[nikonf4] Re: Power Steering

  • From: Dave <downsouthdave@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2010 08:23:35 -0800 (PST)

Better check the specs on the required fluid. Dex IV is a whole new animal. 
in the manual for the DIN or Euro standard and be sure it matches the specs on 
the fluid you're using. You're probably OK if you haven't ruined any seals yet. 

From: Koichi Mac <nikonf3tmd4@xxxxxxx>
To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Mon, November 22, 2010 11:31:41 PM
Subject: [nikonf4] Re: Power Steering

    Just as a reference, I replenish about an ounce of steering fluid (actually 
Dexron III or IV ATF) every few months on my Bimmer.  

Koichi Yasutani - a.k.a. Steve + MP
Lakewood, WA U.S.A.
2010 / 11 / 22        20:31 PST

On Nov 22, 2010, at 0624 , Eric Welch wrote:

> I don't know. It was just replaced in September.
> On Nov 22, 2010, at 1:26 AM, Koichi Mac wrote:
>>     That's how much it costs nowadays?  Am afraid your case isn't isolated 
>>one.  I think replacing the steering system is pretty difficult.  It doesn't 
>>have much tolerance to make it work right without leaks.  How much fluid do 
>>lose a month?
>> On Nov 21, 2010, at 2208 , Eric Welch wrote:
>>> The problem is, this rack is only six weeks old. And cost me $900 to 
>>> On Nov 21, 2010, at 7:22 PM, Koichi Mac wrote:
>>>>     Power steering is almost always prone for leaks.  It uses a tremendous 
>>>> oil 
>>>>pressure to operate.  None of vehicles I ever owned didn't leak.  Since 
>>>>none are 
>>>>/ were too bad, I just keep my eyes on every few months.
>>>> On Nov 21, 2010, at 0715 , Eric Welch wrote:
>>>>> In my car, it's part and parcel of the A Frame. Everything seems to be 
>>>>> good 
>>>>>now. Except the power steering rack that I replaced about six weeks ago is 
>>>>>leaking slightly again. I'll have to keep an eye on it until I can get it 
>>>>> On Nov 21, 2010, at 12:05 AM, Koichi Mac wrote:
>>>>>>     Do you know if your A-frame is OK?  Ball joint is what connects 
>>>>>> A-frame to 
>>>>>>chassis frame.
>>>>>> On Nov 20, 2010, at 1935 , Eric Welch wrote:
>>>>>>> In my case, the mechanic said the ball joint broke. 
>>>>>>> On Nov 20, 2010, at 6:30 PM, Dave <downsouthdave@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>>>>> It's not clear to me whether it's the ball joint or the CV joint; 
>>>>>>>> impact with a 
>>>>>>>>curb can damage either or both. The ball joint isn't connected directly 
>>>>>>>>to the 
>>>>>>>>rotating mass however- the CV joint is.
>>>>>>>> CVJ should go 200K, but some don't. I'd rather have a rear wheel drive 
>>>>>>>> car, but 
>>>>>>>>there are so many good cars that are FWD.
>>>>>>>> Mac is back up, BTW. Doing the updates on the end of a wire instead of 
>>>>>>>> From: Koichi Mac <nikonf3tmd4@xxxxxxx>
>>>>>>>> To: Nikon F4 <nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>>>>> Sent: Sat, November 20, 2010 8:43:17 PM
>>>>>>>> Subject: [nikonf4] CV Joint
>>>>>>>>  I was guessing the right side too.  Right front wheel tend to run on 
>>>>>>>> more 
>>>>>>>>rugged part of the road…driver making steep turn on the right than on 
>>>>>>>>left…….  The CV joint should last about 200K miles, doesn't it?
>>>>>>>> On Nov 15, 2010, at 2046 , Dave wrote:
>>>>>>>>> It takes a lot of miles or impact to break a CV joint and axle. If 
>>>>>>>>> the cause is 
>>>>>>>>>wear, they should both be replaced. My guess: it's the right side. It 
>>>>>>>>>fails 141 miles before the left one does :-). What kind of car?
>>>>>>>>> From: Eric Welch <ericwelch@xxxxxx>
>>>>>>>>> To: f4@xxxxxxxxxxx
>>>>>>>>> Sent: Mon, November 15, 2010 11:15:56 PM
>>>>>>>>> Subject: Re: Laguna Hills, north of San Diego
>>>>>>>>> Nope, employed just fine. But the right ball joint and axel are 
>>>>>>>>> broken and will 
>>>>>>>>>be replaced tomorrow. So I'm taking the day off and laze around the 
>>>>>>>>>house all 
>>>>>>>>>day, then take the bus to the repair shop to pick it up. 
>>>>>>>>> On Nov 15, 2010, at 8:12 PM, Robert McLaughlin wrote:
>>>>>>>>>> Great! Another unemployed!
>>>>>>>>>> On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 8:10 PM, Eric Welch <ericwelch@xxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>> I don't think so. I live on the south border of Camp Pendleton. But 
>>>>>>>>>> I have a 
>>>>>>>>>>non-working car at the moment. 

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