On or around Mon, 12 Dec 2005 15:08:39 +0000 (UTC), "Badger"
<firstname.lastname@example.org> enlightened us thusly:
>"Austin Shackles" <austinNOSPAM@ddol-las.net> wrote in message
>> while hunting an elusive vibe under the disco, I noticed that if I grab
>> front prop and attempt to waggle it, it's just possible to determine
>> movement of the front output flange in its bearing. It's very slight
>> movement - probably only a few thou'.
>> Is this:
>yes, yet to find one with zero play.
>> major problem needing immediate fix?
>> major problem eventually?
>Aren't they all, given lots of miles?
>> ignorable problem?
>I'd say so.
>> and lastly, likely to cause the elusive vibe?
>Unlikely, my low-mileage Disco II has probably more play than you are
>quoting. I had a vib issue at 65mph plus, cured it totally by rotating the
>transmission brake drum 180 degrees. Could be worth a try?
The vibe is relatively recent though - in fact, it was vibing like a vibey
thing, which turned out to be a shot UJ. Having fixed that, in theory, it
should be OK
I didn't actually check the rear shaft, last time I was under it... could be
that. Hitherto on all LRs I've only had problems with front UJs. Might try
rotating the front shaft 180 degrees on the flanges... or on one flange.
and before anyone says anything, no I didn't pull the shaft apart at put it
back at the wrong angle.
Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.net
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