[nikonf4] Re: Power Steering

  • From: WiltW@xxxxxxx
  • To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2010 01:09:12 EST

And as a counter to Koichi's experience, my own Bimmers, which now includes 
 a nine year old 325i, and previously included a twelve year old 325i,   
never required topping off brake fluid.

In a message dated 11/22/2010 8:32:37 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,  
nikonf3tmd4@xxxxxxx writes:

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 
do you 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 
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 in.
>>>>> 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  Wi-Fi.
>>>>>>>> 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 the 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 always 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>  
>>>>>>>>>> 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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