could it be a cheap chinese replacement?
Is this on the step or the floor slide in front of the passengers seat?
Spray some soapy water on the fitting and see if it is leaking. I could be coming from the air desiccant.
That appears to be intergranular corrosion, often due to the type of alloy metals.
are the metal flakes magnetic?
Spray some soapy water on the fitting and see if it is leaking
Yes, but not very much. The nut next to the fitting is much more magnetic. The cylinder tube and this fitting are much less.No leaking.
If it is intergranular corrosion, it took 15 years to get to this state. It looks like I can wire brush it down to a level that looks good. I could do that and then clean and paint it (and...
Or is the part compromised and should be replaced? It's really not in a "critical" area that will leave me stranded if it fails.Thanks for the expert knowledge folks!!!