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Outer CV joint boot clamp

voteforpedro Nov 23, 2008

  1. voteforpedro

    voteforpedro Member

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    Where can I get a decent CABLE/ZIP TIE of suitable thickness and length for the outer (wider) end of the outer CV joint boot? I trecked down to Maplin and got their longest ties and, well, they weren't long enough. It's just a temporary fix until I can get the real "Oetiker" clamp on.

    Do Laser do a proper tool for the Oetiker clamps which I can pick up from GSF or Halfords etc?

    Alternatively, any tips for getting the Oetiker clamps on without the tool?

    Failing that, where can I get a zip tie which will fit? I just want to get it sealed temporarily and I will get the garage to fit the Oetiker clamp when I MOT it.

    Thanks. :)
     
  2. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    i usually just fit two zip ties chained together...

    The important bit is ensuring the rubber boot and the seating surface is properly grease free, if it is it'll stay on just fine with cable ties.
     
  3. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

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    or alternativly ^^^^
     
  4. Siena

    Siena Active Member

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    ...^^^^ Mark'll help you out.
     
  5. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

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    I have hostage grade :salute:cable ties in stock as it happens, if the OP PM's his address i can post him one for free
     
  6. jcb

    jcb Active Member VCDS Map User

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    you can get the proper metal ones form Murray Macdonalds IIRC
     

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