View Full Version : What Causes this?

05-26-2006, 04:29 PM
Here are some pics of an engine and trans. that we recently aquired. What would cause the rust in the pics?

Flood damage?
normal age?

05-26-2006, 04:49 PM
i have a tranny that looks like that.... its been sitting in the mud next to my driveway :p

05-26-2006, 04:54 PM
I just seperated the engine and trans. I was not happy to see the rust, to say the least.

05-26-2006, 06:59 PM
water has been in there at some point...how does the whole car look?

05-26-2006, 07:13 PM
From what I understand it was "musty from sitting for awhile". Yea, I know why it was musty now.

05-27-2006, 11:48 PM
from sitting and getting slight mist on it for a short period of time could cause rust if its on the outside then its fine but I bet the rust got inside the motor/tranny if so you are screwed

06-09-2006, 03:45 PM
Just so that everyone knows, I knew exactly what had caused the rust stains on the flywheel and t. conv. before I even posted the question. I was just trying to make light of the fact that I paid too much for it.:eek: