The DD MS3

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lolmsp lolms3
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Nah, it's just the ammo box for various storage, ammo or not. There's a metal or plastic version you can choose from. Picked up my wheel after work and installed it after dinner. Here's one of my mechanic homeboy's vehicles, a 2nd gen CRV.

 

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lolmsp lolms3
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Maybe you liked it because you sensed it is 6-speed swapped without even seeing the inside of the car. From what I gather talking to homeboy, most RSX parts swap over. Much like how old integra and civic parts swap over to the old CRV we have.
 

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lolmsp lolms3
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Mowed the lawn yesterday evening 🥵 then checked my fluids and topped of the air in my tires. Going on a short hiking trip with my sister on Sunday. While checking fluids, noticed the serpentine belt being nice and new looking so I was glad to know my fix on the tensioner bolt worked out fine after driving it 600 something miles. I was afraid it may have caused it to be out of alignment or something dumb like that.



 

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lolmsp lolms3
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The good: Drove a total 674 miles yesterday. Went on a nice hike and made it home safely. Car gave the highest mpg ever at 28.5mpg.

The bad: Spotted my front left wheel's inner barrel coated in grease. Same corner I installed the new axle in. Haven't had a chance to look at it yet but hoping it's not the axle since it's pretty new 🙄 . Thank goodness whatever it is, it didn't make its way onto my brakes.

My rear left tire plug failed and I ended up having to throw my spare wheel on.

The ugly: Me spending more time on things that shouldn't be broke in the first place.





 
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lolmsp lolms3
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Lunch break shenanigans. Not looking forawrd to doing the axle again 🙄. It barely lasted 750 miles. Outer axle boot has a tiny hole in it. Discovered it by squeezing the boot and finding a hissing sound and grease oozed out. Some may say the axle grease was gabing out of the boot @Gabe710.

I reached out to the seller on Amazon. Let's see what they say.











Look at that sad sight.
 

pcb

The Diagram Dude
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2002 MP5
It looks like something got caught in there and cut into the boot.

Is that scuffing or a smear of grease?

 

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lolmsp lolms3
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That is grease oozing out of the boot. I'm about to make axle boots out of metal to prevent future pranks. 😂
 

pcb

The Diagram Dude
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2002 MP5
I meant the area under your thumbnail but I think that's grease.

It looks like the rubber around the hole rotted, as opposed to cut or torn.

That's a defect in materials, as far as I see it.
 

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lolmsp lolms3
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Ah, I see what you were asking now. I already put the car back together and parked it so I can't go back out to verify if they are grease marks or not.
 

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lolmsp lolms3
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Seller said they'll ship me a new one by today. That's great customer service but I'm still eating the time, labor, and possible alignment for this again.
 

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lolmsp lolms3
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Well, that's good news.

Let's hope the replacement doesn't crap out in the same way.
Right, to do it a 3rd time...... *cringe*

Edit: Just got shipping info, should be here by the end of the week but I won't get to it for a couple weeks.
 

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lolmsp lolms3
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Axle arrived. In a very flimsy box might I add. It wasn't in a product box this time around with all the supportive foam/cardboard... just a flimsy box and an axle lol. Axle looks ok so that's that. Garage is occupied with some house projects so it'll be a couple weeks before I resolve this prank.

In other news, I picked up an ultra-gauge since my friend also has one and really liked it. Since I don't plan on modding the engine at all and don't need an access port, this is a good device to keep an eye on the vitals. So far so good.



The gauge allows up to 7 pages of configurations but I've only set up 1 so far to monitor boost psi, afr (in lambda), coolant temp, and fuel rail pressure psi. I may add different configurations later to other pages to monitor things I suppose.
 

pcb

The Diagram Dude
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2002 MP5
... it'll be a couple weeks before I resolve this prank.
Maybe, during the wait, you could take the axle apart and install a better boot.

It may help prevent future pranks. Lol



Actually, you could probably put a new boot on your failed axle and have an almost new, spare axle. The kit comes with the grease and clamps.

I remember rebooting an axle years ago. The grease is really weird, there's no weight to it. It's like a handful of whipped cream. Lol
 

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lolmsp lolms3
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To have to jump through that sort of preventative paranoia on a new item. SMH lol. So what’s the cv axle whipped cream taste like?

And yeah that’s the plan to keep the current axle as a spare. Told my friend he could get it if he ends up needing it before I do.

Friend:

 
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pcb

The Diagram Dude
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2002 MP5
To have to jump through that sort of preventative paranoia on a new item. SMH lol.
I had to Google that. Lol



You can also buy a split boot that you simply glue shut, then you don't have to take your axle apart. Lol



So what’s the cv axle whipped cream taste like?
I didn't taste the grease, but when my car drips something, I taste it. Oil, antifreeze, brake fluid, AC runoff, all taste different.

My Friend:

 
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