Thread: CV Boot Grease
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:36 AM   #2
latitude39
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Originally Posted by Sean McClellan View Post
Hey guys,

....I can't imagine putting 3 packs of grease in there if 2 was way too much last time! What are your thoughts/opinions? ...

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The boot kits I have received sometimes have 1 and sometime 3 packets of CV joint grease. Yes, it is confusing. I have put 2 packets in and have not had a problem with losing grease, however. Are you using the factory clamps that require the special tool? That Lisle tool has 1/2" drive openings so you can get extra leverage with ratchet handles.

Bentley (pages 311-7 & 311-9) gives "CV joint lubricant capacity" for inner CV joint, 85 grams (3.0 oz), and outer CV joint, 80 grams (2.8 oz).

Last edited by latitude39; 11-17-2012 at 09:25 AM. Reason: Minor correction
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