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    CV Boot and new bushes

    Hey guys, My car failed on the CV joint gaiter, a new one is Ł20 but comes to over Ł250 inc fitting.

    Advisory notices were all 4 bushes.

    Can anyone on here fit a gaiter and bushes (for some pocket money obviously)

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    Wow that sounds dramatically expensive. I've heard it takes about an hour to change the boot so at that price I'd shop around mate. Maybe try a VW, I think the CVs are generic across the platform.
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    my mum had the same price. Ł280 from audi reading.

    Storm Developments wanted about Ł160

    my mate in the end got the parts and did it for 100 cash.

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    I phoned my local garage, they said Ł10 for the boot and Ł40-Ł50 labour.

    Also, to fit new bushes, am i right in thinking a special clamp is needed?

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    press for the bushes normally.

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    Come again?
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    Get the genuine audi kit the boots are better and they come with everything you need. Nutkin meant you need a press to do the bushes so that is the special tool. I have made a clamp to do bushes but a press is the best way
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    Ahh i see, cheers for the reply nutkin.

    I'm not sure what part the local garage would use, but they seemed to know about them straight away. Should i ask them to use the genuine Audi kit then?

    And i guess its going to be best for them to do the bushes also.
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    I got quoted Ł119 fitted for OS on my 2.0 FSI. This was Cheshire Oaks Audi. I bought the kit myself and local (trusted) mechanic is fitting it for Ł40. This is getting done as I type this message.
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    Yeah i was surprised at the difference.

    Even the CV gaiter on eBay (OEM) goes for half the price Audi sell it for.

    Mines going in tomorrow
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    its not a massive job really, probably the hardest part is getting the hub nut off the driveshaft as its tightened to about 1 zillion Nm's!

    i would rather pay someone a couple of hrs of labour to do it as its a proper minging messy job, done it on my Polo a few times which isn't too bad as you can get the driveshaft off in a matter of minutes!

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    Yeah my local garage done it yesterday, cost me Ł45 labour so i was pleased.

    They said the bushes are fine and its just Audi being picky.
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