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Re: The Passat Lives

-----Original Message-----
From: Phil Payne <quk@isham-research.demon.co.uk>
To: quattro@coimbra.ans.net <quattro@coimbra.ans.net>
Date: Sunday, August 16, 1998 4:24 AM
Subject: The Passat Lives

>We have had no further trouble since the CV joint boots were slit
>around a couple of weeks ago.  Perhaps our nocturnal visitor was merely
>exacting one-off revenge for being scared shitless when the alarm went
>I rebuilt both driveshafts yesterday.  The whole thing went a lot more
>easily than I had expected - no hitches apart from doing up the blasted
>clips.  I managed the larger ones using the large Vise-Grips I bought
>for dealing with fuel pump check valves, but I just couldn't manage the
>small ones, so I tie-wrapped them in place.  Is there a special tool
>for crimping these things?

> Phil Payne
> Phone: 0385 302803   Fax: 01536 723021
> (The contents of this post will _NOT_ appear in the UK Newsletter.)


    There is a tool for crimping the CV joint clamps. I bought a KD No.424
to crimp the clamps when I replaced the front outer boots on my '86 5ktq. It
works well.


Fred Munro
'91 200q  257k km