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    Preventive Maintenance on Front Axle 80 series.

    I had the same concern about water getting trapped in the boots but apparently that CV boot was designed for and used by large open pit mines on their 70 series trucks with a solid front axle design like the 80 series. Purpose is to keep out water, so maybe they do??
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    Preventive Maintenance on Front Axle 80 series.

    Or, there's this: http://www.gearingdynamics.com.au/Land_Cruiser_Split_CV_Boots/
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    Preventive Maintenance on Front Axle 80 series.

    As mentioned you can remove the inspection port plug and look in and stick a long thin screw driver or other tool into the cavity and pull it out to get a very rough idea of how much grease is in there. After cleaning everything off (and not driving in the dirt) often you may get an idea of how...
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    Preventive Maintenance on Front Axle 80 series.

    The recommended grease should have some Molybdenum (MOLY) in it. Many of us on the forum have used Valvoline Palladium which has 3% Moly. You can find that also at NAPA stores.
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    Preventive Maintenance on Front Axle 80 series.

    Looks a bit dry (not enough grease in the knuckles) but hard to tell with the dirt/sand. What type of grease did you use when you packed the CV joints and knuckles? Did it have any Moly (Molybdenum) in it?? You might want to clean off the old grease, sand, and dirt by hand (paper towels...
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