Mi16 CV boot again...
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    Icon4 Mi16 CV boot again...

    Howdy,

    I require urgent advice, as I'm doing the job tomorrow...

    The plastic rings on the OEM CV boot - do these transfer to the new one? What do they do?

    The only guesses I've figured are; (1) they keep the rubber apart to prevent wear; or (2) they keep the convolutions round when the joint is turned sharply, to prevent rubbing inside on the joint parts...

    Incidentally, Caravelle came through yet again. Inner and outer CV boot kits (boots, grease, stainless ties, Sasic brand) + quality oil seal for diff + lower engine mount + postage Melbourne - Perth for $102. Can't beat that. Onya Ken...

    Looking forward to comments!

    Stuey

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    Seems to stop 'em splitting.
    I've heard a few different reasons for their existence including the ones you've mentiones as well as it stopping the concertinas flexing too much and getting pinched by the CV.
    Somehow busted mine and had another go real quick.
    Gotta admit, the price you got all that for was very competitive.
    They don't want to open a branch over this way by any chance?
    These hounds here would charge you that much for postage.
    Yep, swap 'em over or you'll be sorry.

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    Thanks Alan - I'll swap them over, then. Cheers.

    Incidentally, Caravelle IS over your way! (Yeah, I know you know this already). I just enjoy how painless the whole experience is. Always the right parts, always promptly, always competitive.

    Stuey


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    I've just found out that the rings are there to stop the boot ballooning at speed.


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    You're not gonna believe this. The other side (LHS) has gone now! I checked them (as you do) when I did the RHS and they were fine. A couple of months later - pfffffft all over the wheel.

    Ah well. I'm learning the layout pretty quickly.

    Edward Greasehands


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuey
    You're not gonna believe this.

    Edward Greasehands

    BU!!$#i+ I'm not; happens to me all the time....


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