Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2006 05:35:50 +0000 (UTC)
From: Craig's Saab C9000 Site <>
Subject: Re: Grease for transmission joints

"Charles C." <> writes: >I will be removing the drive shafts of my 9k (1997) to replace the CV >joint boots/gaiters (not split yet). >From memory Castrol MS3 was the best alternative grease for the constant >velocity joint. Is it the same grease for the inner joint (tripod to >inner shaft joint)? The grease used in the inner and outer CV's is some sort of Molybdenum suspension grease. I presume that's what the 'MS' in the Castrol produce code means. >On a similar note, how much play should there be between tripod and >inboard shaft (CV flange)? Any none at all? With the car jacked up I >can rotate the wheel by 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch and get a nice click sound >as the tripod moves from side to side inside the flange. That's probably quite ok. My 1985 900i could have the front wheels turned about 1/8 to 1/4 or a turn which is one of the ways I found the problem it had with handbrake maladjustment. I'd assume that the 9000's would have some small degree of play in the CV's too. Craig. -- Craig's Saab 9000 Page - - Sydney Australia Craig's Classic Saab Workshop - For Saab 99/C900/9000 Enthusiasts world-wide! Come and explore our site, and check out our web-forums, mailing list, etc.

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