Thanks for the great advice! all of you
ok, awesome tip, I’ve ordered Liqui Moly Leak Stop, I live in Thailand and not much options available, this one mentions compliant with Dexron VI which my Service manual recommends (or obviously Nissan PSF).
Also ordered STP Power steering Fluid + Leak stop (though they don’t mention if ok with Dexron VI ATF…), there’s another brand available with even less details, can’t even find out online how to use it: K&W Steer X Power Steering Stop Leak (by CRC).
Liqui Moly states it’s German, so should be good, also only 35ml to 1 liter of Power Steering fluid, which I may be able to add soon (right now, so 2 days have passed the level in the refill tank is still at max when hot, and when cold it’s in the middle of the Hot-max and Cold-max (in Thailand temperature always hot 32°C =30°F), so not sure if I can add 35ml now, don’t want over max, since then most likely the pressure on the system is even higher and the leak may get worse…)
This is a better shot of the tubing that looked wet, will take a look today when no rain to see if still wet, if so it must be some oil…:
what is this connected to, these (wet) wires are for what?
The Nissan dealer also said I need to replace:
- wishbone / pinion bushing: front left / right: cost 490 USD
- rear suspension shock-up: 200 USD
(not sure if translated correctly, my friend translates for me, as English is very limited in Thailand… so cannot have a direct discussion with Nissan dealer to better understand…)
Car only has 44,150km = 27,500 miles, ok it’s old, first on the road January 2011 = almost 9 years. Bought it a year ago, was a unique find since only 33,xxx km, with service record at official Nissan dealers.
Suspension feels fine to me, how can I test if the suspension is truly bad / needs work?
can a car with low mileage but 9 years old also deteriorate? I can imagine that plastic/rubbers go bad in a tropical climate over time, even if not driven much…
strange thing is only 10 months ago, or 7350km = 4,570miles ago was previous Service maintenance at a different Nissan dealer, who didn’t mention any problems with the car… so for sure will send car in 6 months to a different Nissan dealer to see what’s the verdict then…