Join Date: Jul 2006
Nominated 11 Times in 37 Posts
TOTW/F/M Award(s): 17
Thanked 2,467 Times in 1,851 Posts
Sometimes a new gaitor can provide a temporary fix (once the joint has been repacked with grease).
What causes premature wear is the gaitor splitting or an end working loose which allows water into the joint and washes the grease away, and also allows dirt in.
You might want to cost this out before attempting to sell, as it shouldn't be too expensive. As it will become more noticeable (and get beyond the point of repair) quite quickly.
This job should never be complete - the day I think I've done it all, is the day I resign.
Currently in VelSatisfied's garage:
2005 FIAT Ducato 2.8JTD LWB Gran Volume, 2000 Kawasaki ZZR 1100 D7 'fullpower' in black + full GIVI & KAPPA luggage, 2007 MB R-Class 320 CDi Sport LWB uprated by Brabus to 300Bhp don't know if there's a 155mph limiter - will be fun finding out! 2004 Mercedes Vaneo 1.7 CDi Ambiente 7-seater