Date: 12 Jul 2006 17:17:18 -0700
From: "yaofeng" <yaofengchennospaml.com>
Subject: Re: Grease for transmission joints


Charles C. wrote: > Hi, > > 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)? > > 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. > > TIA for any advice. > Charles > I have never touched the CV joint. But did the drive shaft removal and separation many, many times on four 9k's I own/ed. The CV joint grease is the same as that for the drive flange I think. I just picked them up at the auto parts store. What I am currently using is the Mobile synthetic grease. Not because it is Mobile, or synthetic. I just happened to spot it on the shelf.

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