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    Default Tech Tip - Series stub shaft....

    So this shorty comes in for some tlc....
    Rocky Mountain para’s, extended shackles (diy lift kit) and all. Customer was happy with what I did to his Lightweight and now wants me to “sort out” some quirks on his S2.
    One of them being a “rumble” when he reverses ??

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    Default Tech Tip - Series stub shaft....

    So..... found the noise to the somewhere front left.
    Stripped the stub off to check the wheel bearings - all good.
    Pulled the swivel drain plug.... no oil?
    Stripped the swivel- packed with grease. This automatically tells me the swivel pin, bush & lower bearing are toast.
    Also.... packed with grease tells me that the swivel balls were leaking. Sent them in immediately to the hard chrome boys.

    Still looking for the “rumble” so I started cleaning grease outta everything and almost lost a finger in the stub

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    Shiny shaft tells me I’m in in the right area.

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    And there’s the problem.... something metallic found its way to the gap between the stub and the shaft.

    Yes, I know that the early models had a bush of sorts in the stub - this model didn’t
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    Default Re: Tech Tip - Series stub shaft....

    Only logical conclusion is that there was a piece of “something” in the grease which leads me to the moral of the story....

    Land Rover designed (well copied) the swivel balls and stuck with the original design - the swivels are filled with oil.....not grease

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    Default Re: Tech Tip - Series stub shaft....

    Another thing..... don’t be cheap and use silicone sealer when fitting the drive members Click image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: Tech Tip - Series stub shaft....

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    Nice “snug” fit

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