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Old 01-03-2022, 11:54 PM
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Keep in mind the grease does no good if it is just in the boot and not in the the ball bearings and cage. On our track cars, removing the entire axle and hand packing the CV's is a yearly maintenance procedure. Over the years I have found that the CV that is closest to the muffler/exhaust is the one that the grease gets dry first and is most likely to fail. For cars that get tracked, it is a good idea to install a vent tube (a piece of a red spray straw from a brake cleaner works well) on the axle side of the CV boot. Oetiker clamps are the best since you can make them as tight or loose as you want and are easy to install if you have the axle off and CV and boot removed. Good high quality zip ties (the ones with the metal tooth) work well if you don't take everything apart.

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https://1c2a8a2161d644d95009-22d26b3...TDR4628CVJ.pdf
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A MY 2013 car should not have dry CV issues. I have to wonder about that.

YMMV.
My first thought as well..
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Keep in mind the grease does no good if it is just in the boot and not in the the ball bearings and cage. On our track cars, removing the entire axle and hand packing the CV's is a yearly maintenance procedure. Over the years I have found that the CV that is closest to the muffler/exhaust is the one that the grease gets dry first and is most likely to fail. For cars that get tracked, it is a good idea to install a vent tube (a piece of a red spray straw from a brake cleaner works well) on the axle side of the CV boot. Oetiker clamps are the best since you can make them as tight or loose as you want and are easy to install if you have the axle off and CV and boot removed. Good high quality zip ties (the ones with the metal tooth) work well if you don't take everything apart.

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https://1c2a8a2161d644d95009-22d26b3...TDR4628CVJ.pdf
Great info - I'll add this to my winter routine. Thanks
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If anyone is interested, I have two unopened 120g packets of GKN CV joint grease. Free to someone who can use them.
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Yeah, I was going to ask about whether there’s an issue mixing different brands or types of grease.
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Yes. You can run into problems mixing different formulations.
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Old 01-19-2022, 04:14 PM
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Has anyone here used the Rein CV Boots from Pelican?
They sell a kit with Genuine Porsche Boot clamps, Circlips, Swepco 101P-986-0401-A, and Rein CV Boots. Are the Rein Boots any good? I'd be using them for an annual CV grease service since I track the Boxster.
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