27 years of salt

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

  1. aarpcard

    aarpcard True Classic

    Location:
    NJ
    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

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

    Pete
     
  3. kmead

    kmead True Classic

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

    Dr.Jeff True Classic

    Location:
    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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