Here we have probably the only known mechanical issue...for now. Transmission (external) pressure pipes are going porous, resulting in a "mist" of ATF being sprayed along the chassis. It drips around a thimbleful every night...onto a drip tray. Basically, it's grounded for safety other than a local milk run. I've spoken to Pirtek locally who, if I provide all the required data, may be able to make up new pipes. I'd like to go that route, as the tranny is spot on. We will see...but I have to be prepared for another box out scapper. TBH, it's the only OEM component left!
Actually, and despite a couple of hours Googlin', I cannot find a photo of the 93' tranny to describe to Pirtec what these off-side metal pipes do, but I think they circulate the ATF in and out of the coolant radiator matrix, mine doubling up of course with a double matrix. If anyone picks this up ( and I've checked Mellens etc!) and can find a photo of a 93 tranny box, I'd be very grateful. They can, probably, be made up by Pirtek with flexy sheath piping like brake pipes.
I think I would take the pipes off and ask them to copy them. Like You do if you need a new brake pipe.
Exactly my thinking when I woke up this morning. Trouble is, that freezes the car in the workshop, and it would need pushed around in Neutral! Would not even start on the key as it would need drained...and the pressure sensors would tell the Auto ECU not to go. However...... I have ordered used ones from 247 Spares in Brum. They claim, solid condition but they recommend cleaning off and Hammeriting...as it seems I have a generic Nissan Jatco box which has these pipes provide the only real known weak-spot. They wanted £170.00 delivered but some mutually respectful "negotiation" saw them out at £90.00 with a 14 day comeback. Hopefully they are correct, but they have my tranny model code number already on their system...it being not common but not unheard of. The tranny itself is a peach...rejuvinated with 5 litres of AFT, new filter, and Autotrans conditioner....its just these damned pipes.
Not great news. Cosmo, who had pipes, discovered they were porous as well, so called to refund and inform me they's called around. No chance...slushboxes seem to have fallen off the edge of Mother Earth. Best way forward is to remove the pipes, and take them to Pirtek locally to hopefully get them replicated. Shudder to think of potential costs, but it's very basic engineering pretty much like brake pipes.
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