Drive shaft boot leak

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Re: Drive shaft boot leak

Post by Rob » Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:13 pm

Kurt in S.A. wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:34 pm
The boots do have notations for front (getriebe for transmission gearbox) and top (oben).

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Re: Drive shaft boot leak

Post by robert » Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:56 pm

Check for cracks on the flange.--RG

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Re: Drive shaft boot leak

Post by Zombie Master » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:29 pm

I think I figured it out: The clamp normally would have an extension piece spot welded to the clamp in order to maintain clamping pressure in the area not covered between the screw and threaded attached nut. The spot weld mark is there, but the piece is gone. I've attached the thin tapered end of a zip tie to cover that distance and it seems to be dry so far. I will order some new clamps. I wonder if a zip tie alone, could be tightened enough to seal the boot.
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Re: Drive shaft boot leak

Post by robert » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:45 pm

A couple of zip ties should work. --RG

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Re: Drive shaft boot leak

Post by ME 109 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:54 am

You lost your clamp extension. :roll: Mine's been loose for twenty years. It requires a special technique to get the little bastard back in when tightening the clamp. :geek:

That'll be your leak.
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Re: Drive shaft boot leak

Post by Rob » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:36 pm

I had never seen a clamp come apart. I never would have suspected that.
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Re: Drive shaft boot leak

Post by Zombie Master » Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:32 pm

ME 109 wrote:
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:54 am
You lost your clamp extension. :roll: Mine's been loose for twenty years. It requires a special technique to get the little bastard back in when tightening the clamp. :geek:

That'll be your leak.
Yea I lost the extension. Trying to order new clamps from the stealer. :?
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