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Thread: Drive Axle Removal and Overhaul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaz-kzukNA1 View Post

    Majority of NSX left the factory with the ancient classic design band like this.

    Don't bother re-using this style.

    It can't apply enough pressure once the boot took set where the band sat and heat cycled.
    Sooner or later, it will start leaking the grease and this was the reason why Honda moved to a different band design.

    If you followed the instruction on how to install the double loop style properly, should last for years even after the grease started breaking down.
    I've reused that kind of style boot bands and they are just fine since more than 10 years. If the grease breaks down over time it's ok for me to have a sign or a leaking boot to overhaul them again every 15 years or so.

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    Nevertheless very interesting information on the different boot band types and proper venting.
    @UnhuZ: If you are unsure you can do one axle first then compare the old with the new one regarding air in the boots when compressing them.
    Last edited by Heineken; 30-08-2019 at 05:36 PM. Reason: typo
    1997 JDM AT VIN 1400005 - Stock

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