Swapped the left ball joint on my Toyota Tacoma, number 3 on this one (2 left,1 right), it eats em for some reason on both sides. Actually snapped the right one a couple years ago at low speed about a mile from my house. It was squeaking pretty bad for about a month before it snapped, now I swap em any time they get noisy at all haha.
05 zuma w athena bbk, polini For Race 4, 21mm pwk, malossi OR, 14/42 gears, aerox wheels, aerox brakes, steel braided lines, Derbi gp-1 master cylinders, rear disc, 32:1, Malossi fly clutch w black springs, lightened OEM flywheel, advanced timing, naked voca bars, yellow hids, smoked clear tail, aerox cf front fender, no rear fender, viper strike tires, lowered "2, side stand, all stainless hex bolts, black mica '08 plastics w '02 belly pan, recovered seat. '87 elite '88 elite sa50
Post by FrankenMech on Feb 15, 2018 19:43:30 GMT -5
The OEM and component manufacturers seemed to have varying opinions on longevity with greased -vs- sealed components. That little ring of dirt around the grease zerk check ball can cause problems. It gets even worse when people don't even clean off the zerk before greasing. The result is that most things like U-joints and ball-type joints are sealed.
Post by fuzzyruttin on Mar 29, 2018 17:16:30 GMT -5
Guy at work milled a new blower bracket for my car. Spring is (hopefully) right around the corner, and it's time to get this all put back together again. Last year I put 6000 twisty miles on my car in a one-month-long trip ripping down through the Smokey Mountains and hitting all the crazy ride loops, Dragon included. This was right after I replaced the engine cuz the previous one blew. Everything required some big time maintenance once I got back home. Luckily the original bracket held up until I got back, and _then_ it broke. Phew. Once the new one is back on, fresh rubber and we're ready to terrorize the roads again.
Post by fuzzyruttin on Mar 29, 2018 19:38:56 GMT -5
(Little fib in the spirit of the post: I put the blower bracket together yesterday evening, not wrenched "today"). This is hot off the press:
Re-install blower assembly
Just need to re-attach the oil return line to the oil pan, add after-coolant, then vrum. Neighbors might not be too pleased with that right now, plus there'd be too much temptation to go for a spin on completely shot tires.
Currently fixing an 01 grand prix - sway bar, struts, tie rods, rotors and pads, and hubs. For a friend. I suggested cv axles while i was at it lol but pix will follow of the rust pile i'll have when its finished
Senna1Rossi: Thanks renagade281!
May 23, 2016 14:59:12 GMT -5
Fox: I don't really know how to say this but straight. I am Dave's Girlfriend Kellilee and bluntly and VERY SADLY he passed away early Tuesday morning. I know he would want ya all to know this. Thank You Brent for befriending my love he was very happy on here!
Jun 18, 2016 16:26:04 GMT -5
Fox: www.gofundme.com/29mgf6b8 I hope it is ok to pass on his gofundme page link. If not you will un-post it I'm sure. Thanks again all!!
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