Hilux CV Boots

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 17, 2008 at 13:01
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Hi,

I am going to replace my CV boots on a 96 Hilux. I have bought new ones from Toyota. The kit has two tubes of grease that are different. Do I use different grease for the inner CV vs the outer?

Tim
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Reply By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Sunday, Feb 17, 2008 at 13:41

Sunday, Feb 17, 2008 at 13:41
One will be wheel bearing grease, and the other will be the CV grease. CV grease is the more high temp stable (probably more of it too). Give the parts dealer a call to ask which is which...
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Follow Up By: Tim&Di - Sunday, Feb 17, 2008 at 14:05

Sunday, Feb 17, 2008 at 14:05
Thanks Gary,

I was hoping to get stuck into it today - toyota closed. One is larger, doesn't smell much whereas the smaller one smells like gearbox oil.
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Reply By: Dunaruna - Sunday, Feb 17, 2008 at 17:44

Sunday, Feb 17, 2008 at 17:44
The CV grease should be black, but not always. It will have a stringy texture, sort of like melted mozzella cheese.

One thing to check on the hilux when doing a driveshaft job, there should be zero up/down movement where the drivers side shaft bolts onto the output shaft of the diff.
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Reply By: salamandy - Sunday, Feb 17, 2008 at 21:24

Sunday, Feb 17, 2008 at 21:24
another slant on the situation . if you buy a repco NEW shaft it comes with a 5 YEAR warranty from end to end , and if you give a hilux a lot of VERY hard work in 4wd the cvs break . food for thought , cheers
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Follow Up By: Dunaruna - Sunday, Feb 17, 2008 at 21:47

Sunday, Feb 17, 2008 at 21:47
I was going to suggest the same thing but he has already forked out for the boots. The repco new shafts are about $175 ea, not a bad price.
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