I nominate andywatson for the “Hardcore 03-07 Pilot Generation DIYer of the year” award. And all the axle and bearing work, and no groceries... Hard core...I'm actually a woman, but I'll still take the complement. 👧
I also replaced the front engine mount (broken), right engine mount (also broken), EGR valve, the rear O2 sensor, the fuel pressure regulator, and both ground wires while I was waiting for these parts to arrive. So far I haven't experienced the long start that I asked about a couple weeks ago.
The right side supposedly take about an ounce more than the left. I already cleaned out all the old grease so I'm not worried about compatibility with the old stuff, I just wonder if I need to go buy 2 tubes of the same type so that I have the right amount.My question would be are different greases compatible? Are the cup capacities different?
Other than having to little, I wouldn't be concerned with a little extra.Here's another question: what's the right amount of grease to add for the inner joints? The shop manual says I need to add 6-7 oz of grease to the inner joint cup before inserting the bearings. The boot kit comes with a pouch of grease, but with no marking indicating how much it is. Looking at similar pouches online, it looks like it's only 3 or 4 ounces. I already assembled and installed the left axle with only one pouch of grease, and I'm getting ready to do the right side. But I'm wondering if I need to go buy additional grease to make sure I'm putting the right amount in there.
Yeah, those are the same numbers in the shop manual. There's definitely not 8 ounces of grease in this little bag, so I'm going to have to go get more. And I also should remove the left side boot and add more grease as well, since I don't want to run it with only 3 or 4 oz in there.**This is what I found so buy another bag if you think you need a bit more
Left driveshaft: 160—180 g (5.6—6.4 oz)
'03—06 models: 210-230 g (7.4-8.1 oz)
'07—08 models: 190-210 g (6.7—7.4 oz)
I'm actually thinking about redoing the large size band clamp on the left side anyway. I used one of the pinch clamp types, so it doesn't sit completely flush. But there's actually so little room between the boot and the wall of the transmission, that the pinched part of the clamp actually barely touched the transmission for about a centimeter of it's revolution, until I took a hammer to it and flattened it. But I'm just not that comfortable with a spinning clamp being that close to the wall every revolution. So I'm going to get the other kind of band clamp tool that does the clamp that sits more flush. Just sucks that the boot grease packages don't have quantities listed on them.You’re certainly diligent....do you think It’s possible to remove one of the band clamps to shoot some grease in with a syringe?