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Old 21 Nov 2004, 10:46 pm   #1 (permalink)
Jason James
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Default A nasty surprise

Was giving the '96 Camry its 3000K oil and filter change and noticed the
inside of the drivers front wheel was greasy,...uh oh,...split CV boot
caught before too much happened in the way of damage.

The other telltale sign was grease sprayed around the inside of the
mud-guard (fender).

CV boots are a PIA. The outer (wheel-end) boot has deeper folds to allow
greater turning arc compared to the inners.

You'd think by now they'd have a synthetic that would last the life of the
car....

Jason


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Old 22 Nov 2004, 12:12 am   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: A nasty surprise

The newer cars seem to have boots that are formulated to last longer. I
think 97+

"Jason James" <vellicet@bigpond.com> wrote in message
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> Was giving the '96 Camry its 3000K oil and filter change and noticed the
> inside of the drivers front wheel was greasy,...uh oh,...split CV boot
> caught before too much happened in the way of damage.
>
> The other telltale sign was grease sprayed around the inside of the
> mud-guard (fender).
>
> CV boots are a PIA. The outer (wheel-end) boot has deeper folds to allow
> greater turning arc compared to the inners.
>
> You'd think by now they'd have a synthetic that would last the life of the
> car....
>
> Jason
>
>



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Old 22 Nov 2004, 08:57 am   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: A nasty surprise or ... Oil your CV boots?

"Rog" <anon@blog.com> wrote in message news:<Krfod.374910$wV.283513@attbi_s54>...
> The newer cars seem to have boots that are formulated to last longer. I
> think 97+
>
> "Jason James" <vellicet@bigpond.com> wrote in message
> news:30d97oF2u91lqU1@uni-berlin.de...
> > Was giving the '96 Camry its 3000K oil and filter change and noticed the
> > inside of the drivers front wheel was greasy,...uh oh,...split CV boot
> > caught before too much happened in the way of damage.
> >
> > The other telltale sign was grease sprayed around the inside of the
> > mud-guard (fender).
> >
> > CV boots are a PIA. The outer (wheel-end) boot has deeper folds to allow
> > greater turning arc compared to the inners.
> >
> > You'd think by now they'd have a synthetic that would last the life of the
> > car....
> >
> > Jason
> >
> >


Anybody know a good dressing for the outside to PROLONG the life of
these boots.

I once noticed (on another car not a Camry) that the boot that was
oiled by oil dripping on it from a small engine oil leak seemd to last
forever.

Since then I have been spraying White Lithum on the outside of the
boots of my cars twice a year. I think this helps but I don't really
know.

Anybody have any ideas about this. It is such a PIA to change them it
is worthwhile to try to extend their life as much as possible.

Mark
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Old 23 Nov 2004, 07:03 am   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: A nasty surprise or ... Oil your CV boots?

The newer ones 97 and up are much
better than the old ones. They last
me 100,000 miles. Cant ask any more
than that for a piece of rubber doing
what it has to do...You are using the
genuine Toyota boots aren't you?
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Old 23 Nov 2004, 11:49 am   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: A nasty surprise or ... Oil your CV boots?

makolber@yahoo.com (Mark) wrote in message news:<3367f36e.0411220657.84d073c@posting.google.c om>...
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> Anybody know a good dressing for the outside to PROLONG the life of
> these boots.


Silicone dielectric grease
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Old 23 Nov 2004, 12:46 pm   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: A nasty surprise or ... Oil your CV boots?

robmurr@aol.com (ROBMURR) wrote in message news:<20041123080335.07572.00001218@mb-m01.aol.com>...
> The newer ones 97 and up are much
> better than the old ones. They last
> me 100,000 miles. Cant ask any more
> than that for a piece of rubber doing
> what it has to do...You are using the
> genuine Toyota boots aren't you?



My Camry is a 95 and the boots are original but showing signs of age.

Actually the rubber doesn't do much when the wheels are straight
ahead, it just all spins on the axle.

When the wheels are turned, then the boot has to expand and compress
as it turns.

And true, the axle is never completly straight, so there is some small
expanding compressing going on all the time.

Mark
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Old 23 Nov 2004, 01:49 pm   #7 (permalink)
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Default Re: A nasty surprise or ... Oil your CV boots?

My 95 Camry has had both of them changed already, including the driveshaft.
80k miles of city driving.

"Mark" <makolber@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> robmurr@aol.com (ROBMURR) wrote in message

news:<20041123080335.07572.00001218@mb-m01.aol.com>...
> > The newer ones 97 and up are much
> > better than the old ones. They last
> > me 100,000 miles. Cant ask any more
> > than that for a piece of rubber doing
> > what it has to do...You are using the
> > genuine Toyota boots aren't you?

>
>
> My Camry is a 95 and the boots are original but showing signs of age.
>
> Actually the rubber doesn't do much when the wheels are straight
> ahead, it just all spins on the axle.
>
> When the wheels are turned, then the boot has to expand and compress
> as it turns.
>
> And true, the axle is never completly straight, so there is some small
> expanding compressing going on all the time.
>
> Mark



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