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MKII Driveline Shunt?

Just wondering if anyone who has a 6-speed MK II is suffering from the driveline shunt that the MK I manual box experienced?

With the introduction of the 6-speed box has this issue been ironed out?


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Re: MKII Driveline Shunt?

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Just wondering if anyone who has a 6-speed MK II is suffering from the driveline shunt that the MK I manual box experienced?

With the introduction of the 6-speed box has this issue been ironed out?

Yep, the Typhoon has a bit of driveline shunt. If I drive like grandpa it reduces dramatically.

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Re: MKII Driveline Shunt?

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Just wondering if anyone who has a 6-speed MK II is suffering from the driveline shunt that the MK I manual box experienced?

With the introduction of the 6-speed box has this issue been ironed out?
I've had both the Mk1 and Mk2 XR6T in a manual. I believe the shunt is the same in the Mk2. I also drive mine with "kid gloves" to avoid the clunking. Otherwise when I get up it I don't notice it too much. I just feel like Captain Picard on the bridge of the "Enterprise". He He. Cheers.
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Re: MKII Driveline Shunt?

Dam. Was hoping this was ironed out on the MK II with that gearbox. Mines on order at the moment. I know the old mans MK I XR8 has it pretty bad unless you drive like a grandad

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Dam. Was hoping this was ironed out on the MK II with that gearbox. Mines on order at the moment. I know the old mans MK I XR8 has it pretty bad unless you drive like a grandad
I have read somewhere that a good diff mob can reduce the problem to near nothing for a couple of hundred bucks, anyone know of or tried this?

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Re: MKII Driveline Shunt?

Mine (Mk1) was fairly bad for shunt until the tailshaft was replaced. It can still clunk when driven badly or by someone who has little experience driving a manual BA.
The basic plot is, if you drive miss daisy it will clunk but not be noticable.
If you drive like it is an auto or a ricemobile it wil clunk severely. You have a huge amount of torque available (6T and V8) and the car will react quickly.
Once you have been driving it a while you will learn how to play the game and can do what you like.

It is a bit like launching them (BAs) at the lights (on a track of course).
Too much, you spin; too little, you bog; just right you zoom.
It is an aquired skill that just takes perserverence.

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Re: MKII Driveline Shunt?

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Just wondering if anyone who has a 6-speed MK II is suffering from the driveline shunt that the MK I manual box experienced?

With the introduction of the 6-speed box has this issue been ironed out?
Yes sorry to say, my Dec. 04 XR8, has driveline shunt just as bad as my previous XR6 Turbo.

Yes you can try to drive around, but dammit, why should you have to! Why can't they set up the diffs properly in the first place?
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My mark one turbo has done it since day one. I am having the rear cv joints replaced next week under warranty. Yes the left and right. The boys at ford have no idea how to fix this **** up. All they do is release a car and let the general public find the faults.
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Re: MKII Driveline Shunt?

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I have read somewhere that a good diff mob can reduce the problem to near nothing for a couple of hundred bucks, anyone know of or tried this?

Matt

^^ Yeah, what he said.

I did a search but couldn't find the related threads. Anyone had this done???

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Re: MKII Driveline Shunt?

I donno what the mk1 was like but yes my mk2 6-speed has drive shunt...I mentioned it to the dealer and he just laughed and basically said "yeah right" to fixing it...

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