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Step 7: Final thoughts and considerations.

1. Please remember to grease the joint after assembly.
2. I am pretty sure that the rubber in a heater hose will not stand up to super long term exposure to petroleum products (that's why we don't use radiator hoses for gas tank filler necks). However, this will keep grease in and protect the joint from foreign matter. I believe that it should last quite a while.
3. Remember to routinely inspect your entire vehicle for safety and keep the rubber side down!
 
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Rocksterr4 years ago
Hey Mikey,  Thanks for the clear and  concise presentation.  Some of the best solutions are the simplest. The OEM boots are too easily damaged as are CV joint boots.  Reinforced rubber, such as that used for heater hoses, would last a lot longer than the wimpy rubber boots our vehicles come with, I think.

Cheers!
Rocky
Mikey D (author)  Rocksterr4 years ago
Thanks Rocky!

It does seem like these will last longer.  I (as you) wish I could find a substitute for those silly CV boots.  They are the demise of a good joint.

Mikey
great fix!
If you use rubber hose with nylon filament which can be seen from the side of the cross section of the rubber tubing, you will see what looks like little white threads this is used for fuel lines
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