Long time no see, and CV joint.
Hi everyone, I've been away for a while, nice to see all the familiar names still B5ing and welcome smattering of new ones, too.
Last time I was here I was trying to get to the bottom of a strange noise, which finally turned out to be the n/s outer CV joint, which surprised all my techie friends at work 'cos they'd never heard one making quite that sort of sound.
Anyway, I start the repair tonight. The Haynes Manual (yeah, I know, should have binned it ages ago) only gives steps after removing the driveshaft altogether. It being the outer one I'm fixing, can anyone suggest why I shouldn't do it with the driveshaft still in place? I know getting the CV off will be easier on a bench, but it would save a lot of skinned knuckles.
Any of you guys who have done this operation before have any advice?