Finished up the C4 today by installing new CV axle boots on both rear axles. A quick rebuild of the joints and some fresh grease, and this puppy is ready for the DE this weekend. Hanging the axles, ready to come out. Outer nut takes over 350ft/lbs of torque. And the assembly on my makeshift cardboard bench. And new axle boots installed on the first axle. Repeat on the 2nd and we were done.

We've had the axle laying around for quite some time now….we were just missing the car!  Finally the car arrived, and I went about replacing the torn axle boot/axle assembly on the passenger side.  The car has about 160k miles on it, so for the cost of the axle, it didn't make sense to just replace a boot, when likely the axle doesn't have that much life left on it anyway.  There was also a lot of clunking going on …

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993 CV Boot

Yes, remember they happen in 3. We found a couple of torn boots on Jim’s S2 a few days ago, then we found a torn boot on his 993 when we did his DE inspection. Wonder who the 3rd will be? The patient. And the parts. After removing the heater tube and axle bolts, we jack up the passenger side to allow the angle to drop out the axle. Once out of the car, Jim gets started disassembling the axle. …

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911 CV Boot

Oh no, not CV week again! Remember, everything happens in 3’s, lol. The owner brought this gem by for a new CV boot that he found cracked when he had the car stored on his lift. I think people just bring me the messy jobs, lol. Up on the lift and ready to go. And the torn boot. When doing a boot, make sure you replace both boots on that axle at the same time. Take the time to repack …

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Axle Week

When it rains it pours. One of my favorite “clean” jobs are replacing axle joints or boots. There is nothing better than getting absolutely covered in grease, and take everything you touch with you, lol. A freind of mine noticed he had a couple of torn axle boots on the rear of his 993 that needed attention.  It is very important to replace these boots if you notice them ripped at all, as they no only help to keep the …

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