(sorry for the thread resurrection)
Thanks for the pics Scottie.
Just drain it as many times as you need until its clear like new fluid.
1.22 Liters = 41 ounces. Honda sells the PS fluid in 12 ounces bottles. So get four bottles.
I wish I would have seen this a tad sooner...I bought 3 bottles and used the turkey baster method:
My 2004 MDX w/130k miles was groaning during turning upon first start in cold weather (< 40 f) for a number of minutes. Once warmed up there were no noise problems the rest of the day.
VERY dirty, and VERY dark.
3 x [suck/drain resevoir, turn car on, lots of lock to lock turns to bleed the lines, groaning, turn car off]
1 x [fill resevoir with one bottle new Honda PS fluid, lots of lock to lock turns to fill the lines with new fluid]
Repeat above sequence three times (3 x [drain/bleed/drain/bleed/drain/bleed/fill]).
The color has improved but isn't clear like it comes out of the bottle. At some point I'll do this again with 4 bottles. But for now the groan is gone (even in 15 f weather).
Clearly the fluid was neglected
. Hopefully tomorrow morning proves that it worked.
A few notes:
- Turkey baster method is messy - plan accordingly
- Get more fluid than you think you'll need (it's cheap)
- This procedure is loud - don't do it at night ;-)
- Plan for A LOT of waste/container volume