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pvr 07-02-2010 06:59 AM

Out of interest - is your car garaged ? I am just curious if these worn items get damaged by weather extremes if parked outside.

amacman 07-02-2010 10:34 AM

I doubt if keeping the car garaged will extend the serviceability of cv boots
outer boots are made of rubber , some inner boots are made of plastic .
I think the deterioration begins from the inside due to the grease which gets hot and liquid .
same deal as the crankcase vent hoses rotting due to hot oil mist .
parking near electric motors will rot rubber rapidly due to ozone being produced .
parking near any sort of electrical field can have other dire consequences for the car . it can prevent the key remote from communicating .

nigeyboy 07-04-2010 04:22 AM

You will feel a subtle difference ............. in the thickness of your wallet !!! :-)

jeegnesh 07-04-2010 08:40 AM

Wow you were spot on.

X5 CPE 07-13-2010 04:25 PM

Had my outer's changed twice now, well, not mine as they are beyond repair, but the X5 was fitted with cheapo rubbish as a quick fix by the previous owner.

Got heavy duty ones installed and only when I got a CV joint failure did I swap the boot as it was included on the assembly.

Double check they packed the joints with CV grease specifically, the reason mine failed as the indy is in fact a retard...

jeegnesh 07-13-2010 06:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by X5 CPE (Post 755580)
Had my outer's changed twice now, well, not mine as they are beyond repair, but the X5 was fitted with cheapo rubbish as a quick fix by the previous owner.

Got heavy duty ones installed and only when I got a CV joint failure did I swap the boot as it was included on the assembly.

Double check they packed the joints with CV grease specifically, the reason mine failed as the indy is in fact a retard...

Any way to check rather then asking as we all know the answer :-)

X5 CPE 07-15-2010 04:17 PM

Hmmm, difficult one without removing the metal bands that hold the boot in place, then replacing them to a good standard to keep all the grease in.

If you get a chance to 'look interested' it might pay to have a look when its being done, that said not all indy's are like my ex-indy :hammer:

Pewters 07-16-2010 12:10 PM

After needing a new rear tyre due to a HUGE bolt in it i noticed I got a cv boot gone too throwing grease all over the arch and wheel.....GREAT !!!!:(

I'll be changing my own over the weekend.......wish me luck !!

jeegnesh 07-16-2010 01:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pewters (Post 756330)
After needing a new rear tyre due to a HUGE bolt in it i noticed I got a cv boot gone too throwing grease all over the arch and wheel.....GREAT !!!!:(

I'll be changing my own over the weekend.......wish me luck !!

Good luck :popcorn:

If you need practice my left boot needs changing soon :thumbup:

Pewters 07-17-2010 05:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeegnesh (Post 756344)
Good luck :popcorn:

If you need practice my left boot needs changing soon :thumbup:

:thebird::rofl:


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