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TC UCA Home made uniball seal?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TOYOTA 09, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. Aug 17, 2011 at 8:16 PM
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    TOYOTA 09

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    I thought I read here somewhere that someone made homemade uniball seals for the TC UCAs out of PVC end caps.... Does anyone have pics or insight into doing this? Do they really need to be sealed? I live in Maine...so I got the stainless steal uniball option.
     
  2. Aug 17, 2011 at 8:17 PM
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    G scott04

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    To avoid rust? or what?
     
  3. Aug 17, 2011 at 8:34 PM
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    They can get dirt, water, cement, etc stuck on top of the ball and make a mess-CAN...but do not always.
    With just a little lube every 6 months I have no issues with mine at all...
     
  5. Aug 17, 2011 at 8:55 PM
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    MJonaGS32

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    I wish TC had some. I'm replacing my uniballs with stainless ones, but once those goes on, I want the to be protected :(
     
  6. Aug 18, 2011 at 4:14 AM
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    TOYOTA 09

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    i may just keep a clean rag and some compressed air in a can in my truck, and just clean them off from time to time
     
  7. Aug 18, 2011 at 4:15 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Ne reason to "seal" them. If you made a cover for the top, the bottom would still be exposed.
     
  8. Aug 19, 2011 at 8:23 PM
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    What lube should be used?
     
  9. Aug 19, 2011 at 8:24 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    A dry teflon lube.
     
  10. Aug 19, 2011 at 8:29 PM
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    Thanks! Do you own the TCs Chris?
     
  11. Aug 19, 2011 at 8:36 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Yup!
     
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