Scaramanga
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Joined: Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:31 pm
Delivery Date: 23 Dec 2016
Leaf Number: 308884
Location: Tacoma, WA

Re: Rusting bolt on front suspension strut - potential safety issue

Sat May 13, 2017 5:04 am

I ordered two pair, one for each LEAF and some waterproof grease from Tasca Parts in Rhode Island last night, $39 including shipping. Don't know if I'm going to plug the air holes yet, I might.
2016 SL Premium - Gunmetal Grey, built 2/2016
2014 S w/ QC - Cayenne Red, built 1/2014
EVSE: ChargePoint 25 32A Plug-In w/ 18' Cord
ELM 327 / LeafSpy Pro
'06 Sentra Compact Spare / Jack
Renault Tow Hook

2016 Murano SL AWD
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joeriv
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Joined: Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:33 pm
Location: Fairfield County CT

Re: Rusting bolt on front suspension strut - potential safety issue

Sat May 13, 2017 6:43 am

If you don't plug the air holes, water will get in. I plugged them and it stays completely dry. What I also did was to smear the lip of the dust cap with grease so that it seals the cap from any water intrusion.
Leaf S with QC, DEC 2013 mfg date

Scaramanga
Posts: 67
Joined: Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:31 pm
Delivery Date: 23 Dec 2016
Leaf Number: 308884
Location: Tacoma, WA

Re: Rusting bolt on front suspension strut - potential safety issue

Wed May 24, 2017 12:23 pm

I capped both of mine on my '16 SL just now, only the passenger side was rusty.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ytm0v6bskajij ... 5.jpg?dl=0

Waterproof grease and the stock '11/'12 part from Nissan previously mentioned did the trick. I was surprised how small the strut tops were, but the little screened access doors made it easy.

I haven't checked the '14 S yet but will this weekend.
2016 SL Premium - Gunmetal Grey, built 2/2016
2014 S w/ QC - Cayenne Red, built 1/2014
EVSE: ChargePoint 25 32A Plug-In w/ 18' Cord
ELM 327 / LeafSpy Pro
'06 Sentra Compact Spare / Jack
Renault Tow Hook

2016 Murano SL AWD
VW / Audi / Volvo ex-aficionado

Eyeresearch
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Joined: Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:14 pm

Re: Rusting bolt on front suspension strut - potential safety issue

Wed May 24, 2017 4:15 pm

Just a suggestion here but could a small, 1/8th inch weep hole take of the problem being carefully drilled on the lowest point of the "cup" area? I see them all the time on aircraft where you don't want water collecting and causing problems. And for the internal wrenching "alan" bolt hole, either paint it after you put a dab of corrosion converter on it or just gob of grease. Done. The universe is safe, continue on as normal.

Scaramanga
Posts: 67
Joined: Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:31 pm
Delivery Date: 23 Dec 2016
Leaf Number: 308884
Location: Tacoma, WA

Re: Rusting bolt on front suspension strut - potential safety issue

Wed May 24, 2017 4:30 pm

Eyeresearch wrote:Just a suggestion here but could a small, 1/8th inch weep hole take of the problem being carefully drilled on the lowest point of the "cup" area? I see them all the time on aircraft where you don't want water collecting and causing problems.


I thought of that, but didn't want to drill a hole in the rubber mount not really knowing what exactly was beneath it. Don't think it'd hurt though, thanks for the idea.
2016 SL Premium - Gunmetal Grey, built 2/2016
2014 S w/ QC - Cayenne Red, built 1/2014
EVSE: ChargePoint 25 32A Plug-In w/ 18' Cord
ELM 327 / LeafSpy Pro
'06 Sentra Compact Spare / Jack
Renault Tow Hook

2016 Murano SL AWD
VW / Audi / Volvo ex-aficionado

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