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A quick one what are the lengths of the roll pins for the drive shafts the one's you have to punch out for removal.

Cheers Glyn

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Cheers Barry got the drive shaft seal and O ring from SJ Sports I would have thought the new roll pins

would have been supplied, ill ebay some be cheaper.

Cheers Glyn

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Glyn,

 

I'm trying to fit new pins into my driveshafts and I'm get scared about how much hammering has been needed to only get them a third of the way in.  I have passed a smaller pin (drill bit) though the shaft so I can see that holes align radially, but its stuck solid.  Won't go further in or come out........any ideas?

 

Thanks

Alan. 

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Sounds like your driveshafts are not aligned properly.  If the split pins are only going in part way, then you should check your alignment.

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To clarify: withdraw your driveshafts and rotate through approx. 180deg and re-check your alignment  Just because you can get a smaller dia. object clean through, does not ensure that you have the correct orientation.

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@alzmoore oh your not alone chap !! It's a love hate relationship for sure - but the rides soooo good @Jacques maybe there is indeed a similarity somewhere :cry:

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Make sure to dip them in silicone upon refitting as well!

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Or, apply a small quantity of silicone to each end of the roll-pin assembly after fitting i.e.splodge some in.

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Like this :-)

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It's a secondary seal for any weeping from the split pins.  The pins should be installed 180deg opposed to combat this, as the output shafts do have a hollow centre and also some lubricant can get up between the mating faces. 

 

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Had a feeling you may have said just that - and when mine was done last week - it would appear they didn't apply that splodge.........

that explains the small amount of oil on the floor - will sort that tomorrow

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