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Hi All,

Has anyone ever experienced this on a GTA/3.2v6 GT?

Was replacing a split outer CV joint boot (my fault) by undoing the 6 bolts, removing the inner joint and then sliding on the new boot and I found that the grease on the inner CV joint had completely dried up and had the consistency of a soft candle wax.

There was no evidence of damage to the boot for this joint and the gasket between the joint and the intermediate shaft cup was intact so really no idea what caused it.

I stripped the whole joint, cleaned and re-assembled with new grease but some wear was noted. Although there is no play at this time I wouldn't be surprised if I have to replace the joint in the next 5'000 miles.

My GTV has a metal cup that closes the end of the joint before the intermediate shaft. Should this be present on the 3.2? The gasket suggests it isn't.

Thanks all.
 

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They use paper gaskets rather than a cup.

Inner cv's are the same as other alfa's, notably 156 v6's and are readily available. Outer Cv's aren't.
 
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