Is my driveshaft shafted??

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jeremy
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Post by jeremy » Sat Jan 06, 2007 8:01 am

2 years ago is about the time I bought a GKN OS shaft for my TD from them. Had it fitted - and after about 100 miles the boot shifted, got caught in the brake shield and threw grease out. Got it home - and got the guy who fitted it to have a look - now very few miles later it seems noisy - but has gone through 2 MOT's.

Looks like another one or outer joint when I can be bothererd.

Leaves me wondering if these things should be run in? - short runs? My first one was 15 miles down the M27.

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Post by BX Bandit » Sat Jan 06, 2007 10:00 pm

Well, the part seems ok. Fitting went quite well, although it does 'look' a cheaper unit than the original. Intermediate bearing was also shagged...all loose and noisy (just like an Essex girl!!). The hub nut design is cheap tho'....it has a shouldered nut which needs to be punched into a recess on the end of the d/s to stop it coming undone... :evil: I prefer the spring clip and funny biased lock washer thingy.

All seems well tho, runs ok, nice smooth gear change with new oil, no horrible noises to hopefully all solved.....
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Post by BX Bandit » Sat Jan 06, 2007 10:48 pm

Vanny, the part was £47.57 + VAT for the o/s d/s....
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1990 BX 16V Platinum Grey
1990 BX TZD (with A/C) Pink
1990 BX TGD White
2003 Audi A6 2.5 TDi
1960 Morris Minor Clarondon Grey
1971 Triumph 2000 Auto Valencia Blue