CV boots and Waste gate FV

Shayne thequattroking at
Thu May 2 12:33:57 EDT 2002

But, don't use gas to clean the CV.  I learned that the hard way.  10K
later, I had to replace the boots because the gas residue destroyed the
rubber boots.

Shayne P.

Currently, Spokane, WA.  June, Oakland, CA.

Enough Audis to give plenty of headaches.

Parting:  1972 Mercedes Benz 280 SE 4.5

>> Last night when I was tightening up my belts I decided to check on the
>> suspension, besides the worn bushings I need to replace I noticed one of the
>> CV boots is rotten looking, it has not yet ripped.  Is it real difficult to
>> replace the boot (I know it involves removing the axle etc..) I spoke to a
>> friend and he said I would be better off replacing the whole axle
>> assembly????
> BTDT.  Yes it is a fair job, unless you are removing the strut for other
> reasons.  These boots seem to be good for 150 to 250K and more.  If it ain't
> broke, don't fix it!  Just keep an eye on it.  No need to replace the shaft
> or CV even if driven cracked for some time, Just R&R clean and regrease with
> new boot kit.

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