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CV Boots and runnin the track?

Discussion in 'E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006-2011)' started by applebimmer, Mar 7, 2008.

    applebimmer guest

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    I'm having work done as we speak on both L/R front CV Boots, my xi has 43000 miles on her and I an amazed that these boots cracked so soon!

    has any one had this issue, could ZI still run the track with cracked CV Boots? :confused:
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    MGarrison

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    I think the cv joints die in short order if not adequately lubed -
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    mjweimer

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    The lube in the CV boots will shoot out of the cracks as you drive and the CV joint will fail soon after.

    43,000 miles is not unheard of for cracking of the boots. I help my buddy replace the front boots on his E30 iX at 100,000 miles and 30,000 miles later one side cracked again. Not a fun job.

    Matt

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    luckly they were covered under the original factory warranty, I pick it up today. yes I was shock to see that, I was geeting exhust work done.
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    mjweimer

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    That is great that they were covered under warranty since it is not a fun job to do yourself and probably not cheap to get done at a dealer or independent mechanic.

    Did the service adviser mention they were seeing a lot of these failures at lower mileage?

    Matt

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