Pelican Parts
Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help

Go Back   Pelican Parts Forums > Porsche Forums > 911 / 930 Turbo & Super Charging Forum

LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
Thread Post New Thread    Reply
Registered User
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 107
Angry CV boot explosion

Yet another reason why tie-wraps are for electrical purposes and NOT mechanical (except absolute last-resort emergencies)...

Just when I thought the worst was over (PO's stereo install wiring).

Old 06-08-2008, 10:31 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #1 (permalink)
Registered User
Porschekid962's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: pasadena/novato
Posts: 1,510
Send a message via AIM to Porschekid962 Send a message via Yahoo to Porschekid962
If installed properly ty wraps are more than suitable for holding cv boots. My guess is it wasnt a T&B ty wrap, it wasnt installed properly and lastly the stock boots pretty much suck in comparison to modern alternatives. Pro Formula Mazdas, F3 cars and many other open wheel formula cars use ty wraps to hold the cv boots on. A cv boot with no bellows is much better, you can get them with thicker walls, tighter seals and better rubber. Plus on that setup the boot is meant to be inside the flange which mounts to the output flange cv drive coupler/doughnut/race what have you.

Now you can pull them both out, clean, inspect repack and reseal!

And if you are feeling very adventurous you can swap out that metric hardware, you can drill and tap the holes or time sert the holes to recieve a 12pt. NAS bolt with countersunk washer, I forget the exact dimensions but the head is a 1/2 inch and the nut side is 3/8 inch. This is the setup that is used on Standard formula Mazdas with the Hewland MK 9 gearbox which is built up from a VW bus gearbox. Much better hardware.
74 911s neverending story. two feet and a jetta for now.

Last edited by Porschekid962; 06-08-2008 at 11:44 PM..
Old 06-08-2008, 11:34 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #2 (permalink)

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:05 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page

DTO Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.