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my mota failed an mot today ...two front c.v gaitors insecurely mounted to its housing.

have now secured in place using cable ties

1 will they pass with cable ties on OR
2 will i have to replace?

if replacement is needed are they hard to fit..any tips appreciated.
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Hi they will pass the MOT if they are secure.
A easyer way is to use a hose clip that screws up tight around the boot.
DONOT forget to regrease the jiont to replace lost grease
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Cable ties are perfectly acceptable for MOT purposes,as long as the gaiter is secured,but really they are not strong enough to last too long and I'm sure you'll find that the gaiters will come loose again in the future.
We always use metal band type fixings which are stronger and last indefinately,although you do need a special tensioning tool to use them.
Keep an eye on them,and if they do come loose then get them done with metal clips as the CV joint won't like being run without grease in it.

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CV Joint Grease

Have a 2oo2 2.2 Dci Espace, and have found one of the outer CV joint gaiter clips broken and most of the grease missing. My question is, what type of grease do I replenish it with, and what quantity? I recently replaced the broken clip with a substantial cable tie, and it seems ok. It occurs to me that the original steel clips fitted are'nt perfect.
Hope someone can help. Thanks.
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I tried unsuccessfully to secure the O/S/F outer gaiter on my old Lag, but ended up having to renew the driveshaft as the joint wore out due to lack of grease. My local dealership offered to sort the prob with the metal bands - apparently they have a tool to replace them in situ - but wanted 50 for the privelige !!

With hindsight it would have been the better idea, as the tie wraps just weren't up to the job.

If you want the repair to last longer than a few weeks at a go, then let the garage deal with it.


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