That's an awful, terrible place for rust.
Honda puts a plastic shield there to protect the fuel lines from road-
splash, but the shield also traps moisture behind it, so the entire area
stays as humid as a jungle, all the time.
I was driving through a residential neighborhood in the L.A. area one
time, when I smelled raw gasoline. So I stopped the car to have a look.
When I got out of the car, I noticed that the smell wasn't coming from
my car. The entire neighborhood smelled of raw gasoline; even when I
walked a block away from the car, the air stank of raw gasoline.
Evidently there was an oil refinery or something nearby.
-- Steven L.
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