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    Default F430 track rod end rubber covers

    Voicey says freely available universal covers, but every source I check says "not suitable for F430". Can anyone advise a suitable source. Or are universal ones OK and the websites reluctant to say so. If so, what size?

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    I think Mike(01606) may've been through this with his 360 and I'd expect them to be the same or very similar. Perhaps drop him a line...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyodo View Post
    I think Mike(01606) may've been through this with his 360 and I'd expect them to be the same or very similar. Perhaps drop him a line...
    I just bought shiny new HE track rod ends......
    The joints inside the OEM ones are still the chrome plated chocolate so not worth the pfaffage.


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    I fitted new covers to my 360 track rod ends and posted photos and details of where to get them on 2nd Jan this year.

    Do a search for 360 Track Rod Ends Peter White and you should find it.

    If you have any problems finding it pm me.

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    Thanks, I had a look out of curiosity, it's here: http://clubscuderia.co.uk/forum/show...ds+Peter+White

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    Thanks Peter - I found it.

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    As I said in my original post they do take a bit of effort (brute force) to fit.

    I put the boot in hot water and then squirted fairy liquid inside. After a lot of pulling and pushing it will go on.

    Finally I used a syringe (without the needle) and squirted some grease in between the track rod end and the boot, making sure it spread everywhere inside.

    Hope all this helps. Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter white View Post
    As I said in my original post they do take a bit of effort (brute force) to fit.

    I put the boot in hot water and then squirted fairy liquid inside. After a lot of pulling and pushing it will go on.

    Finally I used a syringe (without the needle) and squirted some grease in between the track rod end and the boot, making sure it spread everywhere inside.

    Hope all this helps. Pete
    I would be careful about using Fairy Liquid as it's quite corrosive, it contains a lot of sodium chloride (NaCl)

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffpfc View Post
    I would be careful about using Fairy Liquid as it's quite corrosive, it contains a lot of sodium chloride (NaCl)
    I hope that all the grease I squirted in which I then made sure was well spread inside by mounting the TRE in a vice (on the faces where the bolt goes through), and then agitating the arm for a good few minutes, will cancel out any corrosive effect of the fairy liquid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter white View Post
    I hope that all the grease I squirted in which I then made sure was well spread inside by mounting the TRE in a vice (on the faces where the bolt goes through), and then agitating the arm for a good few minutes, will cancel out any corrosive effect of the fairy liquid.
    Sorry Pete but no it wont. In effect you've put the boot on to protect the joint against road salt and then put some inside the boot. And the problem is that the detergent will make it easier to dissolve out the grease. Its not all going to dissolve into a pile of rust next week but I would have thought that it would affect the long term like of the joint.

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