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pcb

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It might be a release agent that they spray in the mold when they make the boot?
 

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@pcb, thanks for all the research! I ended up using a clear silicone since I had some laying around. It should work fine since it's heat resistant, water proof, and flexible.

Cutting off the old boot, I definitely felt the rung of failure (2nd from top in photo) was more squishy and taking a closer look, it had a lot of cracks forming. So pcb was right about it being defective/rubber rot. Packed the CV joint with new grease, got the boot on over the axle without getting grease on it, whew. Laid a bead of silicone on the lip of the boot and secured down the screws and nuts to close the boot. Afterwards, I wiped two more thing layers of silicone over the opening just to be on the safe side. Doesn't look pretty but everything can't look pretty.

Would I take this route if I were to keep this car? I 100% would. The thought of replacing a good axle just because a boot failed makes me sad.







 

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Weather is nice this weekend so I took advantage and cleaned the car inside and out. Got some photos for the for sale ad that's coming soon. No these silly retro filtered pics don't make it onto the for sale ad :p. That's purely for my enjoyment.






 

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Not sure to be honest and it shouldn't happen on an axle that's made for the car. I mean one would hope. It's been replaced now so I'm not thinking about it anymore :)

Posted the car for sale this morning. The rate of scams on craigslist is higher than ever.
 
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Weather is nice this weekend so I took advantage and cleaned the car inside and out. Got some photos for the for sale ad that's coming soon. No these silly retro filtered pics don't make it onto the for sale ad :p. That's purely for my enjoyment.






Great pics!
 

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Got this guy inspected on break. 💪
With my luck, someone from out of state will buy it and it won't even matter lol.

 

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Get in there and order a Loco Moko! 💪

Also, keep the 3. I mean GLWS and everything, but I'll bet you'll miss it. I know I miss my old MSP.
 

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I will miss it. It's a great car out of the box. I still have my msp and that's not going anywhere. If I had more money and land to park vehicles I would def keep the 3.

Loco moko is my ticket to go straight to bed for an unexpected nap lol.
 

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Sold! Met up with the buyer this morning at shop he trusts to give the car a look over and all went well. He bought the car and since I didn't have a ride, he drove me home. The man is going to take care of the vehicle so I'm really happy he bought it. Made a new friend too just like from when I sold my wife's Subaru.





I didn't tell him about my work log so I guess it can be an easter egg when he finds it 😝
 

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