Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2006 23:37:58 +0100
From: "Charles C." <>
Subject: Re: Another round of trolls

Dave Hinz wrote: > On Tue, 25 Jul 2006 10:28:14 +0100, Charles C. <c.k.christacopoulos.removeme> wrote: >> Dave Hinz wrote: >>> Looks like we've got a bait message to see if this group is trollable. >>> If you're replying to odd posts, please consider not continuing the >>> crosspost. Just brings noise in to the group. >>> >> What traffic are you seeing? I must be missing it, good. > > It was a jibberish, almost hipcrime looking post, crossposted to an odd > group. It's in a filter now so I'm not going to dig through and find > it, but the crosspost obviously caught my eye. > >> Have you done the CV + axle? > > Mostly. NAPA's parts book was wrong (at least at the local) and I got > one with the inner driver bearings being too big. The NAPA tech line > (english speaking and in the USA which is a refreshing change) was > familiar with the parts, and "yup, that won't fit and we don't have one > that will". I considered doing the snapring and swap thing but... > I went back to NAPA, they gave me a full refund including shipping (that > last took a bit of discussion; "Well, look at it this way, why should I > pay for you to ship me the wrong part so I get delayed by a week?"). > > The guy at NAPA mentioned A1 Driveshaft in Milwaukee as someone who can > rebuild the CV. OK, fair enough. So, 62 bucks later (total!), I've got > what the tell me is my same shaft back, looks brand new. And they did > it in an hour. Blasted/painted the shaft, reground the ball seats, put > in oversize balls, new boots, new grease, new clamps, not a speck of > rust or grime anywhere on it. It's almost a shame to put it into that > car. But 62 bucks and an Hella deal for them if you think > about it, too; good business model. > >> Do you want to remove the cv from my 9000 >> (the bnospamd) so I can change the boot? The damn thing is glued in >> place :-D > > This one just slid out of the hub. You, er, have taken the nut off, > right? > I did removed the nut :-) The instructions on the net and the Haynes manual say it will take some work to move the CV off the hub. I am changing the thread on the next message. Charles -- Please remove _removeme_ to reply.

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