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06-26-2019 05:23 AM
pfsantos Can't find a pic, but the front drains come out between the front fender/wheelwell liner and the body - one on each side. The front wheel liners are actually two halves, so I'm talking about the rear halves. These drains are a foam tube reinforced by a spring that runs inside, but even with the spring (it ends up skewing), the end of the hose ends up collapsed due being sandwiched. Mine had the ends collapsed and gunk inside and the foam tube had softened near the end, I guess from the moisture being trapped.
06-24-2019 01:13 PM
bempey
CV joint boot longevity

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^ I'm going to agree, but more specifically, the boots are crap. They're more plastic than rubber.

I do recall, however, someone had a stress crack on a driveshaft, I think.

Everyone, keep your eyes out for cracks or evidence of grease around the boot areas.
Back in the early 70s, my father sold Renault cars. Most were FWD (the R12) and the boots were prone to cracking in the winter. Seems the synthetic rubber of the day wasn't up to northern Ontario's climate.
The solution was to not turn the wheels full-lock until after the car was driven a while so that the boots had time to warm up.
It worked.

If that trick was good enough to preserve the CV joints of French cars 45 years ago, it might work on your B200 now.
06-22-2019 02:35 PM
Mike Ti Well... best wishes to you anyway.
06-22-2019 06:27 AM
DEVOURS
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Yeah I'd expect when you hit more than double that, things will go sideways. But by then you'll be 100 years old


I hope that "all or most here" do make it to that grand 100.....but that unfortunately will not be happening in my case...
06-20-2019 10:35 PM
Mike Ti Yeah I'd expect when you hit more than double that, things will go sideways. But by then you'll be 100 years old
06-19-2019 10:28 AM
DEVOURS So far at ~125,000 Km none of this has happened..No leaks..water, oil or whatever .., no bulbs, no pads or disks and no codes...just always keeping a close eye on the rear disks and keeping the shine on them..

Things should start showing up soon I would expect........
06-18-2019 09:05 PM
Mike Ti ME! It snapped like a bubblegum bubble pops.
06-17-2019 05:56 AM
pfsantos ^ I'm going to agree, but more specifically, the boots are crap. They're more plastic than rubber.

I do recall, however, someone had a stress crack on a driveshaft, I think.

Everyone, keep your eyes out for cracks or evidence of grease around the boot areas.
06-15-2019 09:56 AM
Mike Ti +1. The driveshafts are crap too.
06-05-2019 12:56 PM
pfsantos I have a 5-speed (non-turbo B200). Worn clutch (in process of replacing, took time to get all the parts, but it's a spare car).

The 6-speed is in the B200 Turbos, in case you didn't know.

The most reliable B's are probably the non-turbo, manual, non-sunroof cars, lol! Mine has the sunroof, though!
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