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Old 10th July 2018, 05:48 AM
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Plastic ties can heat up from wheel brakes and such or from engine.
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Old 10th July 2018, 07:34 AM
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You must use the big wide, + - a cm wide, ties if you go that way. Can`t comment on the smaller narrower ones. If using hose clamps you can fit in situ and tighten using a long screwdriver at will. There is sufficient clearance to adjust and clear hub.
Can also run a nylon stocking around boot fitted CV joint to hold together if it should crack or fail. Keeps dirt out but the grease leaking gives the failure away.
Never had problems with heat failure. Plenty of ventilation at speed. I would think that if your hub gets hot enough to cause failure check grease in CV joint. I have felt my front hubs after a run and they get warm but not hot. Maybe I don`t go fast enough.......
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Old 10th July 2018, 08:22 AM
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These look like little ones to me, certainly smaller than 1cm wide. two have been used. I'm going to insist on a metal one when it gets fixed.
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+1 for using proper metal bands.

@Ben Up North try this, easy to use yourself. Tighten the band until the rubber just starts to bulge:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/CV-Joint-...kAAOSwB-1YpUs0

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The mechanic tells me it is and that he has talked to Network CVs (whoever they are) who states that this is going to happen with a vehicle lifted this much (2 1/2 inches at front).
Total rubbish! I've been running 3.5" lift at the front with 1" subframe spacers (equals 2.5" extra CV angles) with no issues for many years. The trick is to use OEM Subaru axles & OEM Subaru CV boots, although I am open to trying Hilux boots. Does anyone know exactly which ones? I'm sure there are different ones...

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Old 16th July 2018, 06:51 AM
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I am open to trying Hilux boots. Does anyone know exactly which ones? I'm sure there are different ones...
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I'll have to replace one of my front cv boots real soon so I may as well do them both.
If I knew which hilux boots to use I'd be happy to try it and report back.

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EDIT: @NachaLuva thanks for the ebay link!!
Ill be getting one of those.
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If your cv boot has grease under the area that the band seals the cv boot, you're going to have huge difficulty in getting it to stay sealed up. You need to thoroughly clean the cv cup and boot surfaces of grease before fitting the metal band. One of those CV band tools are worth their weight in good when it comes to cv boot replacement.

You have a lazy mechanic it seems. Cv work isn't fun and it's usually very messy. I reckon he's avoiding this work by taking the easy route with the car tie fix. This can work as a bush fix to get you out of trouble (a "single use" plastic bag is also a good bush mechanic trick, but these are a dying tool).

Also make sure the boot is an inner boot that has the stretch in it and not an outer boot that has little stretch ability Although I'd suspect the boot would split.

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@NachaLuva thanks for the link. unfortunately that one's out of stock at the moment.

The business has one last chance tomorrow. I'm hoping they've sacked the guy who's been working on my car the last couple of times it's been in.

I sent the owner a pretty strong email the other day about how the car has been treated by them recently. he's been pretty apologetic and has OEM bands in to do the CV tomorrow.

The owner is a nice guy, lives just around the corner from me and they have been pretty good over the years we've been going there. I think the main problem is they've grown so much since we started using them, now they're flat out all the time but still make time for me.
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@El_Freddo it's definitely an inner boot, heaps of movement available. was only replaced last service, about 3k ago.
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Hmmm... Sounds like it wasn't done properly in the first place, or the boot is a cheap replacement with reduced stretch, but again I would expect this to tear on extension if metal bands were used to hold the boot in place.

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