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QHow much grease should I put in pot joints and outer CV joints? When I re­moved the cable ties on my gaiters, it poured out as a runny liq­uid. Is there an ‘of­fi­cial’ amount? And which is the right type of grease to use? Joe

AWe have never seen a spe­cific mea­sure­ment for grease quan­tity in any­thing au­to­mo­tive – CVs, pot joints or wheel bear­ings.

One thing is for sure, and that is that you do not need to use the en­tire grease con­tents of most sa­chets sup­plied. Note that Rover’s own sa­chet of CV grease (part no AKF 1457)

con­tains 30g of grease, so that’s a pretty good in­di­ca­tion that no more is needed.

Ex­ces­sive grease can, and un­for­tu­nately usu­ally does, cause prob­lems with burst­ing boots/boot clips/straps from the in­crease in pres­sure when the com­po­nent con­cerned gets hot dur­ing op­er­a­tion. As long as the bear­ings and

bear­ing tracks are well cov­ered, that is all that is needed.

Grease your bear­ings.

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