Mattndew76 wrote:Is there a better outer boot setup?
Its stamped steel with an inner boot seal. If the stamped retainer gets bent or warped the grease has an escape. Could a machined item be made with a true flat surface making things better from that side?
http://www.racereadyproducts.com/cv-boo ... e-cv-boot/
Assuming we are still looking at the boot being the culprit.
What's interesting is that in this setup the cap screws tighten down directly onto the stamped steel section.
If you look at most OEM setups there is flat piece of steel to spread the load. Maybe a steel ring with bolt holes would help the grease seal?
#2 on this picture shows one common setup - the spreader spans two bolts, obviously several are needed per CV.