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Old 03-12-2005, 06:40 AM   #1
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Rust warranty question...

Does the rust warranty on the car transfer to any new owners for the 10 year span? Would the rust warranty cover rusted lug bolts? I assume they aren't part of the body and therefore wouldn't, but I'm not sure. My front lug bolts on both sides are a rusted for some reason and sort of an eyesore (no problems with the rear ones). I have the 18" turbo twists on my car if that makes any difference in what size/type I need. If you don't believe it would be covered then where is the cheapest place to get some new ones?
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The rust warranty does not cover lugs. They are covered within the normal 4/50 warranty.
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Rats. Ideas on where to get some for a good price? Would be nice if I could find ones that won't rust so easyily.
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I've discovered a couple of rust spots under the paint below my passenger side engine vent.

Can I get this fixed under the 10 year rust warranty? I'm the third or fourth owner.
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Check the warranty language. I THINK this covers rust through and not just rust spots.

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I've discovered a couple of rust spots under the paint below my passenger side engine vent.

Can I get this fixed under the 10 year rust warranty? I'm the third or fourth owner.
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Old 03-12-2005, 05:42 PM   #6
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Rusty wheel bolts are common. Porsche was replacing them under the 4 year warranty.

There are 3 wheel bolts that have been used. The part numbers end in 00, 01, and 02. 00 was the first version. I assume 01 is less prone to rust. 02 started in 2004 and is used on the new Boxster. The bolt head is smaller on 02 so you are not supposed to mix them with 00 or 01 bolts on the same wheel do to weight reasons.

Some guys just remove the rust and paint them. I bought some when I removed the locking bolts and they were less than $6.

Rust below the vents and door strike also can happen.
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"Some guys just remove the rust and paint them."

This is what I would do if I had a free afternoon. Good rust oleum job and problem solved!

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If I paint them or something wouldn't it just rub off when I put them back on?
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I THINK you can get some forms of rust oleum that will work. I believe the originals have a coating on them which obviously didn't work very well.

You might try wire brushing off one lug and see what it looks like?
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