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by IanC
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Propshaft Query
Replies: 51
Views: 2005

Propshaft Query

Select a suitable size bolt and drill it out hollow. Tap the breather hole with the bolt thread and screw bolt into hole and fix with Locktite or araldite etc. it in place. Cut off the hex head. Select the correct internal diameter plastic tubing to push over the bolt and clamp in place. Lead the p...
by IanC
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Propshaft Query
Replies: 51
Views: 2005

Propshaft Query

It was mentioned that the axle gets quite hot in use, because of this it's important that it can breathe, so it's worth finding the breather hole and checking that it's clear. It's usually in the offside tube, about 2/3rds of the way out, facing backwards. The breather hole is clear, but took a bit...
by IanC
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Propshaft Query
Replies: 51
Views: 2005

Propshaft Query

Hi Mark, thanks for the explanation about the seals. There hasn't been any oil leakage from the axle tubes up till now (and I'll be careful reassembling the shafts) plus the pinion seal is new, so i should be ok. Btw the local garage says yes, definitely vice marks! One upside to this saga is that I...
by IanC
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Propshaft Query
Replies: 51
Views: 2005

Propshaft Query

Thanks Alex for the suggestion. If the shaft isn't fouling something inside the axle tube (and I don't see how it can be) your explanation would certainly make sense, even if those scratches must have been caused a long time ago. Thanks also for the point about there being no oil seals on the diff i...
by IanC
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Propshaft Query
Replies: 51
Views: 2005

Propshaft Query

Well it's not really a propshaft query, more of a half shaft one. I've taken them out in advance of a bearing swap - but the bearings seem to be running smoothly. What is definitely not right is the strange and deep scoring halfway along the left side shaft around part of the circumference. I've had...
by IanC
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Propshaft Query
Replies: 51
Views: 2005

Propshaft Query

That's great thanks
by IanC
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Propshaft Query
Replies: 51
Views: 2005

Propshaft Query

Thanks for that Mark. I looked through the timken interactive catalogue but couldn't find an x suffix example to compare dimensions. So am i right in thinking a 14130 cone fits onto a 5 series half shaft?
by IanC
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Propshaft Query
Replies: 51
Views: 2005

Propshaft Query

I've done all manner of checks and adjustments in line with the above suggestions, with no real progress - apart from finding niggles which needed putting right. Which I have to see as a positive. However, I may have a glimmer of hope on the horizon. While listening on the over run, I had to swerve ...
by IanC
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE5a running problem
Replies: 46
Views: 1661

SE5a running problem

Hi, you say the oil is ok re water contamination, but have you checked the oil filler cap? If there's mayonnaise there, you likely have a head gasket problem.
by IanC
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Oil pressure question
Replies: 15
Views: 505

Oil pressure question

I've been on tenterhooks about this saga , glad to hear that everything's OK!
by IanC
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 107
Views: 12720

Engine Rebuild Novice

Update, I did the cola treatment, and it ran clear when I drained it. I was rather hoping for a satisfying load of crap to appear. So I had a look at the fan, it appeared to be the same or similar to a Citroen fan I had on a GTC at one time. The GTC exhibited exactly the same behaviour as the SE5a. ...
by IanC
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 107
Views: 12720

Engine Rebuild Novice

Hi, it'd be OK if it's just down to the hot weather - I'll see if it's still doing the same when the heatwave dies down 8)
by IanC
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 107
Views: 12720

Engine Rebuild Novice

Hi Jim, when the fan comes on, it cycles on and off say 30 seconds on and a couple on minutes off. My slight concern is that it'll come on even if I don't stop, i.e. it'll come on if I'm travelling not particularly quickly.For example today I drove around some back lanes at 35 -45 and the fan eventu...
by IanC
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 107
Views: 12720

Engine Rebuild Novice

That's good to hear, here's hoping i get similar results.
by IanC
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 107
Views: 12720

Engine Rebuild Novice

Right, I'll do that then. I'm guessing steaming hot Tesco cola is just as nasty so ill be careful with the hoses :) did the potion work btw?

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