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    Default 205 CV joint Boot question

    Both the driver and passenger CV joint boots in my Pug (S2 205 gti) died. So I am planning to take the driveshafts of to give them a bit of TLC.

    I call EAI today to get some new boots but the part interpreter asked me if I wanted the ones with one grove or the ones with two grooves .

    Can anyone here share their knowledge on this?

    Also any suggestion on extra work to be done whilst the shafts are out?

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    I just took mine to my local driveshaft specialist and they fit one that is similar.

    They should know what they are dealing with and should have almost the exact same....

    Mine looked pretty much spot on...if better.

    Hope that helps.

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    Ok, I got the parts (for the record you need to order the one groove 86mm one) and I got the shaft off the car. The problem is that the Haynes manual now says that I can't change the boots and that I need to take the driveshafts to a specialist. Is that true? No DIY tricks for a S2 driveshaft rebuild?

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    Personally, I wouldn't even attempt it.

    For starters the needle rollers inside would be a nightmare to maintain!!!!

    But I'm not overly familiar with the internal mechanics

    And if anything were to go wrong...its on them (the driveshaft people)!

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    I particularly hate the grease in CV joints....it's (naturally) very resilient.....so I do whatever I can to avoid handling the stuff. The last time I had to get a CV boot done it cost me $35 for a shop to supply and replace the boot and repack the joint. They had it done quicker than I could do it myself.

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    I know this is an old thread:
    I just ordered a bunch of boots T/S end and Wheel end, im planning on doing them myself. I really doubt i'd get charged $35 to have this done today. The boots i've just ordered alone cost me $30-40 from the UK.

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    What car (S1, 2 or 3) and what boot did you order? Let us know how they fit.

    It's not that difficult to replace the outer boot. Never did an inner.

    You just need to get a good technique to tighten the clips. I use a visegrip to pull the band and a small needle nose to hold the other side still by catching the little tabs between the jaws and pressing hard down so they don't pullout, DO NOT squeeze the needle nose plier hard. Just lightly catch the tabs in between the jaws. Pull the visegrip and bend immediately at 90 degrees behind the stop tab to prevent the band pulling back in. You can put so much tension on the strips that sometimes they snap, so don't go Schwarzenegger on them.
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    well it was kinda iffy. Knowing what I know about the confusion between UK 205 folk and Aus 205 i sort of got both types.
    I got a 205 1.9 GTi inner and a 205 ~1.6 GTi outer.

    Even when I measured it all up my measurements were different, and the service box didn't help either. I figured i'd go for the tighter one as i'd rather have a tight boot than a saggy boot.

    The steering rack boots as well were a bit easier as there are 3 distinct types and it's fairly obvious which is which.

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    I got one locally which turned out to be the wrong one (doesn't visibly show to be larger, but perhaps doesn't have the right groove seal), so I just put it on and seems to be working fine with my clip tightening technique, I got it nice and tight in. There's a bit of grease coming out, but I take it this means crap can't get in.
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    I did all four boots on my Mi about 8 years ago and they're still OK. So it can be done.

    Actually, over nine years ago - Feb 05, according to posts on AF about the job!


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    me?

    I bought my stuff from micksgarage on ebay, nice dudes from ireland

    control arms were first line, and were 150 and 199 (dont ask why they're diff prices)
    boots were like $35-40ish (and also first line)

    asked for a discount and they threw me a $50 voucher for my next buy

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