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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:19 pm 
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The replacement driveshaft was ready to pick up so I got it on my way home from work. The intermediate bearing was the correct width (about 12mm) and the job was done in just over an hour without a single hitch. I've not done a road test just yet because by the time I'd put all my tools away and got cleaned up my tea was ready and I'm still eating it as I'm typing this post up.

Matt & Steve, just for your benefit here's the box the driveshaft came in and it doesn't appear to be Shaftec.
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This is the last major job needed on this car. I've got to go to Luton tomorrow so this has been sorted just in time.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:17 pm 
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Been reading this thread with interest.
I used to hate French cars (Still hate Renaults if I'm honest) but for a few years Citroen's have been really good to me. I work for myself and my last van was a 1998 Citroen Dispatch. I bought it with 80K miles and sold it with 252K miles. It was the slow but rugged 1.9XUD engine and it only ever needed routine servicing, tyres, brakes etc. Not a spot of rust either.
My current van is a 58 reg Dispatch 2.0HDi 6 speed. I bought it with 55k miles and it currently has 118k. I admit I've had to replace the intercooler but for peace of mind I replaced the turbo and oil feed / return pipes at the same time just in case. Otherwise, again, just routine servicing and no rust.
I've recently bought a Citroen DS5 D-sport 2.0HDi as a daily and so far it's been fantastic. The styling inside and out is like nothing else and the amount of kit is incredible.
I've probably just tempted fate and both vehicles will have a catastrophic meltdown in the very near future :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:49 pm 
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I've just covered nearly 400 trouble-free miles and the clicking is gone so that problem is definitely fixed. If the nearside outer CV joint goes, I'll be fitting a brand new driveshaft from the same motor factor unless the local dealer can quote me a reasonable price.

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Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

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:) Some welcome news there at last.

It is good to see your persistence is giving a return, Dave.





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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:36 pm 
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I've just covered nearly 400 trouble-free miles and the clicking is gone so that problem is definitely fixed. If the nearside outer CV joint goes, I'll be fitting a brand new driveshaft from the same motor factor unless the local dealer can quote me a reasonable price.
It would still be easier and cheaper to just replace the cv joint :wink:
For some reason you dont get the same problems as complete shafts, i dont know why :?:

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:52 pm 
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It has had the CV joint replaced at some point. I decided to replace the entire driveshaft because it was easier than replacing just the joint (once I had the right part).

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Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:17 pm 
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I bet your just glad its over now :wink:
Well done :D
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:43 am 
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Erm, it is not quite over yet. I can still hear a bit of clicking (a LOT less than before) so the nearside outer CV joint is beginning to go. As with the offside, I'll be replacing the entire driveshaft and it should be less troublesome and should cost less as it is shorter. I can live with it for now.

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Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:34 pm 
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It is worth a try re packing it with some new cv grease :wink:
No need for a strip down, just jack up and take wheel off :D
But dont use a zip tie for the boot, use a metal one that can be crimped with a pair of pincers.
No need for the special tool they do the same job.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:37 am 
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The aircon didn't blow ice cold all the time when it was on and I could hear the sound of the auxiliary drivebelt slipping so I bought a replacement from a local motor factor for £12. I should've done this at the last service but the aircon wasn't working so I didn't know that the belt would slip when the compressor was running. Anyway it has done the trick. Once my bank balance has recovered a bit (I bought a caravan recently) I'll be looking at getting a new nearside driveshaft.

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Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com

"I can help you stop smoking in bed. Buy a water bed and fill it with petrol." - Bob Monkhouse OBE (1928-2003)


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:41 pm 
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I was cleaning the car yesterday (I normally just take it through the local IMO car wash) when I noticed that there was some damage to a couple of the runners on the rear wiper blade.
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Since it hadn't been replaced since before I bought the car and with the MoT due in January I decided to fit a replacement which only cost me a tenner from my local motor factor.
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Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com

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As a fellow road user I can sleep tonight knowing your bidet is now fully operational.

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As a fellow road user I can sleep tonight knowing your bidet is now fully operational.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:27 pm 
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..... and with the MoT due in January.....
Not a testable item

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