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2008 escape hybrid used, No, looking to buy, Rust on oil

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2008 escape hybrid used
JA: Are you fixing your Escape Hybrid yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: No, looking to buy
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Rust on oil dipstick, in fuse box, under seat
JA: Have you checked the manual yet? Most vehicles have two fuse panels.
Customer: Interior under center console

Hi, my name is ***** ***** can I help you?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Concerned finding lots of rust on dipstick, under drivers seat and seat frame. Under console behind interior fuse box, and others. Engine compartment steam cleaned and underbody looks freshly undercoated. Possibly flood damage? Can send pictures.

yes, this definately sounds like flood damage,m can you post pictures of this here?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Does any of this sound alarmimg as to stay clear of this vehicle?
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Sorry, there's a lag. I have pics. Stand by

Yes, definately, especially if its inside, it would have to have been flooded to get it under the set and on the rails, and since it has a fresh coat of undercoa, they obviously are trying to cover it up,, can you post the pictures?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.

that is definately not normal, I do believe it was a flood vehicle, the problem with flood damage, is it could a year down the road when problems start occuring, and it can be very exoensive,Tim

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Agreed... That's all I need to know. Thanks

Anytime my friend, please dont forget to nrate me, so I can get credit for helping,Thanks,Tim