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Old 04-12-2010, 02:28 AM   #1001
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1001... dang it Jesse!
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Old 04-12-2010, 02:56 AM   #1002
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Haha I spend too much time on here

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Old 04-12-2010, 02:17 PM   #1003
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xissix, thanks again for the help yesterday. and for anyone who wants to get their fenders rolled, he is good with that eastwood roller.
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Old 04-12-2010, 02:55 PM   #1004
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^^ Thanks for the props!
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Old 04-12-2010, 06:53 PM   #1005
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Old 04-12-2010, 08:39 PM   #1006
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Hey BIP nice set up! Looks nice and flush what size wheels are you running and the offset?
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Old 04-12-2010, 08:47 PM   #1007
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Well the other day I found a big pile of grease under the rear axle boot where it meets the wheel. I assume the axle boot is torn although i didn't see any thing. Is this a correct diagnosis or could it be more than that? And is it an easy fix?
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Old 04-12-2010, 08:50 PM   #1008
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Could be the wheel bearing, could be the boot is torn, depending on the amount, could be from some yolkels leaky truck on the road . I had a pretty nice glob on my front inner fender last summer.

Should be an easy fix if it's the boot or the bearing. Used axles/bearing aren't too spendy, and can be swapped out in your driveway with basic tools and a jack.
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Old 04-12-2010, 10:41 PM   #1009
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How long do used bearings typically last?
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Old 04-12-2010, 10:50 PM   #1010
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Depends on how used they are
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Old 04-12-2010, 11:54 PM   #1011
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Could be the wheel bearing, could be the boot is torn, depending on the amount, could be from some yolkels leaky truck on the road . I had a pretty nice glob on my front inner fender last summer.

Should be an easy fix if it's the boot or the bearing. Used axles/bearing aren't too spendy, and can be swapped out in your driveway with basic tools and a jack.
Thanks for the info. The boot looks as though it is being cradled by the pile of grease their is that much. Is it pretty easy to find out if the bearings are going out? Whats the best way to tackle this? Also if I grab the axle and move it right and left their is a little play in it, more on one axle than the other. Sorry I'm not much of a mechanic just an electrician.
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Old 04-13-2010, 12:27 AM   #1012
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Could be the wheel bearing, could be the boot is torn, depending on the amount, could be from some yolkels leaky truck on the road . I had a pretty nice glob on my front inner fender last summer.

Should be an easy fix if it's the boot or the bearing. Used axles/bearing aren't too spendy, and can be swapped out in your driveway with basic tools and a jack.
Since when is a 20 ton press a basic tool.
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Old 04-13-2010, 12:32 AM   #1013
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both front cv boots are torn on my wifes legacy. I worked on em for about four hours and finally gave up. its was tough. I do have a 24mm axle nut socket if you need to borrow it. lemme know if you are gonna do the repair yourself. I would be interested in seeing how the axle comes out.
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Old 04-13-2010, 01:31 AM   #1014
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Doesn't everyone have a 20 ton press? Sorry, forgot about that, you could get the whole hub/knuckle assembly swapped out quick though with basic tools.

I'm not sure how to exactly to tell when a bearing is bad, other than it makes noise on the freeway or when turning. If it's like older american cars, it will get pretty darn hot when it gets really worn out, but with the brakes making so much heat, hard to tell by heat alone.

If it's just an axle/boot, that is a pretty quick swap. Lots of how to's on here on how to do it, or if you want I can help out.

Sure sounds like we need an fix-me-up/install day, anyone want to host
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Old 04-13-2010, 02:11 AM   #1015
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Hey BIP nice set up! Looks nice and flush what size wheels are you running and the offset?
Hey thanks. I'm running 18x9.5 +35 offset
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Old 04-13-2010, 02:18 PM   #1016
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Sure sounds like we need an fix-me-up/install day, anyone want to host
I'd be happy to if I can get some of the big empty boxes out of the middle of my garage. I know I've got a pile of parts that need to be installed.
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Old 04-13-2010, 02:47 PM   #1017
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I'd be happy to if I can get some of the big empty boxes out of the middle of my garage. I know I've got a pile of parts that need to be installed.
Sounds good to me, want to set something up? I'll be there to help as long as it's a Sat or Sun.
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Old 04-13-2010, 05:29 PM   #1018
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Sure let me double check my calendar, I know we have some weekend things coming up so I don't want to double book. I have a Killer B oil pickup which is my next project, and am waiting for a BNR turbo, would be nice to have a hand with either one. Would be great to help with anyone else's project(s) too.

If someone can bring an extra set of jack stands and some tools I've probably got enough room in the garage for two cars to be worked on as well as plenty of parking on the street. Oh and a BBQ and big fridge too should we need those.

Edit: no 20 ton press though, so you might have to bring that!
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Old 04-13-2010, 07:50 PM   #1019
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I'd be up for a fix me up day. I have some basic jack stands if needs be. I also need to repack my rear struts I have the sti rear clunk going on and tracked it down to the struts.

Thanks for everyones info about my axle hopefully its just the boot.

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Old 04-13-2010, 07:54 PM   #1020
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Hey thanks. I'm running 18x9.5 +35 offset
I think I may have saw you this past weekend in Nampa on Midland. Do you live in Nampa?
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Old 04-13-2010, 07:54 PM   #1021
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I'd be up for a fix me up day. I also need to repack my rear struts I have the sti rear clunk going on and tracked it down to the struts.
I thought that issue was fixed in 2005. You're not running 04 sti rear struts are you?

edit: now that think about it, your car was pretty low and I wonder if it's sitting on the bump stops and whether the previous owner trimmed the bump stops when he did the H&R springs.
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Old 04-13-2010, 11:43 PM   #1022
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An install day sounds fun!

On a side note anyone with a street bike that lives near Boise want to help me out with something?

I work at the transportation department and they are currently revising the motorcycle license manual. They have asked me to try and get a photo of a bike in traffic for one of the sections in the book. You wouldn't get any monetary value out it if the picture ended up getting used but it might be cool to tell people that it is you. lol
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Old 04-14-2010, 01:16 AM   #1023
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I'll do it, but my bike isn't registered at the moment . Would be kinda fitting to have an American bike in the manual...
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Old 04-14-2010, 01:20 AM   #1024
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For the install day, I'll bring my spring compressor, a jack, some stand and a few tools if needed. Can bring my fender rolling tool to if anyone is willing to donate to me paying it off
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Old 04-14-2010, 09:24 AM   #1025
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I'll do it, but my bike isn't registered at the moment . Would be kinda fitting to have an American bike in the manual...
I'll get more info on what type of photo they are looking for and get back to you ASAP. All they told me yesterday was they were looking for a bike in traffic.
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