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Old 04-10-2011, 05:13 AM
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Boot removal question

I'm doing the replacement boots from Dieselsite. How do you get the lower ones off? I can't get them off for the life of me and am just tempted to slice them down the side but I'm worried that I won't be able to get the new ones on. What's the trick?
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Old 04-10-2011, 05:30 AM
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DETERMINATION. If you are going to put new ones on it will be OK to cut the old ones off. The new ones should go on pretty easy. Dont use any kind of lube on them though because they will blow off. Someone suggested using a maximum hold hairspray when putting on the new boots. Clean all surfaces very well with brake cleaner or equivilant and then spray hairspray on the boots and tubes which will lube and also bond so you will have a better seal.
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Old 04-10-2011, 05:35 AM
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I guess I just got tired of sitting on the battery. It was hot too. I hate having a tall truck and no easy way to work on it.
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It only takes about 45 min to pull the whole cooler, once it is out its super easy to change the boots
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Old 04-10-2011, 07:28 AM
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It only takes about 45 min to pull the whole cooler, once it is out its super easy to change the boots
This is for the spider, not the cooler.
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Old 04-10-2011, 07:33 AM
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Just take a small srewdriver and slip under the boot. Run the screwdriver all the way around to break the "seal" and it will slide right off.
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Old 04-10-2011, 07:38 AM
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I tried to do that on the driver's side but it just isn't a whole lot of room.
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Old 04-10-2011, 07:54 AM
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I tried to do that on the driver's side but it just isn't a whole lot of room.
If you've got new ones, just ut the old off. The new will go on easier than the old come off.
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I have a tapered "hook tool" made for radiator hoses that would do it! You just need to break that stuck rubber because the surface area of it is pretty big...
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Old 04-10-2011, 08:24 AM
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Please keep us updated OP on how easy/hard the new boot slides on. I plan on doing the 'foil delete' plus I have an oil soaked boot at the cooler on that same pipe.
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