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Re: G6 grease for CV-joint?

>	I'm planning to change the ripped outer CV joint boot on my
>	'85 5000ST this weekend, and I noticed that the manual says that
>	Audi G6 grease should be used while repacking the  joint.

>	The Audi dealer is inconveniently distant, so I was wondering if
>	I could make do with just any old molybdenum grease.  Any opinions?

>	(A local shop is getting the boot for me for $16.00 -- is that
>	an OK price, btw?)

>	Thanks!

>	-Arun

Hi there,

By coincidence, I have to change a LEFT outer CV boot, I just
ordered both INNER and OUTER boot kits from Linda at Carlsen.
I remember that it was about $25 for both, and the kit included
the boot, the clamp, as well as the grease that goes into the 
joint. Linda told me that this was the way the kits came.

The grease needed for the CV joint is CRITICAL. use grease
DESIGNED for CV joints, not just any wheel bearing grease.
Try and pick a well known brand for CV joints, there
are tons of front wheel drive cars out there, and the grease
should be easy to get.

Next is figuring how to get these boots changed with MINIMAL

Alan Cordeiro
'86 5000TQ