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Re: Expensive lesson: punctur

>      From your sig, if you're in the Boston area, places like
>      Brookline Machine or Atlantic Machine in Allston will
>      match up a replacement boot.  I don't know about your
>      model, but on the 5KS I pressed out the old Ball Joint
>      and replaced it with a VW type. Next time one goes,
>      I'll just bite the bullet and buy a whole control arm
>      (+/-$100) since it was a real PITA to get it out and the
>      new one in.

If you clean the grease off the rubber boot, it's possible to repair small
tears with RTV ... I forget which brand I used last time but it worked for

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