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Old 10-30-2008, 03:00 PM   #1
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How are stretch CV boots normally fitted?

I need to replace my nearside CV boot (both actually) on mr 206 HDI.

The CV boots i have been asked to order for my mechanic are ....

I have heard this can be done without taking the drive-shaft out. Does
anybody know how the stretch ones are fitted, or is it the split ones that
can only be fitted without the drive-shaft removed???
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Old 10-30-2008, 09:52 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by baotiantanco
or is it the split ones that
can only be fitted without the drive-shaft removed???

Pretty sure they made split boots with the intention of not removing the shaft.
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Old 11-01-2008, 07:57 PM   #3
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The split ones are made so that you don't have to remove the driveshaft, however, in my experience the slide on ones are much stronger in the long run as they're all in one piece. If your Mechanic has asked for the ones you have shown us, they're the best ones to use. The glue on versions are also more fiddly to fit, too.

The stretch ones are fitted by removing the driveshaft assembly etc and using a cone to ease the boot on, inside-out. You the simply turn it the right way round and it should fit nicely. Grease is supplied in the packet with the boot, and it's a good idea to use boiling water to relax the rubber so it expands easier. If you can picture the diametre of the driveshaft, then the small end of the new boot, you'll be able to see just why you need the hot water, lol.

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