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Hi All,

Im getting everything I need together to take on the job of replacing all four of my CV boots and though, ehat else can be done.

Is there anything else while I have alot of the suspension disassembled that I can/should/you recommend replacing, such as bushes, etc.

Let me know what you advise so I can put them on order.

many thanks

Russ

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Hi All,

Im getting everything I need together to take on the job of replacing all four of my CV boots and though, ehat else can be done.

Is there anything else while I have alot of the suspension disassembled that I can/should/you recommend replacing, such as bushes, etc.

Let me know what you advise so I can put them on order.

many thanks

Russ

Russ,

I imagine that your CV boots are not all worn out the same time? You might want to replace them only when they break. If I understand correctly, they are really not "preventative maintenance" items. (They just fail when they "feel like it")

The CV joints tend to fail if the car is tracked hard. You may want to inspect them often (e.g. during tech inspection before each DE)

Cheers,

Toby

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Hey Toby,

Many thanks for you reply.

All 4 of my CV boots have broken, mainly cause I have left it so long since the first one broke which I know is a very very stupid and I should have don’t them immediately. Anyhow, I am now geared up to changing them all. I am a fully qualified mechanic and degree qualified engineer so the job is not to difficult for me, But while I am carrying out the job, I was wonder if there are any other items that may as well be changed while at it. My car as done 95k (Boxster S) so I can imagine the change of some bushes might be recommended.

Any input guys will be very helpful.

Many thanks

Russ

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A broken boot left unrepaired will not bode well for the longevity of the joint. This seems especially true if water got into the joint and/or if a lot of the grease exited. My personal experience with this, not on my Porsche, though, indicates that you can replace the boot now, cleaning and re-packing the joint, but you could end up replacing the whole thing in short order. That's what happened to me. Twice. FWIW. --Brian

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A broken boot left unrepaired will not bode well for the longevity of the joint. This seems especially true if water got into the joint and/or if a lot of the grease exited. My personal experience with this, not on my Porsche, though, indicates that you can replace the boot now, cleaning and re-packing the joint, but you could end up replacing the whole thing in short order. That's what happened to me. Twice. FWIW. --Brian

I agree. You may consider replacing the joint.

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