rust .
It's been sat outside for 2 months!(not driven as roads salted)
I've noticed it's getting damp inside and brake discs are getting rusty!
So I'm thinking the lesser evil is to start driving it again, even though roads are salted now and then.
The guys doing my car will be jetting and steam cleaning underneath before starting any work)
Will my car vaporise or melt in this time!
Was going to do a poll but don't know how to.
What should i do ,
Drive it, or not?:mitsi:
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Depends how cold it's been round your way. Here in Essex I do a lot if maintenance work on council gritter vehicles, so far this year it's been a particularly mild winter and they've only been out two nights so far so hardly no salt on the roads here.

Even still I doubt any amount of road salt would do serious damage in a couple of weeks.
 

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DRIVE it ,any damage thats likly to happen has happened YEARS ago ,what ever you do to it now wont hurt it in the slightest ,persoanlly id run it all winter and wait untill the summer to sort the underside ,no matter what you do to it now youll not get it anything like dry enough for it not to trap any moisture in if you wash it and seal it now
 

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I'm taking mine out based upon how the weather is. As long as there's been good rainfall after gritting and roads are totally dry i'll go out for a short run. ;)
 

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As Stefan says enjoy it, life changes things happen and if you sold it having not driven it at every given opportunity you may feel robbed of the opportunity. I had this when I owned my 376bhp 200sx, I owned it for just 6 months before I had a change in circumstances (parents divorced and had to sell the car to support my mom during the divorce). Moral of the story is enjoy what you've got, if you keep a tight ship on maintenance and repairs I think driving in winter is an issue. Most cars once their over 10 years old will have started having some minor tidying up or odd bits of paint etc depending on where they've . Unless they've been kept inside their whole lives and hardly driven. But realistically those examples are few and far between and down to specialist collectors.
 

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If you keep on top of the body maintenance there is no good reason not to keep driving it.

There are loads of good products out there to keep the tin worm at bay.

Fair enough taking a car off the road if you can keep in dry in a suitable garage/building but sitting outside in the damp climate we have in this country all winter isn't great.

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I've taken my TME off the road, it's kept on my drive with a car cover but not inside unfortunately (no garage) however i thought this is better than driving it through all the crap and salt on the roads at the moment. At least i know the underside is being kept relatively dry and well aired.
 

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firstly if your going to underseal it when its damp and cold outside your likely to trap moisture in when you underseal the car, underseal it when its summer and all moisture has evaporated

i use mine regardless and wash them both at lest once a week and give the underside a good blast with pressure washer
that being said if its particularly **** outside ill jump in the van
 

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firstly if your going to underseal it when its damp and cold outside your likely to trap moisture in when you underseal the car, underseal it when its summer and all moisture has evaporated

i use mine regardless and wash them both at lest once a week and give the underside a good blast with pressure washer
that being said if its particularly **** outside ill jump in the van
Hi mate , it's going to a specialist classic car company,
Bit dearer than a normal garage, but they know their stuff.
Will be fully dried for 24 hours in heated bay:smthumbup
 

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Hi mate , it's going to a specialist classic car company,
Bit dearer than a normal garage, but they know their stuff.
Will be fully dried for 24 hours in heated bay:smthumbup
nice! are they dropping the subframe and tank or going around it all
 

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I'm hooning about in my 5 still. Was out earlier this evening showing a VXR how to go on.
 

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Nice one chris :smthumbup
Pesky vxr,s:naughty:
It was comical. It had been mapped because it was coughing flames but he was really struggling to keep it in a straight line. The pleasure of sailing past angry Fwd car owners is off the scale :lol:
 

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Was that you next to the fair about 5pm tonight as I went past?
It would have been mate aye.

P.S. It's been washed since, it was hanging :lol:
 
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