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Discussion in 'Members Vehicles/Projects' started by 1988smithy, Feb 27, 2019.

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  1. gstuart

    gstuart D3 Grandad

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    Hi guys

    May i ask a daft question please , do u have to fit new propshaft bolts when refitting a prop plse

    Thks as always

    Great work there @1988smithy , take my hat off to u as I know these components arnt exactly lightweight

    Top job and looking forward to more piccies :)
     
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    dieseldog69 Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    Great question and thus far I have not got the foggiest, I have seen the old ones put back in but I suppose it depends on the torque as it would stretch the bolts and several uses could see them un serviceable surely?
     
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  3. 1988smithy

    1988smithy Well-Known Member

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    Prop bolts should always be replaced, best practice :) bet they don't most times though!

    It says in the books you need to mark the prop position in relation to each flange but only if you're refitting the old prop. I've always thought that was weird, if its a new prop do you just slap it straight on?
     
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    gstuart D3 Grandad

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    Many thks and always grateful for the replies

    Was bugging me so found the torque sheet for the D3

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  5. gstuart

    gstuart D3 Grandad

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    Bit more info if it’s any use

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    gstuart D3 Grandad

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    1988smithy Well-Known Member

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    Cheers @gstuart I've downloaded those, they'll come in handy

    Upper arms are off, hour and half with a hangover :rolleyes:

    They're manky
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    Best to undo this heatshield bolt so you can push shield back and lift and twist arm to get it out.
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    Once the height sensor and brake gubbins are off, you can lever the arm right up to get better access
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    Wheel arch liner had to come out on drivers side due to more shìte in the way, I managed to get my hand up and round the back of the air spring to get the front bolt out. Didn't need to take liner out passenger side. Collect a bit of crap behind there lol
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    Bolt shanks are in good nick! Most time was spent cleaning the threads and rust off various bolt heads
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    Time to pull the trigger on the parts order and start making this lot look a bit better before everything goes back in :eek:
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    Wiring on that height sensor don't look to clever
     
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    1988smithy Well-Known Member

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    Right I've cheated a bit, but I'm getting tired and want it back together soon.

    Took diff to Intergear in willenhall. They've had a look at it, ive explained I can't afford a full rebuild. They're happy to change the shìt bearing for me and reseal the case up for £75. Theres a bit of roughness in the pinion bearing but nothing untoward he said. So they can do that, ive got enough on my plate :D

    Hopefully by end of weekend parts from advanced factors will be here and I can start putting some shiny stuff back on. In the meantime I'll give the shabby bits a wire brush and quick spray with stonechip cuz that's all I've got in the garage :oops::D
     
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    Don’t blame you for farming out a bit, sounds like a reasonable price too.

    Prop bolts, hummmm
    Yes manual says new, I didn’t. (Found that bit too late). I rechecked 1 & 2 weeks later all still in place and tight.
    At the end of the day sometimes I feel they are covering their bottoms by saying that, so many “discard and new required” in the manuals.
    What did we do years ago? Bolt looks good, torque it, it’s good? :).

    J
     
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    very interesting read following with interest nice to see a D3 being worked on for a change
     
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    To be fair, I didn't put new ones in the defender when I did rear prop, but there's one snapped off in diff flange from previous skullduggery so I'm guessing they've been out before. For £1.50 each I'll change em lol
     
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    Cheers, few of them on here now. Im not quite as scared of it now as I was before I started!
     
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    I can understand that thought process too:) and would go along with that.

    Mine hadn’t been touched.
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    Just reminded myself I've gotta get that snapped fooker out :rolleyes: I broke the stud that holds the brake flexi to the knuckle as well :oops:
     
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    I keep looking at them as they exactly the sort of thing im after size wise

    Out of interest when not towing how much does it do to a tank and how much is it to fill up?

    Thanks
     
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    Ermmm, I ain't actually done a brimmed tank yet :oops: trip computer shows 28mpg best so far but I think it needs a service and a few good runs with decent fuel and I'll see that go up. Hoping for low 30s on longer runs.

    Round town I wouldn't expect much more than 25/26mpg tbh. It only drops to 25mpg towing on a run though which I think is ok.

    Think they're a 90litre tank so well over £100 to fill :D
     
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    gstuart D3 Grandad

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    Cheers mate, are they plug an play then or would I need diagnostics to calibrate?

    As it goes, when it's all back together it is just a case of re connecting battery and putting f26 back and suspension will be fine??
     
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    gstuart D3 Grandad

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    No probs , u shouldn't need a diagnostic reader with just replacing the wire connectors , as long as the battery is disconnected when removing the connectors which I see you’ve already done

    U need a reader if u remove the height sensors or replace them

    However ur more than likely need a reader after all the alignment has been done unless they can check ur steering wheel sensor angle , indeed has to be at zero, when alignment is done this can throw it out, in which case ur DSC will start kicking in when going round corners ,the hunter alignment centre should be able to do all that for u

    Another reason to have a gap iid as that can do the steering angle reset , lol
     
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    I've just removed the sensor arm off the upper control arm....:eek:o_O

    Really need to save for a gap tool mate, big outlay but be worth it
     
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