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#21 BuGG

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 01:29 PM

Im thinking of sending them out to get rebuilt.  It costs more but I dont have all the tools or the time to reboot them.  Some have gotten lucky with the Raybestos ones off rockauto.  Some other cars have boots that will fit ours as well.
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Posted 25 July 2013 - 03:22 PM

Oh I wouldn't do that.

Just did a little searching...JC Whitney sells the EMPI brand that is recommended by PQ in the SOS forums:

http://starquest.i-x...er=asc&start=25

EMPI and Spicer are most likely identical based on the appearance and similarities in the P/N's.

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 04:50 PM

Thanks Kev! Just ordered them.
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Posted 26 July 2013 - 01:25 PM

View Postkev, on 25 July 2013 - 03:22 PM, said:

Oh I wouldn't do that.

Just did a little searching...JC Whitney sells the EMPI brand that is recommended by PQ in the SOS forums:

http://starquest.i-x...er=asc&start=25

EMPI and Spicer are most likely identical based on the appearance and similarities in the P/N's.

Anywyas:;


SKU #: JCW-EMP862161D Mfr #: 86-2161-D

&

SKU #: JCW-EMP862179D Mfr #: 86-2179-D

http://www.jcwhitney...d352y1989g396j1

kev

Good find.
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Posted 27 July 2013 - 06:48 PM

So Kev, Your write up doesn't show the inner side disassembled? Is this not a possibility?

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 10:39 PM

with all this talk about boot replacement no one mentioned that if the joint was makeing  noise before it most likely will soon again ,
the main reason other then boots tearing and grease geting slung out is not enought grease,, the bellows ahould  be almost  full of grease also,, this causes the grease to move as the boot rotates and changes size, makeing turns , the grease is pushed arround inside the joint  there by always  keeping grease pushed into the cups and balls
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Posted 28 July 2013 - 11:38 AM

The napa cv  boots are nice and thick.  Good quality replacements.
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Posted 29 July 2013 - 06:22 AM

View PostBC_99, on 27 July 2013 - 06:48 PM, said:

So Kev, Your write up doesn't show the inner side disassembled? Is this not a possibility?

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That side doesn't come apart...well at least not without destroying the axle.   So all you are left to do is to clean it up good and relubricate.    Cleaning is tough on this joint, I just used paper towels and just a little bit of water with mild dishwater detergent.   Try not to use mineral spirits or another form of solvent....any solvent that goes up in that joint that doesn't flash/evaporate cause harm....the grease won't stick to the joint.   I used mineral spirits on the other side because it can be fully assembled and you can guarantee that the solvent flashes prior to assembly.    After cleaning the inner joint, I placed a rag around it and heavily masked the joint prior to further work on the axle.  Be very carefull that you do not get any foreign debris in the joint!

Shelby's response reminded me of something that I forgot to share and is almost impossible to capture in photos..   When you install the boots;  Prior to installing the bands, I carefully push a small dowel up under the axle shaft side of the boot.   This is to allow a path for the trapped air in the boot to escape...squeeze the boot slightly to let out the air and then pull out the dowel.   Then twist the axle around to move the grease within the joint and bellows boot.   As shelby mentioned, it is very important to get the entire area greased including the boot section.  

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