Damn CV Boots (91 200) (Rant)

Ryan Gemmill Ryan Gemmill" <RIG7881@hotmail.com
Thu, 17 May 2001 21:46:29 -0400


Fred,

Tthat's interesting. I'll go through my mechanic's reciepts and see if I can
find something as to where he used to get them. It wouldn't surprise me if
they are aftermarket cheap ones; (this probably would improve his profit off
the part and bring in more business later.)

Anyway, thanks for the information... this time I'm definitely going to
insist on the OEM part from the dealer.

Take care, Ryan

----- Original Message -----
From: Fred Munro <munrof@sympatico.ca>
To: Ryan Gemmill <RIG7881@hotmail.com>; <Quattro@audifans.com>
Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2001 9:29 PM
Subject: Re: Damn CV Boots (91 200) (Rant)


> Ryan;
>
>     I sold my '91 200q at 280,000 km - it still had the original CV boots
in
> good condition.
>     The CV boots on my '94 S4 are fine at 130,000 km.
>     The OEM boots should last a long time. Are you replacing them with
> cheaper aftermarket boots?
>
> Fred Munro
> '94 S4
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ryan Gemmill" <Gemmill@mail.flashmail.com>
> To: <Quattro@audifans.com>
> Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2001 8:12 PM
> Subject: Damn CV Boots (91 200) (Rant)
>
>
> > Quats...
> >
> > Today I noticed that my left cv boot is cracked once again. I mean, I've
> > only replaced each of these about 10 times.  Ok, maybe that's an
> > exagerration, but still these things are CONSTANTLY cracking and spewing
> > their guts out to let the joint get nice and dry. And why does it seem
> that
> > it is always german, or really european cars that have this problem...
> I've
> > seen Chevy's that go 50,000 miles without this happening. It's ludacris.
> >
> > Anyway... does anybody have a better solution than just replacing them?
I
> > don't know how to do it myself or I'd try it; I'm mostly worried about
> > screwing something up.
> >
> > That's all... thanks for the rant. Oh, car in question is a 1991 200
fwd.
> >
> > Take care,
> > Ryan Gemmill
> > 91 200
> >
>
>