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Re: Peabody's extensive overhaul... [Re: Peabody] #1057617 06/01/13 04:14 PM
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Peabody,
Can you clean the CV boots real good with some brake cleaner and then cover the holes with RTV? Just a thought.
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Re: Peabody's extensive overhaul... [Re: Everet] #1057618 06/01/13 07:32 PM
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Peabody Offline OP
Mudrunner
That thought did cross my mind. I might try using Rescue Tape to seal the holes. The holes are right on the edge of the boot where the shaft connects to the diff housing and the first articulation groove of the rubber. If I can get the shaft lifted enough to open the groove some, I should be able to get a few wraps of the tape around. I've used the tape for insulating my battery cables. And it seems to hold up well. I'm interested to see how it will hold up to grease and articulation. If it can stand it, then it will definitely be a good product to keep in your gear bag on the trail. I'll let you know how it works, assuming I can get the access to make the wraps... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" />


1997 Sportage 4x4, auto-trans, Warn manual hubs, 4" UPYOURKIA front lift, TJ 106AA rear springs, 2-5/8" body lift, 31x10.50 treads, SmittyBilt SRC front and XRC rear bumper, swing-out tire mount, OBX LSD front diff, Track Finder rear locker, 5.38 R&Ps and... really crappy gas mileage! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shiner.gif" alt="" />
Re: Peabody's extensive overhaul... [Re: Peabody] #1057619 06/05/13 12:00 AM
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TeamCatFlap Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Also if you can clean it up go to a scuba shop.
They have wet suit repair stuff called .... Aww crap I can't find the can I have.
But it's like a heavy duty black contact cement. Loses it's tackyness after a few hours.
Anyway I've used it on shift boots and such and it has seemed to work good. Had to build up layers though. And the boot was in the house for a couple weeks as I did that.
So maybe not a good solution on a CV, results may vary.
But I thought I'd mention it.

I know I have a cracked one on one side that has flung a bit of grease.
Probably going to just have a new axle on hand though as well as the stuff to do the wheel bearings and such and just do it all at once though once it gives me grief.


2001 Kia Sportage
Warn manual hubs, 2" spacer up front, TJ 105 springs Rav4 shocks, 235/75/15 BFG A/T KOs, Skidplate back to under the T-case, trans cooler, XRC8 winch on custom bumper, Synth winch line, fuel can mount, Rigid D2 Dually overhead lights.
Re: Peabody's extensive overhaul... [Re: TeamCatFlap] #1057620 06/12/13 03:23 PM
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TheGoat Offline
Wheeler
i like the mounts you made on the fan. i have been having the same thoughts when i go to do mine. where did you mount the temp switch? i was going to drill/tap into the t-stat housing. one concern i'd have with that is the no fan shroud.


So, i bought an 01 Kia Sportage. before i even drove it, i nick-named it The Goat.. it has been just like a goat.. stubbern at every corner...
Re: Peabody's extensive overhaul... [Re: TheGoat] #1057621 06/13/13 05:25 AM
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Peabody Offline OP
Mudrunner
I used a thermal snap switch with the brass probe. The probe is pushed between the fins of the radiator. I mounted mine below the radiator's inlet from the thermostat. The instructions say to mount it where the coolant temp is highest in the radiator. You can see the backside of the switch in the photo of the fan mount. The switch controls power to the relay. The one I used (Amazon link above) came with all of the parts to wire the fan. Because I have dual batteries in my Sporty, I opted to run the fan off the aux battery and powered the snap switch from it too. It allows the fan to run after the ignition is off, which it will do for a few minutes after shutting the engine off on hot days.

As for the shroud, I had concerns too. But the fans of this type all have thin shrouds around them. As long as you mount the fan so the body of the shroud is pressing against the radiator core, it will work fine. The mounting system I used puts a little pressure on the fan when the bolts are tightened up, pressing the fan against the radiator core. I did put the small foam pads that came with fan for mounting between the core and the shroud, just to guard against rubbing, though the mount is pretty sturdy.

My engine actually seems to be running cooler than before. But that was only realized after my old thermostat started to fail, I think because it was sitting dry for a week or two during the upgrade. That manifested in a series of temperature spikes that I attributed to the new fan. When the t-stat eventually got stuck closed, I realized what the problem really was and popped in a new one. Since then, the factory gauge has been sitting at the same old position it ran at with the stock fan, or just below while driving. By the way - that wiring of the fan to run with the ignition off actually saved my <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/butwiggle.gif" alt="" /> when the t-stat failed for good. It pulled the coolant temp down to the normal range a few minutes after the engine was shut off. I've seen the coolant temp rise after cutting an engine because the pump stops circulating the fluid and the heat of the engine is held in place. And my gauge was sitting just below the "H". I was a bit impressed that the fan could still pull heat out of the system with no circulation as quickly as it did. And the temp that day was around 100 F. Anyhoo, so far, so good...

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1997 Sportage 4x4, auto-trans, Warn manual hubs, 4" UPYOURKIA front lift, TJ 106AA rear springs, 2-5/8" body lift, 31x10.50 treads, SmittyBilt SRC front and XRC rear bumper, swing-out tire mount, OBX LSD front diff, Track Finder rear locker, 5.38 R&Ps and... really crappy gas mileage! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shiner.gif" alt="" />
Re: Peabody's extensive overhaul... [Re: Peabody] #1057622 06/20/13 05:38 AM
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Peabody Offline OP
Mudrunner
Quick update - I wrapped the CV boots with rescue tape. It held on one side, but rolled into the first groove on the other. The side that held looks good so far. I took it to a gravel lot and drove around in 4wd, making lots of tight turns. But I didn't have the terrain needed to work the suspension. I think the rescue tape can do the job. I will try wrapping the side that rolled again. This time, I will run the wraps onto the metal base of the shaft, at the axle housing, then throw a hose clamp on it. The tape fuses pretty quick once you stretch it and start to wrap. So I have a good hunch that running the wraps beyond the boot and clamping will hold it all in place. I'll post an update once I am able to put it to the test...

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1997 Sportage 4x4, auto-trans, Warn manual hubs, 4" UPYOURKIA front lift, TJ 106AA rear springs, 2-5/8" body lift, 31x10.50 treads, SmittyBilt SRC front and XRC rear bumper, swing-out tire mount, OBX LSD front diff, Track Finder rear locker, 5.38 R&Ps and... really crappy gas mileage! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shiner.gif" alt="" />
Re: Peabody's extensive overhaul... [Re: Peabody] #1057623 06/20/13 09:50 AM
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TeamCatFlap Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Nice. smile
Some of that might have to be obtained for the tool bag.
If nothing else a good trail patch so things don't get worse until it can be fixed.

But if it holds up..... a good "I really don't feel like needing a new axle later or re-booting it right now." fix. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />


2001 Kia Sportage
Warn manual hubs, 2" spacer up front, TJ 105 springs Rav4 shocks, 235/75/15 BFG A/T KOs, Skidplate back to under the T-case, trans cooler, XRC8 winch on custom bumper, Synth winch line, fuel can mount, Rigid D2 Dually overhead lights.
Re: Peabody's extensive overhaul... [Re: Peabody] #1057624 09/14/13 01:30 AM
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Peabody Offline OP
Mudrunner
Time for an update...

I have used Rescue Tape to seal off the small slits in the CV boots (inner). And it is holding up. I have no photos to post on this at the moment. But I will work on it. One note on using this sealing tape for this application - I had to use plastic zip ties to hold the "high end" of the tape in place (where the boot clamp sits... it rolled into the valley of the first groove). It held on one boot, but rolled on the other, as noted. So I removed the rolled up tape today and gave it a fresh wrapping, then secured it on the boot clamp with some zip ties. It was an easy field fix. I definitely recommend keep a roll or two of this stuff in your tool bag! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />

Make over... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/scared.gif" alt="" />

My Sporty's paint job was tired. The clear coat was gone in areas, I had one white fender on a forest green body and the green color was too dark for life in sunny California. So I gave it a "make over" with some rattle-can truck bed liner. I didn't want anything dark. And I found out that Rust-o-leum made the same kind of spray can truck bed line that I had used on the bumpers and tire/cargo rack in TAN!!! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/notooth.gif" alt="" /> Note: My goal was to have a durable paint job that isn't "pretty" (so I won't cry over scuffs and scratches) and can be touched up easy... like with a spray can!

And after a good bit of prep work followed by 24 cans of bed liner, my Sporty looks like this...


[Linked Image]

Last edited by Peabody; 09/15/13 05:29 AM.

1997 Sportage 4x4, auto-trans, Warn manual hubs, 4" UPYOURKIA front lift, TJ 106AA rear springs, 2-5/8" body lift, 31x10.50 treads, SmittyBilt SRC front and XRC rear bumper, swing-out tire mount, OBX LSD front diff, Track Finder rear locker, 5.38 R&Ps and... really crappy gas mileage! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shiner.gif" alt="" />
Re: Peabody's extensive overhaul... [Re: Peabody] #1057625 09/16/13 04:45 PM
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 316
H
homerdog Offline
Mudrunner
Nice job. There's plenty of good pictures in Photobucket that peabody has uploaded. Just click on one of the pictures and it will take you there.


2001 Sportage, TJ 106's, Everet spacers and bumpstops, Bilstein shocks on the rear, cone filter, Crager wheels, 235-75-15 Goodyear tires. Custom front winch bumper by Dave Scott. Currently DOA, but it is a work in progress.
2011 Kia Forte EX
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