W203 galvanising and valeo rad

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  1. Howard

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    Hi all

    Does anyone know the exact date that the w203 was galvanised from , reducing the rust risk ? Pretty certain it's 2004 , but when in 2004 ?

    Also , any ideas what year is safe valeo rad wise ( is the w203 affected ? ) Thanks H
     
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    Valeo ok 9/2003 -->
     
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  3. rf065

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    I can assure you that rust does not care if the car is galvanised or not!:confused:

    Russ
     
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    All steel panels were galvanised from Quarter 2 2003 production onwards.
    During the previous six months (Q4 2002 + Q1 2003) the process was
    gradually introduced on the production line and therefore some vehicles
    were galvanised during this lead-up period, but not all.
     
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  5. Dieselman

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    That's because they use thin galvanising and the sheets are stamped post treatment, so it leaves an untreated edge at every stamping.
     

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