Definitive Honda CV Spec

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Muu
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Right, so I need to fix my S2 outer N/S CV so thought I'd draw on the collective wisdom of the forum: So...

- Who's joints? Is this a case of OE or broke (litterally)?
- Boots?
- Grease? What's the exact 'Neo' grease we need?
- Breathers? Small steel straw trapped in the seal to the shaft?
- Install gotcha's?

Cheers!

Tim
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- I would be very surprised if yours isn't a standard S2 CV joint..
- Neo HPCC #1 grease is the stuff to use on the CV's
- I insert a small breather and then plastic cable tie the thin end of the boot (normal metal clip on the wide end of the boot)
- I use GKN Tripode grease on the tripode joint
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What Dave said ..
Also check that the CV is not too tight or binding up - get an OEM joint of best quality.
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$100 grease ordered and shipped to a Vegas hotel room, rock n' fuckin' roll
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Baby oil would be far cheaper and way less messy for use in a Vegas hotel!
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JDS wrote:Baby oil would be far cheaper and way less messy for use in a Vegas hotel!
...Says the voice of experience... :P ;) :o
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OK back from the US with my uber spec grease, an empty wallet and a massive hangover

...which is nothing compared to the cost of two new outers, £450!!

As much as it's tempting to just do the one that's blown, really should do the pair otherwise I'll kick myself if the other goes
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So got the shaft out easily enough, bit of leverage here and there.

CV dropped off without me touching it, the boot inside was dry and filled with metal flakes, chunks of cage, and balls. Sadly it seems it's also shafted the shaft:

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So need to figure out what the Lotus Spline specs are (on a S2 Rover outer) and get a new one made up (this one is 397mm end to end)
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I think the outers are Astra H diesel if that helps?
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So got my new Lotus OE outer, and stripped down the whole assembly.

The tripod had three witness marks in the bottom of the cup, and looking at the shine on the races I'd say the joint is only really using the bottom half off the cup so I could and should get a slightly shorter shaft.

Handy enough, Dan websters shafts are a little shorter so might buy one from him.

T
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