On Board HOT Water - Page 3 - Second Generation Nissan Xterra Forums (2005+)
 4Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #21 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-23-2019, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
2013 Night Armor Xterra S
 
Taylor Spaulding's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Vacaville, CA
Posts: 153
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Longboardr View Post
Other than aesthetics I don't see a problem.
Doesn't this suggest not only a leak, but corrosion of the fitting which will lead to more leaking or failure?
Taylor Spaulding is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-23-2019, 11:43 AM
Veteran
2011 Night Armor Xterra S 4x4 6MT
 
Longboardr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: South Central PA
Posts: 3,773
Quote:
Originally Posted by Taylor Spaulding View Post
Doesn't this suggest not only a leak, but corrosion of the fitting which will lead to more leaking or failure?
Looking again I think you're right about the leak. I thought it was corrosion on the brass from an external source originally, but the hex looks clear of corrosion. If the clamp can't be tightened any more than it is I'd replace it with a beefier clamp, clean off the (coolant residue?) and keep an eye on it.
Longboardr is offline  
post #23 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-23-2019, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
2013 Night Armor Xterra S
 
Taylor Spaulding's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Vacaville, CA
Posts: 153
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Longboardr View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Taylor Spaulding View Post
Doesn't this suggest not only a leak, but corrosion of the fitting which will lead to more leaking or failure?
Looking again I think you're right about the leak. I thought it was corrosion on the brass from an external source originally, but the hex looks clear of corrosion. If the clamp can't be tightened any more than it is I'd replace it with a beefier clamp, clean off the (coolant residue?) and keep an eye on it.
I'm fairly positive that the coolant is corroding the brass fitting. I'm incredibly worried that the copper brazing in the stainless steel will corrode away completely which would mean coolant in my water. Additionally, it could mean that I end up with a catastrophic failure of the fitting.

The correct thing to do is at LEAST switch out the fittings. But I'm also wondering if flushing the coolant might help to reduce the corrosion in the heat exchanger. There SHOULD be corrosion inhibitors in the coolant, but it doesn't seem like it's inhibiting too much.
Taylor Spaulding is offline  
 
post #24 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-23-2019, 02:43 PM
Lifetime Premium Member
2010 Midnight Armor ❌terra X
 
MeHere!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Somerville, MA
Posts: 331
Garage
From the little I've read coolant does corrode brass faster than aluminum (aluminum said in a brit accent, cuz I love it)

"Well, my time of not taking you seriously is coming to a middle."

Click Here for >
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
MeHere! is offline  
Reply

  Second Generation Nissan Xterra Forums (2005+) > Xterra Tech Topics > Gear & Equipment

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Second Generation Nissan Xterra Forums (2005+) forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Xterra Onboard Water System Thievingpoodle Xterra Projects 21 01-18-2017 01:46 PM
Water Crossing Preparation Guidelines ChrisHaynesUSA Powertrain & Driveline 5 01-14-2016 07:05 PM
Water in my intake, possible xterraboat jr... Suckafish Powertrain & Driveline 21 09-28-2011 06:03 PM
Dropped the black berry in water, works again, keep it or keep replacement? Mark Off Topic 26 07-05-2010 02:31 PM
redline water wetter xterramex General Xterra 18 04-21-2010 03:14 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome