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Old 11-11-2012, 02:04 PM   #9
xi_ter
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Originally Posted by mmaldin View Post
XT ier, did you go ahead with this boot repair? After much searching I am finding a lot of information on replacing the whole axle, but not much on just replacing the outer boot. Advice from anyone would be helpful.
Thanks.
Since I needed to order this boot replacement tool and was looking at at least 1 week getting it into Canada, I decided to have my indy replace the boot immediately after it tore. The cost was $300 plus the cost of the boot and I was able to continue using my factory axle.

There is this video on using the air powered boot stretcher. He doesn't work on an E46 though....


It also looks like the boot material is specially made to stretch. They are sold by the distributor of the tool. I'd suggest checking that ECS means by rubber vs plastic CV boots ...can standard OE boots like Meyle and FEBI can be stretched like this?
http://productsthatwork.com.au/produ...chcv-index.php
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