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Should be a fun one this weekend - ENORMOUS oil leak from an S4 gearbox.  No doubt I'll forget to take photos...


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:)

p.s. can I park a fire damaged esprit on your drive and pick it up in a week or two fixed and working, you know, as a favour..... :hrhr:

I so desperately want to bid on that eBay one!!!


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Get it here by lunchtime and it's a deal.


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Quelle surprise!  As usual, nothing went as planned and this box has thrown me a curve.

 

Everything went beautifully to plan and the box was out this morning.  Get the car high enough and it'll just slip out to the right.

 

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Noticed something a little scary.  These 2 pics show the limits of in/out travel of the sleeve (clue: there should be none).

 

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Nothing for it but to continue necessary steps for primary seal replacement. Don't forget the detent ball & spring!

 

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Whoops - forgot to take a bunch of pics along the way, but Chris (internets) might add some...

 

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Here comes the scary stuff.  This damage almost looks precision machined.

 

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In a nutshell, the primary shaft roll pin, it seems, had sheared and migrated.  In so doing, it had completely severed the input shaft sleeve.  Here's the sleeve, compared to a good one, with what was left of the roll pin.

 

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And here's a grape-sized bolus of swarf collected by the magnet.

 

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There doesn't seem to be any other damage, and I can't find any more bits rattling around.  Looks like I get a day off tomorrow, awaiting parts...

 

 

 

 

 

 


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I don't know how you managed it today. I was preparing foe the cylinder head swap, I did a few mins then gave up because of the heat, have few mins in the shade/ sit down and repeat. Now that it's cool enough I have pulled the water pump pulley flange and realised I don't have gas for the torch to heat the casting, so nothing on that part until B&Q open at 10 am.

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Wasn't hot here mate.  Actually monsooned for about 30 mins - fortunately after the box was out.

 

Oh, forgot - drain plug buggered so things got a bit messy!


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Nice one Gary, although I'm happy to have a go at most things, you guys removing gearboxes and splitting them open etc; next level up!


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Gotta be honest - first UN1 I've ever opened!  I normally get a specialist to do them but thought it was about time I bit the bullet.

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you should get Martin to set you up a live webcam


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The UN1 is easy.

 

I did make one mistake though.  Moved all the shafts to extents, and the reverse ball and spring popped out...  I didn't notice and went to pop the shafts back to neutral, and the reverse shaft crushed the spring!

 

Had to replace that one.  Oops!

 

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You should install a nice Quaife LSD while you are in there;)  Huge improvement in rear traction! Even more than the 285mm V8 tires!

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Not that you would forget, but don't forget to check the differential preload via the drag spec when you put it back together.

 

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We were talking about the LSD yesterday!  Would be sooooo easy right now.

 

Hoping the preload will be just peachy...


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About enough to silence a noisy door hinge.


I did find about 2 litres though - most of it on my clothes at the end of the day. :-)

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Uh-oh!  Wassup?  Missed your call so will try and get in touch tomorrow...


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Some of mine....better late than never! ;)

 

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I know that now!  I was told to by someone highly knowledgeable, so I did.  I don't think leaving fifth on would have prevented me getting the main seal out...


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And you didn't take pictures of disconnecting the drive shafts ! I'm soooooooooo, disappointed.   :cry:


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I did!  They looked lovely on the big screen via my new Chromecast.   :D


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