Steering Boot Replacement

While investigating the oil leak from the cam covers under the car I couldn't miss the terrible state of the steering rack boot, looks like I got luck as there was no leaking of fluid from the rack and the inner tie rod assembly was good and tight.

There is a great write up of the method to do this on Greg Nichols site, written by the infamous Wally P.

boot1.jpg (19333 bytes) Unfortunately the drop link is obscuring where I marked the tie rod with paint but you can see the number of threads between the lock nut and ball joint.
boot2.jpg (22745 bytes) Old boot waaaay beyond it's useful life.
boot3.jpg (28336 bytes) All back together