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CV boots - quality?

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Just changed over to summer tires yesterday and noticed that one of the outer CV boots is slightly torn and throwing a bit of grease (not totally gone yet). Going over options on FCP and iPd - just wondering about the quality of Empi and Rein boots? Some guys are saying that they only got about 2 years out of the Empi ones - this suggests like their quality is crap - any personal experience??? TIA
current - 98 S70 T5 SE (255k km)
previous - 90 745T (400k km - sold); 94 855 T5 - (206k km - blown timing idler bearing)

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Post by scot850 »

Lobro are the OE which FCP sells. In fact I was surprised that on the axle I just pulled rom my V70, the Volvo label says Lobro on it.

Kit comes with grease, boot, boot clamps and retaining ring.

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Post by shegarty »

looks like the only Loebro they stock for my 98 S70 is the inner - I need the outer :( According to their site the GKN is OEM ... any thoughts?
current - 98 S70 T5 SE (255k km)
previous - 90 745T (400k km - sold); 94 855 T5 - (206k km - blown timing idler bearing)

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Post by crlande »

Went 39,000 and 5 years on Empi before it tore. FCP offered to take back but return shipping cost more than part and I felt I got my $8.00 worth out of it. Replaced with Volvo brand.

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Post by 101 »

I think GKN / Lobro are one and the same company.

http://www.gknservice.com/gb/passenger_ ... oints.html
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Yes it is.
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Post by scot850 »

Maybe I missed it somewhere, but what car do you have? Auto or manual , turbo or non-turbo.

+1 on the GKN/Lobro are the same company.

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Post by erikv11 »

Go GKN/Lobro only. Ditto on which axle do you have, but note you can get all sizes by GKN/Lobro at AutoHaus AZ if you can't find them anywhere at other places. Do some searches here at MVS, the relevant posts are within updated the last year
'95 854 T5-R, Motronic 4.4, 185k
'96 855 NA, 145k
'98 S70 NA, 220k (living out west)
'98 V70, T5 tune-injectors-turbo, LPT engine, 293k
'06 S60 R, 167k
'07 XC70, 170k
'99 Camry V6 :shock: 130k
gone: '96 NA 850 210k, '98 NA V70 182k

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Post by cn90 »

Rein: 2-3y/22K ---> cracks (see my threads in forum).

GKN Lobro boots last some 10y/90K-100K miles.
Search for the thread on "Volvo 850 Axle interchangeability"...
2004 V70 2.5T 100K+
2005 XC90 2.5T 110K+

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Post by cn90 »

I wonder if this rebuild kit from the UK works for your 2000 V70R rear caliper:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Volvo-V70-II- ... 2148951785
2004 V70 2.5T 100K+
2005 XC90 2.5T 110K+

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