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    #76
    P.s. moved to 4x4s... because this being in Street Cars was offending the database (so much so that it refused to create the redirect)
    Chris
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    The MX5 Noujet (its up market) | The Hilux Complete Nugget
    I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself. - D.H.Lawrence

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      #77
      LOL I didn't even know there was a 4x4 section. After all these years there's still parts of PF I haven't explored.
      Norbie!

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        #78
        I picked up the new CV shafts and installed them yesterday. I'm glad I did this because in the process I discovered one of the front brake hoses was in very bad shape, visibly ballooning on one end even without any pressure in the lines. So I also got some new hoses made at my local brake shop and installed them yesterday, which makes me feel a lot better!

        I also acquired a transmission service kit (filter and pan gasket), I'm also glad I did this because the contents were not pretty - brown fluid, lots of nasty black sludge in the bottom of the pan and plenty of gritty stuff (metal flakes?) caught in the filter. Who knows when this trans was last serviced, maybe never? Anyway it now has new Penrite synthetic fluid, new filter and gasket. I also changed the fluid in the transfer case but it didn't look too bad by comparison.

        Changing the CV shafts was a much bigger pain than I was expecting - I'm used to the IRS in the Celica/Supra where you just unbolt the shafts and they fall out. Not so lucky here, you have to half disassemble the front suspension and there's all sorts of trickery getting the locking hubs apart. 4WDs are a whole different world and I'm just starting to learn about it!

        The tailshaft has new unis and has been reinstalled, but after a quick test run with the wheels off the ground it's clear this thing is going to shake the vehicle to pieces if I try to actually drive it, the wobble is very visible even with the engine just idling in gear. So I need to pull that output shaft flange out again and see if I can figure out what's up, because it for sure ain't right how it is now.

        No photos because I was covered in filthy black grease from head to toe for most of the day. Hopefully the messiest jobs are behind me now!
        Norbie!

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          #79
          I got everything buttoned up today and went for a test drive around the block. To my surprise the drivetrain vibration had basically gone, I even got it up to 110 without any noticeable vibration. And then without warning there was a loud bang followed by some really severe vibration! I pulled over and had a look under the car, this is what I saw:



          Yikes, that brand new universal joint has failed completely, and I didn't even make it around the block. Any ideas what might have caused this apart from a faulty part?
          Norbie!

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            #80
            Circlip not seated properly.

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              #81
              Send it back.
              Originally posted by brewdles
              In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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                #82
                Yeah, circlip not seated or not installed. Remove and return.
                Chris
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                The MX5 Noujet (its up market) | The Hilux Complete Nugget
                I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself. - D.H.Lawrence

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                  #83
                  Yeah I'll be going back to the shop first thing tomorrow and asking them to explain.
                  Norbie!

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                    #84
                    So by shop do you mean shop who fitted the uni, or shop you purchased from and fitted yourself?

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                      #85
                      I paid a shop to supply and fit the unis, so this is 100% on them!
                      Norbie!

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                        #86
                        Definitely a fitment issue.

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                          #87
                          Ouch!!

                          Glad you discovered it while underneath it, rather than having it come apart at 110kph

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                            #88
                            No it did come apart at 110. It was... an experience.

                            I just dropped off the tailshaft at the place that fitted the unis for me, there was a lot of chin scratching and "how did that happen", but they're going to try and get it sorted today. Fingers crossed this time!
                            Norbie!

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                              #89
                              Tack some welds on on it and the cunts not coming out again
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                              Shed Project: 1994 Laser Lynx with BP-T

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                                #90
                                i'd be a little bit wary of that output flange still. the new shaft will have taken a lot of the vibration out of the car, but if that flange is still on the piss, it could have knocked that uni around without you realising, causing the failure. it seems a little unlikely, i feel like you'd know about it if it was destroying a uni, but still, i would be triple checking it.
                                Originally posted by Walt Kowalski
                                And I’ve explained many times this is not just another four year election.

                                The outcome will determine civilisation as we know it.

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