What's interesting is that in this setup the cap screws tighten down directly onto the stamped steel section.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.
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.