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    Iím changing a cracked inner drive shaft boot and want to know what type of grease should I use
    When refitting? The stuff in it is almost like a thick oil is this right ? See pic.
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    Also after taking the tri axe with the ball rollers on it with a puller ďvery tightĒ
    How do I get it back on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by robo View Post
    I’m changing a cracked inner drive shaft boot and want to know what type of grease should I use
    When refitting? The stuff in it is almost like a thick oil is this right ? See pic.
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    Also after taking the tri axe with the ball rollers on it with a puller “very tight”
    How do I get it back on?

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    Mark
    just did that job. I believe I used lithium grease on the recommendation of someone who should know. You did well to get it off with a standard puller We needed a hydraulic one to get any movement

    As to putting it back. First fit the new boot on both ends with ligarex before refitting the shaft. It is too hard to secure the inner boot with the shaft in place

    To get the triax fitting back on I was directed to just push it on with a little help from some wood and a hammer and vice to hold the shaft steady. Sounds rough I know but it wasn’t actually that hard. Just need to get it on far enough to engage the Circlip.

    Hope this helps

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    i probably should have said that the thing is so over engineered it looked nearly indestructible. Gricey was the one that assisted so the advice comes from a good source

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterMol View Post
    just did that job. I believe I used lithium grease on the recommendation of someone who should know. You did well to get it off with a standard puller We needed a hydraulic one to get any movement

    As to putting it back. First fit the new boot on both ends with ligarex before refitting the shaft. It is too hard to secure the inner boot with the shaft in place

    To get the triax fitting back on I was directed to just push it on with a little help from some wood and a hammer and vice to hold the shaft steady. Sounds rough I know but it wasn’t actually that hard. Just need to get it on far enough to engage the Circlip.

    Hope this helps
    Thanks,

    I used an extension bar on the puller it was tight thought something was going to break till it gave wayDS drive shaft-decf99e8-e74f-4926-9c73-01c25289c439.jpg

    Not sure what you mean by put both ends on first?

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    I meant fit the boots to both ends. The inner one is the crucial one to do first though

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    I I tried a similar puller and stripped the thread. You were lucky

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    To refit the triax, wait until SWMBO goes shopping and pop it in the oven at 450F for about 20-30 minutes to get it up to temperature. You can then tap it on gently with a hammer and socket big enough to go over the splines. Be sure that the undercut faces toward the splines, not to the end of the shaft, otherwise the snap ring becomes quite difficult to remove next time.
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    John T.

    54 TAV Legere; 61DS19 LHM BVH (son's); 71DS21 BVH; 73SM 3.0; 73SM EFI (Megasquirt); 73SM 3.0 (other son's)

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