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.