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#26 wentz912

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 09:04 PM

Make sure to add some extra varnish/clear coat to your shovel handle, especially where you drilled the holes or it will rot out on you in a hurry.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 09:05 PM

Nifty idea :)

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 09:51 PM

Make sure to add some extra varnish/clear coat to your shovel handle, especially where you drilled the holes or it will rot out on you in a hurry.

yeah i thought about that im gonna tape it off and spray it with laquer to make it more water proof.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 01:47 AM

Stealing this idea, good work.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 05:52 PM

Stealing this idea, good work.

thanks:)

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:35 PM

Also my cv axles have been clicking for awhile what type of axle would you guys recomend?

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:44 PM

Also my cv axles have been clicking for awhile what type of axle would you guys recomend?


EMPI is pretty good, Rockauto has them. I think Thepartsbin.com has them too. You will need a 23 spline axle (25 spline are for Turbo models)

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:53 PM

EMPI is pretty good, Rockauto has them. I think Thepartsbin.com has them too. You will need a 23 spline axle (25 spline are for Turbo models)

nice i have never gone through rockauto but i have heard good things

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 11:26 PM

does EMPI not make rear cv axles? rockauto doesnt list them

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 11:36 PM

does EMPI not make rear cv axles? rockauto doesnt list them


Nobody makes rear CV axles, that is why it is best to reboot the ones you have before damaging matter get into the joint and wear out.

The dealer might be able to get you some remans, but they are gonna cost!

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 12:21 AM

Nobody makes rear CV axles, that is why it is best to reboot the ones you have before damaging matter get into the joint and wear out.

The dealer might be able to get you some remans, but they are gonna cost!

well the boots arent torn there old and starting to crack though so nothing got into them there just clicking at slow speeds like in parking lots so should i just re-grease re-boot and hope for the best?

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 12:36 AM

although i guess once there clicking there probably done for:(

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 12:52 AM

although i guess once there clicking there probably done for:(


Just take them out and switch them to opposite sides. They only wear on the side the force pushes on if you get my drift.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 01:08 AM

I've never really heard rear axles click since they have DOJs on both ends vs a DOJ and CVJ. I bet the clicking is the front.

If the rears are indeed clicking at low speeds in the parking lots, I would service them with new boots and grease (Kendall Super-Blu) since rear axles don't usually have a lot of stress on them and don't need to pivot and turn at the same time, they will last.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 01:19 AM

I've never really heard rear axles click since they have DOJs on both ends vs a DOJ and CVJ. I bet the clicking is the front.

If the rears are indeed clicking at low speeds in the parking lots, I would service them with new boots and grease (Kendall Super-Blu) since rear axles don't usually have a lot of stress on them and don't need to pivot and turn at the same time, they will last.

no its deffinatly the right rear cv i have had other people drive it while i walk behind and listen according to the PO it had just got both front cvs replaced but im pretty sure there remans but they dont click when i turn so i wouldnt expect them to click in a straight line so im pretty sure what im hearing is the rear

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 12:59 AM

quick question for theloyale were did you find rear cv boots napa only has them for the front are they interchangable?

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 01:03 AM

quick question for theloyale were did you find rear cv boots napa only has them for the front are they interchangable?


I got mine off Rockauto $5/per. But yes, front axle boots will also work.

(This does not apply to Legacy-Up)

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 01:07 AM

I got mine off Rockauto $5/per. But yes, front axle boots will also work.

(This does not apply to Legacy-Up)

sweet thanks:)

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 11:59 PM

a little engine cleaning action
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Posted 12 May 2012 - 12:06 AM

still gotta do a little more cleaning around the oil fill tube ect...

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 04:57 PM

well its been a little while but i fixed my clicking rear cv axle and now i have just been drivin around. but today i got some parts from rockauto:cool: it was my first time using rockauto and it felt like christmas!
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and some new ngk plugs
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 07:55 PM

also started using this rust-oleum rust reformer pretty good stuff
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Posted 21 June 2012 - 10:51 PM

got a pretty sweet early birthday present!:cool:
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also got a few other new things so stay tuned.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 11:27 PM

your going to hate me when i say this but i got the same one for $5 at the junk yard 2 weeks ago and i have the factory service manual, owners manual, and 5 other repair manuals for my brat, but keep up the good work love the rack:headbang:

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 09:40 AM

Hey, did it end up really being a rear DOJ that was clicking?
I was in the same boat (only didn't have anyone outside the car to tell
me for sure or not) on hearing clicking from the rear, but it turned out to be
a badly worn rear drive shaft u-joint. Did you check those yet?




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