CV Joints

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v8s4me

6,154 posts

155 months

Friday 7th September
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Thanks. One on order.

Kitchski

6,004 posts

167 months

Friday 7th September
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In all the shafts I've removed, I've only ever snapped two bolts. One was on my own car.

And my tools aren't posh, they're just cheap.

greymrj

2,956 posts

140 months

Friday 7th September
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Make life easier for yourself, do NOT fit the star socket type bolt. Those are really intended for one off machine fitting when new and will strip socket if not an absolutely perfect fit. Fit 12.9 (MUST be 12.9, no less) high tensile hex socket head from a good name like Unbrako and get an impact bit to match. These need to be REALLY tight, as I know only too well! Threads on bolt and coupling need to be clean (not accidentally well lubricated in CV joint grease!) and a suitable threadlock compound used. Then, like Kitchski, I paint across the joint and check them.

v8s4me

6,154 posts

155 months

Friday 7th September
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Kitchski said:
...And my tools aren't posh, they're just cheap.
No impact drivers, just my left arm laugh


phillpot

14,477 posts

119 months

Friday 7th September
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Oh, my poor socket frown

v8s4me said:
No impact drivers, just my left arm laugh
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v8s4me

6,154 posts

155 months

Friday 7th September
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Just little old me and my dodgy left shoulder and a normal 1/2" socket wrench I'm afraid.

Blue 30

245 posts

53 months

Saturday 29th September
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I first used/broke x2 star bits ! (The broken bits came out).
Then bought another couple, unbranded but cost more !
Then applied my locking grips to the bolt head plus the star socket, and with 2 hands, each and every one 'cracked' and came out.
TerryB

Tim Robinson

23 posts

104 months

Wednesday 10th October
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Hi,

Can someone please point me in the right direction to purchase drive shafts for an S3 with the 2.9 cc engine version - 1991 model.
Thanks in advance.

Kitchski

6,004 posts

167 months

Wednesday 10th October
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Tim Robinson said:
Hi,

Can someone please point me in the right direction to purchase drive shafts for an S3 with the 2.9 cc engine version - 1991 model.
Thanks in advance.
Just the shafts? Or the CV joints too? I've got a spare pair of driveshafts.

phillpot

14,477 posts

119 months

Wednesday 10th October
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Or just the CV joints ... scratchchin



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Edited by phillpot on Wednesday 10th October 13:09

Tim Robinson

23 posts

104 months

Wednesday 10th October
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Hi,

I am not sure really, but probably better to change / renew everything at the same time.