LockedCV boot...how much grease?

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2005/10/04 23:28:42 (permalink)

CV boot...how much grease?

How much grease do I need to put in the boot? Just a slight bit?
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    _mule_
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    Re: CV boot...how much grease? 2005/10/05 04:47:01 (permalink)
    Did your boot not come with a pack of grease? If not fill it about 3/4 full and clamp it. This works for me.
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    Re: CV boot...how much grease? 2005/10/05 10:04:03 (permalink)
    i put a bunch in mine and have had no probs. i cleaned those balls and cage thing good befor i put the boot on.
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    Re: CV boot...how much grease? 2005/10/05 13:39:59 (permalink)
    Nope, didn't come with grease.

    How much grease does the rear and front driveshaft boots need?
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    Re: CV boot...how much grease? 2005/10/05 15:21:21 (permalink)
    As much as possible, too much won't hurt anything. Too little... well, you know.
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    Re: CV boot...how much grease? 2005/10/05 20:12:17 (permalink)
    They should have roughly about two ounces of grease in each joint. Everything should be well covered, but there has to be some air space too.

    Short of trying to figure out exactly what that is, you can make a rough guess at how much you're getting in there. It's about 1/2 of a measuring cup, or two of the disposable quarter cup drink mix scoops.
    I wouldn't recommend trying to measure it, just use that for an approximation. The joint will end up about 25-30 percent full, but it'll seem like more.

    Definately don't go overboard with filling it, as there needs to be air space in there for the expansion and contraction of the inner joint and both boots
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    Re: CV boot...how much grease? 2005/10/06 06:28:35 (permalink)
    When I did mine, it looked like it was about 3/4 the way full like mule said.
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    Re: CV boot...how much grease? 2005/10/08 00:33:39 (permalink)
    My dad says.."If a little is good, a lot must be better."

    Wonder how that would apply here. Use a fair amount but dont pack it in there.
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    Re: CV boot...how much grease? 2005/10/08 16:42:20 (permalink)
    Quote:

    My dad says.."If a little is good, a lot must be better."




    That's the way grease is in a lot of instances, and would be right in this situation if the boots didn't have to stretch and contract so much,
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