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push all the air out before you put the cable tie on, and cleaning the shaft and the lip of the boot with a bit of white spirit/petrol always works for me.
 

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I don't want to use a cable tie though, I want to use one of the proper metal clips that you'd get with a new boot.

I just need to know what diameter it should be when I buy it.
 

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Never had any problems with cable ties myself. I usually put two on (side by side) for good measure though. That way you've got a back up one, should the other one snap. But touch wood, when I've previously used cable ties, none have ever snapped.
 

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A tired Vxon user
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I don't want to use a cable tie though, I want to use one of the proper metal clips that you'd get with a new boot.

I just need to know what diameter it should be when I buy it.
They come with the new boot. you won't get them without it. are you talking inner or outer joint.
 

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juibilee clip or something not do it?
 

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My mate can get the metal clips on their own, but he needs to know the diameter of the boot so he can get the right size.

Nobody seems to know though.

A jubilee clip might rub on the gearbox.
 

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I've got the larger clips here. They're about 10cm in diameter can't find the smaller ones but the drive shaft is about one and a quarter inches :Cool2:
 
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