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Birfield???

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by jreed32152, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. jreed32152

    jreed32152

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    I had some time to go out and take some pics of my birfield after I put it in the lake. It didn't look like this before.

    Do I need to just clean it up or are there other problems that need addressed?

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  2. KLF

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    You need to do a knuckle service. Putting it in the lake had nothing to do with it, looks like it's been oozing for awhile.

    Go find a pressure washer and hose that goop off before you get started.

    C-Dan will know all the parts you'll need, but I don't think that leaf is OEM.
     
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    Knuckle service.
     
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    thats what mine looks like. i know it should be serviced, but hey as far as i know my grandpa nor dad never had it serviced, and if its lasted this long im sure it will last a little bit longer
     
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    Thats your knuckle there brotha. The birfield is about 20 minutes inside that. Your axles and knuckle seals are just shot from being old, time for a rebuild man.
     
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    Why does he have to do that? He dint break a birf....he needs a knuckle rebuild.
     
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    btw cruiseroutfitters still has a deal on knuckle rebuild kits
    http://cruiseroutfitters.com/specials.html
     
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    What they said

    Mine looked EXACTLY like that a week ago. Just finished the knuckle rebuild last weekend. While you are in there do everything for piece of mind (IMO):

    Get one of the kits in the previous posts. I used the one from Marlin. About 50 pairs of rubber gloves, 4 roles of paper towls and 3 gallons of degreaser is also advised (only becuase that is what I ended up burning through).:cheers:
     
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    Thanks for the info. looks like ill be doing it sometime soon along with new brake line while I'm at it.