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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:46 pm 
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Location: Medway
Car Model: c900 turbo
Hello. Looking at the mot history of a potential purchase, C900 and it reads “front corrosion out of prescribed areas”. Does anyone know what this could mean?

PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:01 pm 
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Location: Sunny Chester
Car Model: 9-3SW Sportwagon Aero TTiD
Prescribed areas is usually mounting points for suspension/seats/engine/gearboxes etc. or anything structurally integral to the car strength.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:36 pm 
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Location: Fliptop Towers, North Yorks...the flat bit.
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Ignore me, should read the question properly...!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:21 pm 
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Means you need to get underneath and have a good poke around before you buy it! :wink:

PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:45 pm 
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As above. The tester has found corrosion. If it had been inside the prescribed areas (usually within 30cm of a suspension or seatbelt mounting point, I believe) it would have been a failure point. As it was outside those areas then it isn't a failure but the tester has still listed it as an advisory.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:57 pm 
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Car Model: 900 t16s, 93 viggen vert
It means, run awwwwwwwway fast, unless you can weld of course,

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