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Chrome balls

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by Ratae, Jun 14, 2018.

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  1. Ratae

    Ratae Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2008
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    Check the new part against the old before fitting!

    This applies to the RRC circa 1986 - and presumably earlier - and part number FRC7065.
    Pic link here:
    Parts 3 & 4 push onto the drive shaft from the front & rear respectively & butt up to shoulders at the forward end of the shaft.
    The bush 4 sits in a machined recess in the swivel pin housing & prevents the half shaft going any further into the differential.
    If you think you have this set-up check the old ball & see if the machined recess is present.
    The Britpart teflon ball does not have this machined recess & as I found today on mine is not suitable for use with this type of shaft - will fit in all respects until you tighten up the axle stub at which point it all goes solid.
    Fortunately AMD at Merrylees had ONE NOS in stock of the correct style & the Britpart will be going back to the supplier. IIRC AMD said they do stock others (not Britpart) but these don't have the machined recess either. Their opinion is that this is a case of a superceded part & the new differs from the old.
    If you have this type & need to replace it it would be an idea to speak to the supplier before ordering.
    ukadamwest and Grrrrrr like this.
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