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Date:         Mon, 12 Jan 2009 14:42:20 -0800
Reply-To:     Scott Daniel - Turbovans <scottdaniel@TURBOVANS.COM>
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From:         Scott Daniel - Turbovans <scottdaniel@TURBOVANS.COM>
Subject:      Re: CV joint reversal?
Comments: To: Jim Felder <jim.felder@GMAIL.COM>
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Curious about this : " the groove machined in the puck goes to the outside.'

Where does that come from ? Looking in Bentley I don't see that exactly. two........what do you mean by 'outside' ............away from the middle of the axle' ..... or 'towards the outside of the van' .......?

or ? thanks.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Jim Felder" <jim.felder@GMAIL.COM> To: <vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM> Sent: Monday, January 12, 2009 2:03 PM Subject: Re: CV joint reversal?

>I don't think it would matter, but swapping the axle end for end would > be the simplest and cleanest way. It wouldn't get your joints cleaned > and lubed, though. IIRC, the groove machined in the puck goes to the > outside, so any way that ended up correct, you're OK. > > I'm not advocating doing this, just commenting on how to do it. To me, > these joints get some of their wear under braking, and some of their > wear under acceleration, so who knows what good swapping them would > do? > > Jim > > On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 3:33 PM, Gary Bawden <> > wrote: >> Greetings Vanagonauts, >> >> Not long ago someone mentioned reversing the CV joints while they were >> out for longer wear - - does this mean just reversing the axle >> end-for-end, or taking the CV joints off, and putting them back on >> flipped over? Does it matter? I've got until the weekend to ponder >> this, >> >> Thanks, >> >> Gary >>

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