Silicone CV boots

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Paul G
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Car(s): MK 3 3.0S needing restoration, 2.0S, 1.6 Laser (nearly ready), Fiesta mK2 pop plus, Skoda Octavia VRS, Rover SD1 Vitesse.
Location: High Wycombe

Silicone CV boots

Postby Paul G » Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:06 am

I just wondered if any of you had used these before and if they last longer than the crappy rubber ones that seem to be about these days.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-Universal- ... SwTglYmb9O

Had my Octavia VRS Mot'd yesterday and although it passed my tester pointed out that one of the CV boots was badly perished and had a pin hole in it. He let me have the ticket but said get it done. The offending boot was only fitted last October and I know I fitted it correctly having done literally hundreds of them over the years. It was a universal rubber (not a glue together horror!) one as the original VW/Skoda ones are made of a hard plastic and unless you have the correct crimping tool they leak and can come off the CV joint.

Before I spend a packet buying an OE one and the tool, just wondered what people's opinion was on a silicone one. I know a lot of you use silicone coolant hoses: are they any better?

Sorry this isn't a capri related topic - but it is a capri owner related one!!!!!!!

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