The tech says it's a leaky SLS flex hose, between the rear strut and
nitrogen accumulator (air cell).  This is better than replacing the  rear
diff.  :)

Since the fluid is supposed to be clear but is black, does this also mean
my air cells are compromised and should be replaced again with new ones?

On Mon, Aug 31, 2015 at 1:46 AM, David Bruckmann <> wrote:

> SLS fluid ought to be clear or light green/blue if the Febi version, but
> is often black when the pump seals start to go and allow engine oil to
> mingle with the hydraulic oil. This would be evident in the reservoir as
> well.
> Andrew Strasfogel wrote:
> >SLS fluid is clear and not black.
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