POLY CV Boots

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ranicotra
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POLY CV Boots

Post by ranicotra » Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:33 am

I am about to place an order for the polyurethane cv boots from fmv4x4.com. $88 each plus $59 shipping to US.

Are the other poly items they sell: diff brake diaphragm, and the shift boot also common parts to tear ? I am considering ordering them now to save on hassle and shipping in the future.

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Re: POLY CV Boots

Post by one2many » Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:06 am

I can't comment on whether or not its a common failure but I have a torn shift boot on my c304, any rubber will deteriorate with age and tear eventually.

Considering the shipping cost probably won't change it would be worth while to get one of each in my opinion....maybe two diff lock diaphragms if you plan on keeping the truck for a while.
1985 pinzgauer 712K factory 2.7lt civilian (RHD, 4 door K)
1979 Volvo tgb 1314a (under construction to om606 diesel/722.6 trans. Dual cab/tray)

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Re: POLY CV Boots

Post by 1fzpower » Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:54 am

Ouch, shipping hurts!

Well, I just found this site and links to those parts, so I am going to have to place an order eventually. If anyone wants to place an order together to try and save on shipping, I would be game.

Where do you find the seals?

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Re: POLY CV Boots

Post by mjfreshyfresh » Thu May 26, 2016 9:17 am

I just had my second set of NOS boots fail so I ordered some poly boots from http://fmv4x4.com

They were a bit hard to communicate with (didn't send email when shipped, I had to send several emails to get a response) however the parts arrived in a timely manner ~2wks and the boots worked perfectly! Here's to never having to fix those boots again!

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Re: POLY CV Boots

Post by one2many » Sat May 28, 2016 2:04 am

When I shipped my Volvo I got the dealer to put 2 boots in the glove box because I knew this was a spare I would likely need sooner rather than later, they are genuine Volvo boots so I suppose they are NOS...he got them from Tantaka on my behalf. Now that I'm aware of how commonly these boots are failing I think its probably not worth the effort to fit them when the time comes and that I should probably just throw them out and get some poly boots from FMV as spares.

Mjfreshyfresh, having done the job multiple times would you ever fit Volvo boots again even if you already had them or would you just cut your losses and get the poly boots?
1985 pinzgauer 712K factory 2.7lt civilian (RHD, 4 door K)
1979 Volvo tgb 1314a (under construction to om606 diesel/722.6 trans. Dual cab/tray)

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Re: POLY CV Boots

Post by mjfreshyfresh » Mon May 30, 2016 8:41 pm

I'd put on poly boots don't even try the NOS. The NOS ones I put on looked perfect upon installation but after one year of driving the seams of the boots turned to mush and tore.

Changing boots is not that tough, bleeding brakes is the worst part by far!

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