27 years of salt

Discussion in 'NFC Forum' started by aarpcard, Jul 20, 2018.

  1. aarpcard

    aarpcard True Classic

    Thought you all might find this interesting.

    Last week my passenger side pop up headlight stopped working on my '91 MR2.

    I took apart the motor to find a salt crystal had grown on the internal relay contacts, eventually forcing them open. The motor assembly is sealed with gaskets and o-rings. I've never seen anything like this before. Somehow the rest of the car is fairly corrosion free.

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  2. Pete Whitstone

    Pete Whitstone True Classic

    McKinney, TX
    That is wild. I didn't know there were any natural processes that would allow that to even happen.

  3. kmead

    kmead Old enough to know better

    Never underestimate what nature can do given enough time. Nature has plenty of time.
  4. Dr.Jeff

    Dr.Jeff True Classic

    Sin City
    So true Karl. Just look what it does to us, and we are more resilient than a car.
    I guess if some water got past the seals, it would remain there uninterrupted to do its work.

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