The telltale signs of a compromised bulkhead are water in the cabin, damp foot wells, musty smelling carpets, erratic electrics and noisy fans. However, some cars present no symptoms at all. Is your car suffering any of these ailments? First, you need to find out just how deep the problem goes.
Both early and later galvanised cars fall victim to rust in the plenum chamber. Therefore, the potential for extensive repairs cannot be understated. Truly, the bulkhead area is a car killer! First and foremost, understanding the condition of your bulkhead is vital to the overall health and value of your car.
Without a doubt, the bulkhead is one area of your car with the potential to produce the largest bills. Therefore, establishing the health of this area is essential. In the case of issues, resolving the problem quickly creates a good foundation for the future of your car to be built on. A car that presents beautifully can hide a huge internal rot problem. On more than one occasion we’ve found evidence of poor repair work. Or, blatant attempts to hide an issue! Excessive underseal and black paint can’t stop the water from getting into the car! Ultimately, the only way to approach a bulkhead is methodically and comprehensively.