From: Hachiroku ハチロク on
On Sat, 12 Jun 2010 03:30:05 +0000, Tegger wrote:

> Mind you, you've completely failed to idicate whether you've got a
> Lamborghini or a Kia, and also failed to indicate its year.

Hey! You noticed!

From: dsi1 on
On 6/11/2010 1:59 PM, liu wrote:
> I have an old car that I don't want to spend too much money on. It has
> broken CV boot. I can hear the da-da-da-da noise when turning at large
> angle and at low speed. The cost of replacing the joint and boot is
> $400 to $500. I wonder if it's possible for me to put lubricant inside
> and use some tapes to temporarily close the gap so that no more damage
> can be made to the car.
> What would happen if you don't fix the boot and fix what's inside? IsI d
> there any eminent danger? I just wanted to drive a year or 2 before it
> dies.
> Appreciate you advice. THANKS!

I drove a Ford Taurus for years with a broken boot so I guess it depends
on your driving conditions and how lucky you are. The joint was cleaned
and regreased and a new boot put on. The time without the boot did
damage the joint and it has started making a some noise on turns. My
suggestion is that you take it easy on turns. If it makes a whole lot of
noise, forget about driving it and find somebody to help you replace
that joint.
From: liu on
Thank you all for the advice. I will check around to find a better
price. Before finding one, I will just take it easy on turning
whenever possible.