Drive Shafts

Drive Shafts

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Martin_MUC

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38 posts

16 months

Tuesday 8th June
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The n/s drive shaft hub cv joint is leaking so I am looking to change it or at least remove it and see what’s going on.
I have seen on the Dave Mac site that you can buy just the cv joint and therefore save the cost of a complete drive shaft. Is it good practice to change both cv joints or should I just change the whole drive shaft which has around 45t miles in 21 years?
Visually the drive shaft looks ok!
With the wheel removed and turning the hub it has maybe half an inch of play in it before the drive shaft starts turning. Is this a sign that I should be replacing them and not just the cv joints?

Cheers
Martin.


Jhonno

4,033 posts

108 months

Wednesday 9th June
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Martin_MUC said:
The n/s drive shaft hub cv joint is leaking so I am looking to change it or at least remove it and see what’s going on.
I have seen on the Dave Mac site that you can buy just the cv joint and therefore save the cost of a complete drive shaft. Is it good practice to change both cv joints or should I just change the whole drive shaft which has around 45t miles in 21 years?
Visually the drive shaft looks ok!
With the wheel removed and turning the hub it has maybe half an inch of play in it before the drive shaft starts turning. Is this a sign that I should be replacing them and not just the cv joints?

Cheers
Martin.
It's a common CV you can pick up for £30 odd (Porsche 930).

I've just done this, I always think if one is worn, and it's not because it ran dry, the others can't be far behind.. So I would do all 4.

Shafts, I just had a set made too by Berrisfords. They remove the inner circlip groove, which is the failure point.

Martin_MUC

Original Poster:

38 posts

16 months

Wednesday 9th June
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Cheers for that.
Like these here......

https://www.autoteiledirekt.de/oenumber/9303320340...

Including original GKN parts which are at the upper end of the price range.

The OE number was taken from Porsche.

ukkid35

5,556 posts

140 months

Wednesday 9th June
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Jhonno

4,033 posts

108 months

Wednesday 9th June
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Martin_MUC said:
Cheers for that.
Like these here......

https://www.autoteiledirekt.de/oenumber/9303320340...

Including original GKN parts which are at the upper end of the price range.

The OE number was taken from Porsche.
Those are the ones!

phazed

19,779 posts

171 months

Wednesday 9th June
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Are the driveshafts on a cerb the same as on a chim?

If so, the later shouldered shafts are much stronger than the earlier drive shafts with the circlip groove.

My shouldered driveshafts put up with 400 BHP, drag radials, a burn out first and sidestepping the clutch on the dragstrip. I did shear the stub axle inside the hub, the shafts were fine!

TwinKam

1,903 posts

62 months

Wednesday 9th June
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Peter, this is one of mine, a presumably standard '98 Cerb shaft, you judge...


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phazed

19,779 posts

171 months

Wednesday 9th June
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That’s a later style shaft.

Martin_MUC

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38 posts

16 months

Wednesday 9th June
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Jhonno said:
Those are the ones!
great - cheers

TwinKam

1,903 posts

62 months

Wednesday 9th June
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phazed said:
That’s a later style shaft.
Great news! See you at the strip... driving

phazed

19,779 posts

171 months

Wednesday 9th June
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TwinKam said:
phazed said:
That’s a later style shaft.
Great news! See you at the strip... driving
All you have to do Ric, is beat my time!