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Ok.how much cost to replace the roof ? Any wira 1.8 owners here ? Mind to share, All club sites has been down.
 

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Ok.how much cost to replace the roof ? Any wira 1.8 owners here ? Mind to share, All club sites has been down.
AFAIK, there's no difference between a c99 or a normal wira's roof. I replaced mine many years ago. Cant remember the price now. The price of the roof itself should be fairly static. Just the cost of labor that's hard to factor. Best get a quote from a few shops. A word of caution though. They will use a hand grinder to remove the old roof & then weld in the new unit. Better find someone with reliable skills.
 

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Hi anyone still owning wira c99 here ? Still stock ? How to fix rust and roof bubble rust issues.
I owned a normal 1.5 Wira year 1999. My roof suffered the rust bubble issue before and I got it fixed in May 2015 by using the grinding method and resprayed back the roof with paint. It is not the best method compared to replacing the roof with a new one but so far, the rust problem hasn't come back yet.

What other rust problems have you suffered? Mine suffered from rust bubbles on hood, bonnet and both front doors. The hood I have replaced it with a new one while the bonnet and doors rust is still there. Haven't fixed those yet.
 

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i heard wira starting year mid 2001(siemens vdo ecu batch ) or 2002 onwards this bubble rust issues has been tackled. issit true?
 
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I owned a normal 1.5 Wira year 1999. My roof suffered the rust bubble issue before and I got it fixed in May 2015 by using the grinding method and resprayed back the roof with paint. It is not the best method compared to replacing the roof with a new one but so far, the rust problem hasn't come back yet.

What other rust problems have you suffered? Mine suffered from rust bubbles on hood, bonnet and both front doors. The hood I have replaced it with a new one while the bonnet and doors rust is still there. Haven't fixed those yet.
Are you still owning the wira currently?

ah well, my wira suffered front hood 3 tiny bubble rust, rear left door big bubble spot rust, and the rear hood it's rusting stains below the under hood. for the roof a 3 bubble spots on the middle and the rear end roof is the worst which has 4 spots that is causing to water leaking it in. oh ya.for the rear spare tyre there are 3 bubble spots and 1 hole..sad that part has to get it fixed badly.

The most worst big hole is the battery tray compartment left side below rusted badly. Other people say that roof, door body panel ,spare tyre rear boot compartment areas and engine wall is the main thing to be taken care first. I guess fixing it gonna cost a bomb .since now changing another auto gearbox from halfcut. For rest is bushes,suspension,oil seals,rubbers,o ring,check and fix engine oil leaking issues first. total lump sump bill can buy another wira. That no included fixing body & paint yet.
 
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Are you still owning the wira currently?

ah well, my wira suffered front hood 3 tiny bubble rust, rear left door big bubble spot rust, and the rear hood it's rusting stains below the under hood. for the roof a 3 bubble spots on the middle and the rear end roof is the worst which has 4 spots that is causing to water leaking it in. oh ya.for the rear spare tyre there are 3 bubble spots and 1 hole..sad that part has to get it fixed badly.

The most worst big hole is the battery tray compartment left side below rusted badly. Other people say that roof, door body panel ,spare tyre rear boot compartment areas and engine wall is the main thing to be taken care first. I guess fixing it gonna cost a bomb .since now changing another auto gearbox from halfcut. For rest is bushes,suspension,oil seals,rubbers,o ring,check and fix engine oil leaking issues first. total lump sump bill can buy another wira. That no included fixing body & paint yet.
Battery compartment tray rust can be prevented by careful monitoring, it is caused by battery acid spilling or sulphation powder . Prevent both of these you wont get rust at that area. For now just sand off as much rust as possible, wipe it all off with a wet cloth, then wipe dry, then apply hammerite rust stop. Lastly just grab a spray paint can and spray the affected area.
 

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I owned a normal 1.5 Wira year 1999. My roof suffered the rust bubble issue before and I got it fixed in May 2015 by using the grinding method and resprayed back the roof with paint. It is not the best method compared to replacing the roof with a new one but so far, the rust problem hasn't come back yet.

What other rust problems have you suffered? Mine suffered from rust bubbles on hood, bonnet and both front doors. The hood I have replaced it with a new one while the bonnet and doors rust is still there. Haven't fixed those yet.
My ex wira also did that. Grind down to bare metal inside and outside, anti rust and respray but 6 to 8 months later they pop out again.....:banghead:Anyway, sold the car already.....:driver:
 

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Are you still owning the wira currently?

ah well, my wira suffered front hood 3 tiny bubble rust, rear left door big bubble spot rust, and the rear hood it's rusting stains below the under hood. for the roof a 3 bubble spots on the middle and the rear end roof is the worst which has 4 spots that is causing to water leaking it in. oh ya.for the rear spare tyre there are 3 bubble spots and 1 hole..sad that part has to get it fixed badly.

The most worst big hole is the battery tray compartment left side below rusted badly. Other people say that roof, door body panel ,spare tyre rear boot compartment areas and engine wall is the main thing to be taken care first. I guess fixing it gonna cost a bomb .since now changing another auto gearbox from halfcut. For rest is bushes,suspension,oil seals,rubbers,o ring,check and fix engine oil leaking issues first. total lump sump bill can buy another wira. That no included fixing body & paint yet.
Rust was one of wira's biggest problem...:bawling:
 

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Are you still owning the wira currently?

ah well, my wira suffered front hood 3 tiny bubble rust, rear left door big bubble spot rust, and the rear hood it's rusting stains below the under hood. for the roof a 3 bubble spots on the middle and the rear end roof is the worst which has 4 spots that is causing to water leaking it in. oh ya.for the rear spare tyre there are 3 bubble spots and 1 hole..sad that part has to get it fixed badly.

The most worst big hole is the battery tray compartment left side below rusted badly. Other people say that roof, door body panel ,spare tyre rear boot compartment areas and engine wall is the main thing to be taken care first. I guess fixing it gonna cost a bomb .since now changing another auto gearbox from halfcut. For rest is bushes,suspension,oil seals,rubbers,o ring,check and fix engine oil leaking issues first. total lump sump bill can buy another wira. That no included fixing body & paint yet.
Yes. Still owning the car.

My rust problems so far just affected external body parts. Inner parts nothing yet thankfully.

My ex wira also did that. Grind down to bare metal inside and outside, anti rust and respray but 6 to 8 months later they pop out again.....:banghead:Anyway, sold the car already.....:driver:
Yours somehow is like unlucky batch.
 

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Yes. Still owning the car.

My rust problems so far just affected external body parts. Inner parts nothing yet thankfully.



Yours somehow is like unlucky batch.
Actually thought mine escape the rust problem. Many within 2 years already pop out. Mine I bought second hand already 4 years old from mechnic's brother. Rust came after 2 years of use meaning total 6 years before the rust pop out.....:bawling:
 

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Actually thought mine escape the rust problem. Many within 2 years already pop out. Mine I bought second hand already 4 years old from mechnic's brother. Rust came after 2 years of use meaning total 6 years before the rust pop out.....:bawling:
Yours if I am not mistaken is the initial batch of Wira isn't it? 1994? Seems like they directly inherited the glue/adhesive problem found in Mitsubishi cars in that era. When rebadge, follow everything including manufacturing methods.

For mine I totally replaced the whole roof, get rid of the rust once and for all :)
Your car is at top tier sleeper level. :biggrin:
 

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i heard wira starting year mid 2001(siemens vdo ecu batch ) or 2002 onwards this bubble rust issues has been tackled. issit true?
my wira is the c97 vdo 1.5 year 2000. got that huge 'ANTI KARAT' sticker at the door side. LOL. so far no rust problem. hopefully not gonna get any la. plus i repainted the car 2 years back. still holding up nicely. :driver:
 

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Yours if I am not mistaken is the initial batch of Wira isn't it? 1994? Seems like they directly inherited the glue/adhesive problem found in Mitsubishi cars in that era. When rebadge, follow everything including manufacturing methods.



Your car is at top tier sleeper level. :biggrin:
Yup, first batch. But the thing is the rust came only after like 7 years......lol:biggrin:
 

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haha...my VR 26 years very little rust except the damaged area.....lol:biggrin:
Mitsubishi did not use the glue adhesive method back then in your VR era. Speaking of old Mitsubishi related cars, my mechanic's old 8 Valve Magma Saga doesn't suffer from rust issue either. His car I think is a 1988 model.
 

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Mitsubishi did not use the glue adhesive method back then in your VR era. Speaking of old Mitsubishi related cars, my mechanic's old 8 Valve Magma Saga doesn't suffer from rust issue either. His car I think is a 1988 model.
Saga is not roof issue. Doors, Bonnet and Boot.....lol:biggrin: