Started by jvanzyl, July 19, 2023, 20:47
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Quote from: Carolyn on July 20, 2023, 08:42I would wash it out with petrol, which will shift the old grease really well. Dry with an airline and re-pack.
Quote from: Joesson on July 20, 2023, 10:04Having cleaned mine in situ, following similar advice from @Carolyn, I thought your need was to disassemble your CV for reasons other than simply cleaning.I would be very shy about hitting hardened steel, particularly where bearings were involved, with a hammer.
Quote from: jvanzyl on July 20, 2023, 10:17Nope- just cleaning, regreasing and replacing the CV boots. 150k miles is probably time to do it, plus there was some brown residue in one of them so I think there was a leak somewhere as well.
Quote from: Joesson on July 20, 2023, 11:51It was April 2017 when my PFL 2 was at 62,500 miles I noticed a weep/ leak from the driver's side inner CV boot.The oil OE grease was an emulsified "oil" and mostly ran out of the joint, I helped it along with a small paintbrush, I don't recall, if I used a solvent as the shafts were in situ and the boots were in good condition and didn't want to damage them. I did re grease all the joints and replaced the clips with aftermarket type. Fortunately my neighbour at that time had a heavy duty professional type of pliers to fit the clips, as the pliers supplied with the clips was made of Chinesium and broke at first use!I recall @jinxedkitten, not heard from these long days past, as having a similar CV problem but no other reports of similar leakages.Is it that the leaks go unnoticed, unreported or don't happen to others and JK and I got the short straw?
Quote from: jinxedkitten on July 21, 2023, 17:56Damn you've got a good memory! Mine was caused by a slight error by my local mechanic - they'd applied heat to remove bolts somewhere on the wheel assembly when redoing the handbrake and managed to slightly melt a bit of the CV boot at the same time, fixed it foc for me though.
Quote from: Carolyn on July 22, 2023, 17:20I reckon most of our members' cars will have dirty cream where their CV grease should be. Every one I've opened up was emulsified, unless it had been re-greased in the past few years.