83 Vanagon: Hard Start and Dying Battery

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Re: 83 Vanagon: Hard Start and Dying Battery

Post by asiab3 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:58 pm

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ethana wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:15 pm
Q: With good greasing habits how long do think CVs should last?
Forever is not a numerical answer, but it's my answer.

My bus had about that many miles on the original joints when I got it. I ALMOST threw them away, (young and stupid!) but my dad offered to store them for me… Six years later, I got them some new boots, gave them a good cleaning, and packed in some fresh full synthetic grease. They looked brand new underneath all the dirt!

You should be good for a long time, as long as we can find good boots.
Robbie
1969 bus, "Buddy."
119k miles with me.
296k miles on Earth.

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Re: 83 Vanagon: Hard Start and Dying Battery

Post by Amskeptic » Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:43 pm

ethana wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:15 pm
With good greasing habits how long do think CVs should last? These had 180,000 miles on them with obviously no recent maintenance.
That depends on you. Good grease and low impact loads should last.

I have my original driveshafts from the Road Warrior sitting in my storage with 588,238 miles on them.
They are a little sloppy. They have some horrific pits. Maybe a couple of discolored balls. But they were working fine the day my left front got shortened.
Colin
(Robbie, these driveshafts have the factory original BobD CV boots on them. I took them off the BobD at some 29,000 miles, asked Bob if I could have them, and they have 70,000 additional for a total of 99,000 miles, right? So when these Rein boots give up, BobD gets his boots back, Ha!)
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 98,380 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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