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Old 06-23-2015, 06:20 PM   #1701
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<p><span>hornetball tell me more about axle rebuilds. You mentioned finding cv boots on rockauto but I'm not sure exactly what I need. Also need to find a good source of axle nuts.</span></p>
CV joint kits are under Drivetrain->CV Joint Boot. They have different kits for inner and outer. The kits come with the rubber boot, new grease and band clamps to re-secure everything. Axle nuts are under Brake/Wheel Hub->Spindle Nut. You'll find both front and rear here, even though the rears more logically belong in Drivetrain. ??

The inner CV joint is designed to be completely disassembled/cleaned/regreased. The outer CV joint is not meant to be disassembled -- but I have seen pictures of them apart -- not sure how it was done. When I did mine, I completely dismantled the inner CV joint for cleaning. On the outer CV joint, I did the best cleaning job I could with solvent and compressed air before repacking with grease.

Link to service procedure here: http://www.mellens.net/mazda/Mazda-M...xle_shafts.pdf
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<p>Do I need those fancy CV joint tools?</p>
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CV joint tools? Not sure what you mean.

You do want decent snap ring pliers -- but that's useful for much more than CV joints. There's also a tool for tightening band clamps -- again, useful in general. I didn't use any other special tools.
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There's also a tool for tightening band clamps -- again, useful in general. I didn't use any other special tools.
</p><p>Yeah that one. I have a set of snap ring pliers from amazon so that should help there. Looking at the clamps that held the boots down it looked like some sort of crimp.</p>
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Old 06-23-2015, 06:50 PM   #1706
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Aidan buy my Garrett 2860 CHRA(needs to be sent in to be repaired) and housings and ARTech manifold and downpipe...be a boss!

The 1.6 head got pushed back to Thursday with the change of address otherwise it would have been much more expensive to ship with the address change.
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BMW guys are running higher compression with turbos because they have fancy direct injection technology. You don't.

Whatever you decide to do, you'll want to measure your specific setup to confirm what the compression ratio is. Block deck height relative to the piston at TDC, cc the combustion chambers, etc. I didn't do that, I wish I had, because while my current motor is nominally built to the same specs as the old one, but it pings a lot sooner.

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<p>Hell naw. Way too high class for my blood. And no worries about the head. Since my buddy found an engine I now have a spare head.</p>
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BMW guys are running higher compression with turbos because they have fancy direct injection technology. You don't. <img alt="" src="images/smilies/smile.gif" title="" /> Whatever you decide to do, you'll want to measure your specific setup to confirm what the compression ratio is. Block deck height relative to the piston at TDC, cc the combustion chambers, etc. I didn't do that, I wish I had, because while my current motor is nominally built to the same specs as the old one, but it pings a lot sooner. --Ian
</p><p>My BMW friends are E30 guys. So not much better than us. </p>
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Oh, OK. Two types of clamps. For a band-it clamp, you need something like this:

Amazon.com: OTC 4623 CV Joint Banding Tool And Cutter: Industrial & Scientific Amazon.com: OTC 4623 CV Joint Banding Tool And Cutter: Industrial & Scientific


For the "ear" crimp clamps, you need something like this:

Amazon.com: Lisle 30800 CV Boot Clamp Pliers: Automotive Amazon.com: Lisle 30800 CV Boot Clamp Pliers: Automotive
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<p>I wish there was a save post button. How to replace miata CV joints. There now I can search for it.</p>
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</p><p>I wish there was a save post button. How to replace miata CV joints. There now I can search for it.</p><p>
</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>save the permalink to a word document, or as a browser fav</p><p>&nbsp;</p>
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</p><p>save the permalink to a word document, or as a browser fav</p><p>
</p><p>I have too many browser favorites. They get way disorganized. Google helps me. Occasionally I'll send an email to myself.</p>
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</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>I have too many browser favorites. They get way disorganized. Google helps me. Occasionally I'll send an email to myself.</p><p>
</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>i use all the things, and still get disorgannized, or just forget what/where. google usually ends up finding it for me lol</p><p>anyway, you need to shop better</p><p>http://www.ebay.com/itm/ACT-ZM2-XTR6...8b&amp;vxp=mtr</p><p>http://www.summitracing.com/parts/acl-zm2-xtr6</p><p>
Amazon.com: ACT ZM2-XTR6 XT Pressure Plate with Race Rigid 6-Pad Clutch Disc: Automotive Amazon.com: ACT ZM2-XTR6 XT Pressure Plate with Race Rigid 6-Pad Clutch Disc: Automotive
</p><p>so you want to save $40?</p>
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<p>Lol nice. I will save that too now.</p>
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</p><p>Lol nice. I will save that too now.</p><p>
</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>cheap bastard tip:</p><p>get part/model number of what your looking for, whether it be a food processor, induction furnace or one of those&nbsp;rabbit vibrator things. seach amazon, ebay and google with part/model number, learn to sort by price. then if youre really crafty and have time on your hands, think of ways things are accidentally and commonly&nbsp;mispelled, or fat finger typos. i have gotten a few very $$ things just stupid cheap on ebay that way, mainly because of my own fat fingers lol.</p>
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<p>I do that a lot. Right now this is just virtual shopping and looking at choices. I don't even have a credit card.</p>
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One more thing on CV joint boots . . . before you tighten the second band clamp, squeeze the boot to force air out. This keeps them from blowing up like a balloon when they get hot. Not sure if that was in the service instruction or not.
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Google shopping requires websites to pay to be included in results nowadays, but regular google pages don't. While sorting by price is nice, I can sometimes find even cheaper prices in google pages themselves. Search everything specific, catch phrase in the product description, image search the stock photo...
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I wasnt clear, I use Google the same way you do. I always thought Google shopping sucks and that explains why.
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