[s-cars] [V8] Audi's 2009 Superbowl Commercial

Taka Mizutani t44tqtro at gmail.com
Mon Feb 2 12:33:27 PST 2009

Salt won't do anything to aluminum once you've formed a layer of oxide.
Galvanic corrosion won't stop, though- bolt steel through aluminum without
some sort of insulating material and you'll have a problem.

An old A8 sounds scary as a beater- talk about maintenance costs.


On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 3:06 PM, Kent McLean <kentmclean at comcast.net> wrote:

> Tony not Lillie wrote:
> > Well, other than an old A8 for a winter beater, Being alluminum and all.
> Bah!  I have a '56 Austin-Healey (1 owner since 1974!).
> Its front and rear shrouds (the body metal surrounding
> the engine and trunk/boot) are made of aluminum/aluminium.
> On mine (needing restoration) the part that bolts to
> the body has corroded. It may be the dissimilar metals
> and electrolysis, but I'm sure salt hasn't helped it.
> (It was a daily driver when I took it off the road.)
> But an A8 would still be a nice winter beater.
> --
> Kent McLean
> '99 A4, V6 Tiptronic
> '91 200 TQA, with mods
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