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portreathbeach
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:57 pm    Post subject: Power steering pipes slightly corroded Reply with quote

Just had my 2004 911 S serviced at an independent Porsche specialist and the mechanic said everything is mint on the underside of the car apart from slight corrosion on the power steering pipes. He said that a light sand and wax oil should be quite sufficient to keep the pipes from needing to be replaced.

How easy is it to get to these pipes and what are the pipes actually made of?

I'd rather lightly sand them and then prime and paint them. Any thoughts on the best way to do this? Wheels off, or can you get to them by putting the car up onto jacks?

Any help would be gratefully received.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Power steering pipes slightly corroded Reply with quote

portreathbeach wrote:
Just had my 2004 911 S serviced at an independent Porsche specialist and the mechanic said everything is mint on the underside of the car apart from slight corrosion on the power steering pipes. He said that a light sand and wax oil should be quite sufficient to keep the pipes from needing to be replaced.

How easy is it to get to these pipes and what are the pipes actually made of?

I'd rather lightly sand them and then prime and paint them. Any thoughts on the best way to do this? Wheels off, or can you get to them by putting the car up onto jacks?

Any help would be gratefully received.



Photo would be good?

There made of alloy so will corrode, so really depends upon level of corrosion!
It’s basic engineering, metals exposed to the elements will corrode given time.
You can take measures to limit this, but remember corrosion is a reaction and this is the surface of the metal (ie-the exposed surface with the atmosphere) buy sanding it down you are essentially reducing the thickness of the metal.

It’s all a matter of balance, is the metal your looking at thick and stable enough to be sanded down then coated with something suitable?

I’ve been an engineer for over 30 years and use my gained knowledge whenever I’m making a decision over an engineering problem!

There are many answers to many problems so in order to make a sound judgement we need as much information as possible and photos are by far th3 best way!

If it’s any consolation my 997 has corrosion on these pipes but nothing that concerns me!

Lee.
 
  
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portreathbeach
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, thanks for the reply.

I haven’t got any photos of the pipes as I was only told of the corrosion by the mechanic who serviced the car.

I really wanted to know how easy it is to actually get to these pipes. If they are alloy and the corrosion isn’t too bad, I would plan on light sanding, each priming and painting.

Any thoughts?
 
  
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