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Old 05-05-2014, 11:56 AM   #1
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loose cv boot clamp on inside or outer boot

noticed a little gunk in wheel arch and it was alas cv joint greese had seeped out of the end of the boot, boot was fine....and i noticed the oetiker clamp was loose to spin round....I searched high and low and ended up buying a complete febi boot kit so as to use the small clamp that i couldnt buy separately...hoepfully it will be a better tighter fit than the clamp that came with the gkn loebro boot....

question i have is whats the best way to try pump grease into the cv boot without taking it off, i will have to try this pupming from the side of the faulty clip i.e where the bellow is narrowest.....despite the fact that i only saw a couple of table sppons in arch i guess the same amount could have been spurted out and to the ground, so ideally do need to try an pump grease in.......any ideas much appreciated
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Old 05-05-2014, 12:15 PM   #2
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Whatever you may have found on your arch was not grease from your CV boot. It doesn't spin fast enough to fling grease like that. Even if it did, don't you think it would have thrown it onto all of the other components around it that are mysteriously bone dry? Use some common sense. The stuff on your arch came from sht your tires picked up.

It didn't lose enough grease to matter. Leave it alone.

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Old 05-05-2014, 01:19 PM   #3
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You bought a whole cv kit just for one crimp clamp?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-4-Pex-Stai...item337611f3db
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Old 05-06-2014, 02:32 AM   #4
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Whatever you may have found on your arch was not grease from your CV boot. It doesn't spin fast enough to fling grease like that. Even if it did, don't you think it would have thrown it onto all of the other components around it that are mysteriously bone dry? Use some common sense. The stuff on your arch came from sht your tires picked up.

It didn't lose enough grease to matter. Leave it alone.
Cavi Mike, I caught the thing early that's why the whole underside of wheel arch was not covered in grease, if you see my first pic of the shaft in previous reply it has grease at the small end of the boot......no coincident that the clamp is loose?and free to spin?, i can also move the loose part of boot left and right as in attached pic attached where i moved it to the right, this cant be right it's loose, and yup as the other fellow said i bought a febi complete kit for 9 euros 11 odd dollars.....and will just use the clip and see if it is any tighter than the crap gkn one
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Old 05-06-2014, 02:37 AM   #5
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You bought a whole cv kit just for one crimp clamp?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-4-Pex-Stai...item337611f3db

yes indeed, annoying eh? i could have waited and seen if i could order and wait for one or 2 from the web BUT damn i need the car...and dont' wanna drive it without the clip....i guess a zip tie would have held it in place for a while but i just wanna put on a proper metal clamp and be done with it....plus will be taking to a local petrol station get it raised on the ramp makes it much easier i guess than me having to take off wheel after raising it, and then cramming myself in the there to try pump grease in joint and then clean it and the apply new clip
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Cavi Mike, I caught the thing early that's why the whole underside of wheel arch was not covered in grease, if you see my first pic of the shaft in previous reply it has grease at the small end of the boot.
How do you know you "caught the thing early?" And I already explained that it doesn't spin fast enough to throw grease onto the wheel arch. And I'll say it again - look at all of the stuff right next to it that has ZERO grease on it. How do you think grease is gonna manage to make it all the way to your arch but not even splatter onto the stuff right next to it?


Use common sense.
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Old 05-06-2014, 07:59 AM   #7
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How do you know you "caught the thing early?" And I already explained that it doesn't spin fast enough to throw grease onto the wheel arch. And I'll say it again - look at all of the stuff right next to it that has ZERO grease on it. How do you think grease is gonna manage to make it all the way to your arch but not even splatter onto the stuff right next to it?


Use common sense.
Cavi Mike, ok lets say the grease that seeped out of the small end of the bellow is nothing, should the clamp on the boot move round quite freely by hand and should the small end of the bellow move on the shaft again from left to right because I check all the other clips on the shafts and they are rock hard in place
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I'd simply try crimping the old clamp tighter first.
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Old 05-06-2014, 05:29 PM   #9
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And I already explained that it doesn't spin fast enough to throw grease onto the wheel arch. And I'll say it again - look at all of the stuff right next to it that has ZERO grease on it. How do you think grease is gonna manage to make it all the way to your arch but not even splatter onto the stuff right next to it?


Use common sense.
Um, I guess you have never seen what happens when a CV boot rips. Grease does, indeed, get flung inside the wheel, the wheel arch, and everywhere else located radially from the leak. Xi's have this problem with the front CV joints, and it is really a nasty mess.
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Old 05-07-2014, 02:30 AM   #10
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ixtoxi and cavi mike thanks, i tried to crimp it more and it wont crimp further the 'ear' you crimp both bits of it are touching if you know what i mean, yup seen em tear, thats why i replaced em....this seemed to be a small leak
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