Jump to content

Welcome to RennTech.org Community, Guest

There are many great features available to you once you register at RennTech.org
You are free to view posts here, but you must log in to reply to existing posts, or to start your own new topic. Like most online communities, there are costs involved to maintain a site like this - so we encourage our members to donate. All donations go to the costs operating and maintaining this site. We prefer that guests take part in our community and we offer a lot in return to those willing to join our corner of the Porsche world. This site is 99 percent member supported (less than 1 percent comes from advertising) - so please consider an annual donation to keep this site running.

Here are some of the features available - once you register at RennTech.org

  • View Classified Ads
  • DIY Tutorials
  • Porsche TSB Listings (limited)
  • VIN Decoder
  • Special Offers
  • OBD II P-Codes
  • Paint Codes
  • Registry
  • Videos System
  • View Reviews
  • and get rid of this welcome message

It takes just a few minutes to register, and it's FREE

Contributing Members also get these additional benefits:
(you become a Contributing Member by donating money to the operation of this site)

  • No ads - advertisements are removed
  • Access the Contributors Only Forum
  • Contributing Members Only Downloads
  • Send attachments with PMs
  • All image/file storage limits are substantially increased for all Contributing Members
  • Option Codes Lookup
  • VIN Option Lookups (limited)

Recommended Posts

While replacing the front struts, I accidentally punctured the front left inner cv joint boot. It's a small tear, but an amazing amount of grease has escaped it. I am thinking of buying a new boot kit. However, I really don't want to pull the whole axle. Do you think it would be possible to remove the inner flange bolts from the differential and pull back the axle enough to gain access to the cir clip, cv joint and boot? Anyone done this? Thanks  

 

20180101_211410.jpg

Edited by 911nick

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
    You can remove these ads by becoming a Contributing Member.

While replacing the front struts, I accidentally punctured the front left inner cv joint boot. It's a small tear, but an amazing amount of grease has escaped it. I am thinking of buying a new boot kit. However, I really don't want to pull the whole axle. Do you think it would be possible to remove the inner flange bolts from the differential and pull back the axle enough to gain access to the cir clip, cv joint and boot? Anyone done this? Thanks  
 
20180101_211410.thumb.jpg.136899537cce05c668b884fdf8e61ca7.jpg
One of my other cars got a small puncture in the boot from road debris and started spewing grease similar to yours. I injected some extra CV grease into the boot using a needle on a grease gun. Then I cleaned up the boot with rags and isopropyl alcohol. Finally, I dabbed a coating of Black Gasket Maker (similar to RTV) over the hole - - all the autoparts stores should carry it. Knock on wood, it's held for over a year. On my car it was an outer boot, so I positioned the car to just the right spot and turned the wheel outwards so that the area I needed to cover had the accordion expanded around the punctured area - - I'm not sure if you can do that on an inner boot without unbolting the CV (or if it's necessary), but it definitely helped and was needed for an outside boot that flexes a lot. Good luck.

Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looking at your photo again, I'd say adding additional grease is somewhat optional. It added a lot of extra time to get the right grease. For an outer joint, seems maybe worth it, but the inner would seem to have an easier life. I seem to recall (but it's been a while and was a different car) that the next easiest repair was to buy a reman'd half shaft and bolt it in. YMMV.

Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Brainz, great minds think alike! Today I got the idea to dab liquid electrical tape around the area. After an hour of drying, I dabbed a little more surrounding the immediate tear. Knowing how elastic and sure bonding this stuff is, I'm pretty confident it will hold. 

 

Thanks for posting detail about your repair. I'm sure others will benefit from your experience. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.