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post #3 of (permalink) Old 24th February 2006
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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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