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Old 11-11-2012, 01:56 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by xi_ter View Post
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?
$300? For a boot repair? Was this for both axles or just one?

Sounds way tooo much. You could of bought a rebuild OEM one and had that installed it would of taken less time then to rebuild.

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