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Ginger pig

S2 Bearing wear on the drive shaft

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Hi Guys,

I was intending to rebuild both drive shafts with new UJ's today but noticed an indentation where the bearing would normally sit on both shafts.

The erosion is noticeable but in reality probably less than half a mil across the diameter.

Is this a common problem and does this mean that the shaft ends are 'right offs'?

Would really appreciate your thoughts on this?

Cheers

Mark

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12 hours ago, Ginger pig said:

Would really appreciate your thoughts on this?

Some pictures would help. :thumbup:

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As long as the bearing is a good tight fit so that it doesn't slide on the shaft then I think it should be fine. :thumbup:

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Thanks John,

Mike at Lotus Bits thought it was scrap because of the erosion!

Cheers

Mark

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Loctite 660 is designed for this repair and can do upto 0.5mm of wear.   But I guess i'd replace it if I could easily get one  (after checking with a mic to see what the actual wear is)  

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21 hours ago, Ginger pig said:

Mike at Lotus Bits thought it was scrap because of the erosion!

That's like asking a barber if he thinks you need a haircut. :devil:

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Cheers guys,

Funny that the wear is where it is on the shaft.

Is that where the outer bearing race sits?

Cheers

Mark

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Hi Guys,

Diameter on the shaft should be 33.35mm but on the worn area it is 32.65mm and 33.10 so a difference of 0.25mm and 0.6mm.

Is the second one too far gone?

Cheers

Mark

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