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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:29 pm 
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Oh feck!

I discovered the the offside outer CV boot has split. I've been on to the motor factor that supplied the driveshaft and they will get it exchanged for me.
Have you ever thought "they" are out to get you.........

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:46 pm 
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Always keep looking for the good things in bad situations. As it's the same side you don't have to type allover again. Just copy and paste some old posts about the replacement.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:43 pm 
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The motor factor wouldn't exchange the driveshaft but they've provided me with a new CV boot and the proper clips. I've farmed out the job to the local garage because I don't particularly relish the prospect of replacing an outer CV boot in sub-zero temperatures in ankle deep snow. I just hope that I don't have to have the outer CV joint replaced as well...

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:59 am 
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The extreme weather meant that it didn't get done yesterday so I'm without transport for another day. I've decided to get the CV joint replaced as well for peace of mind.

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Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:44 am 
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If you are getting the joint from the same motor factor..... I would not bother :(

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:35 pm 
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No danger of that. The garage will be sourcing it elsewhere. It wasn't the CV joint that was the problem. It was the failure of the boot that let the grease out and the nasties in.

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1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:11 pm 
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But what about the boot? As I mentioned elsewhere, if you use the one given to you it WILL fail. Spend a tenner on a genuine OEM or similar boot.
No idea at all why the factors won't change it. They ought to. Obviously they have zero customer care.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:05 am 
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The new CV joint should come with a new boot. If it doesn't, use a Duraboot stretchy boot but fit it without stretching it - i.e. knock the old joint off the shaft, slide boot onto shaft, use half the supplied grease to fill the void of the new joint, half to the inside of the boot, knock the new CV joint onto the shaft, position the boot and fit the supplied clips. I have replaced hundreds of CV boots with Duraboots in this way, they last forever if fitted like this because they are designed to stretch over the joint but if you fit them without stretching they last indefinitely.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:08 pm 
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The garage ended up fitting a new CV boot instead of the one I supplied because it wouldn't fit properly. The CV joint was fine so it didn't need to be replaced. I'm hoping that's the end of this little saga.

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1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:27 pm 
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Sounds like an honest garage :D Obviously not "qwik s**t" :(
Glad it's sorted.

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The motor factor wouldn't exchange the driveshaft
I'd be driveshafting it right up their arses if any of my suppliers did this to me

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:54 pm 
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The motor factor wouldn't exchange the driveshaft
I'd be driveshafting it right up their arses if any of my suppliers did this to me
Likewise.........

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Use a Duraboot stretchy boot but fit it without stretching it
Thanks for posting this Jod.




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