dbpulvino at hotmail.com
Mon Mar 15 17:47:00 EST 2004
Makes sense to me. Next time I'm down there, or at least before the work
I'll inspect the boots. Seems like I remeber some cracking in the "valleys"
of the boot, but not 100% on that recollection. And devils advocate, but I
think I remember having to replace inner CV-boots on some VW's in the past,
but the angles might be different, esp. w/the non-long. engine mounting and
different axle lengths.
And while this job is not exactly fun, doesn't sound like it's as bad as I
was anticipating. I'm sure breaking the axle nuts loose will be a lot of
fun though...after I go to the plumbing supply store.
i>At 11:41 AM -0800 3/15/04, Bernie Benz wrote:
>>There should be no reason to replace the inner boot
>>unless it has suffered external damage, as its deflection angle is very
>>small so will/should never self destruct.
>Believe it or not, I was about to make the very same point. My Lago car had
>a torn outer boot replaced a couple of years ago, and at that time a close
>inspection of the inner boots revealed no evidence of splitting/cracking,
>so we decided to "leave well-enough alone".
>Phil Rose Rochester, NY USA
>'91 200q (140K, Lago blue)
>'91 200q (64K, Tornado red) mailto:pjrose at frontiernet.net
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