[DML] Re: CV Boots What am I doing wrong?
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[DML] Re: CV Boots What am I doing wrong?

Thanks, Dave.  I think I pretty much have been doing what you  suggested.  
I've heard of "lifetime " boot made of a different material,  other than rubber. 
 Are they available for the DeLorean?  
I also noticed that there is about 1/4" of "play" up and down in the inner  
hub connection to the tranny/differential.  Is this normal?  If not  what needs 
to be done to correct it.
Dave Delman
D² & 6530

1. Re:  CV Boots What am I doing wrong?
Posted by: "David Teitelbaum"  jtrealty@xxxxxxxxxxxxx jtrealtywebspannet
Date: Sat Jul 8,  2006 5:43 pm (PDT)

You have to install the boots with the right amount  of "tension"
between the volutes. If you squish it too much or you stretch  it too
much the boot can tear. To complicate matters the shaft floats  between
the 2 C/V joints so you should center the shaft first  before
tightening the clamps. YOu also should not induce any twisting to  the
big end or small end. Finally if one of the volutes folds in on  itself
you have to "pinch" it to get it back into shape. Difficult  to
explain, easy to show. You also have to pack enough grease inside  the
joint, that also helps the boot hold it's shape. There is a  good
procedure over at dmcnews.com on the C/V joints. Make sure the lip  on
the big end is not bent or out-of-round. That can happen if you  move
the joint too far and the shaft hits and bends the lip. You have to  be
careful during removal or installation not to bend that lip as  you
handle the C/V joints and shaft. You can't allow it to just hang,  you
MUST support the loose end. You should not have to use any tools  with
sharp edges near the boots. A small tear will eventually rip  through.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

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