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    14-09-2021, 06:27 PM
    russhowe replied to a thread Broken turbo housing in Engine
    I do have the chunk as it happens Sent from my SM-G981B using Tapatalk
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    13-09-2021, 05:58 PM
    russhowe replied to a thread Broken turbo housing in Engine
    Worst case I'll cut it down in length ha ha Sent from my SM-G981B using Tapatalk
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    12-09-2021, 03:56 PM
    I'm also booked in to go to JDMCombe this year, don't suppose anyone is going to that instead? Sent from my SM-G981B using Tapatalk
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    12-09-2021, 03:54 PM
    russhowe replied to a thread Broken turbo housing in Engine
    My perception now is that the bolt is only there as an additional... failsafe...as it were, as the Y pipe can't really move as its bolted to the front head and the intake manifold Sent from my SM-G981B using Tapatalk
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    12-09-2021, 03:53 PM
    russhowe replied to a thread Broken turbo housing in Engine
    So it's meant to be a stubby one? The one that's there is probably an inch long or a smidge more Sent from my SM-G981B using Tapatalk
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    11-09-2021, 11:25 PM
    russhowe replied to a thread Broken turbo housing in Engine
    I thought perhaps someone had gone a bit gun ho with an impact gun and over tightened it. The O ring on that end of the Y pipe (connecting to the front turbo) is also damaged. I still think its doing its job but only just. Fortunately I have a parts car, but bolts on that car I know will fight me every step of the way so I'm going to get a new mapp gas kit before I dive in. The bolt threaded into the broken off bit of casting seemingly perfectly (it was still attatched) albeit a bit...
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    11-09-2021, 06:24 PM
    russhowe started a thread Broken turbo housing in Engine
    I've discovered I have a broken front turbo housing. Where the Y pipe bolts on. I have a parts car that's low mileage. How much of a pig of a job is it to change a front turbo? Sent from my SM-G981B using Tapatalk
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    04-09-2021, 03:21 PM
    Only saw 3 Galants, and only one of which was a VR4 I had the only Legnum as far as I know, although I did see 2 Nissan Stagea's and 3 GTO's, at least one of which was a VR4 My feet are killing me, I'm weary and now have a 3.5/4hr drive back to West Wales ha ha Needless to say there'll be a couple of rest stops on the way back and my mate is insured to drive if needs be Sent from my SM-G981B using Tapatalk
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    31-08-2021, 08:20 PM
    0411-N94RH For the inner front cv joint Sent from my SM-G981B using Tapatalk
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    31-08-2021, 06:37 PM
    I got mine from ebay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Driveshaft-Universal-Joint-Gearbox-Side-Asva-mtiu-n94-for-Mitsubishi-OE-/194240826174?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0 Comes from Estonia, but I got an email saying they were shipping to Germany first and then onto the UK. I didnt care as long as I got it. It arrived nearly a week after I ordered it Sent from my SM-G981B using Tapatalk
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    31-08-2021, 06:11 PM
    I'll check the shaft and joint I have as well. If our numbers match then that will surely lock it in to be at least 99.9% chance its right God I love this community for problem solving ha ha Edit: spelling mistake corrected Sent from my SM-G981B using Tapatalk
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    31-08-2021, 04:43 PM
    OK. We've made some good headway on inner cv joints on the front. Let's talk outer joints. I did a quick search on here and didn't come up with much, and browsing Amayama confused the hell out of me. So what do we know about the front outer joints? As you can probably tell I'm going to be working through all the driveshaft joints so that people like myself who are ready, willing and most importantly able/competent in changing joints themselves have the info readily to hand to be...
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    30-08-2021, 08:07 PM
    Just need to perform the all important test drive to ensure the issue is indeed resolved. If not then I'll sigh and crack open a can ha ha Sent from my SM-G981B using Tapatalk
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    30-08-2021, 07:39 PM
    Furthermore, the shaft itself, going into the "tripod bearing"... I count 30 splines Passenger front shaft Sent from my SM-G981B using Tapatalk
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    30-08-2021, 05:44 PM
    adaxo drive shaft fitted perfectly. I cannot thankyou enough My mate and I are just in the process of buttoning everything back together. Thanks again Sent from my SM-G981B using Tapatalk
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    28-08-2021, 07:31 PM
    I started to count the splines for the tripod bearing thingy (is there a proper name for it? But it was after midnight, I was tired and couldn't see straight But I'm confident it'll be fine. If the splines are different then we can usually easily rebuilt the tripod using a combo of our old and new bits Sent from my SM-G981B using Tapatalk
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    28-08-2021, 02:09 PM
    We seem to have 2 threads regarding a similar topic here. ITS ARRIVED Counted the gearbox side splines - perfect!! Measured it against the measurements I took from the shaft Adaxo sent me...
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    28-08-2021, 12:41 AM
    ITS ARRIVED Counted the gearbox side splines - perfect!! Measured it against the measurements I took from the shaft Adaxo sent me... Only 00.2mm discrepancy *at most* on the vernier calipers in every measurement. I'm calling this a win folks
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    26-08-2021, 01:16 PM
    After reading about your efforts to remove the joint from the shaft, I'd probably go with a small wooden or rubber mallet, and then hit the otherside of the mallet with a club hammer. You still get much of the clout of the club hammer but with a little cushioning from the mallet Sent from my SM-G981B using Tapatalk
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    26-08-2021, 01:13 PM
    As the title says - just wondered if anyone is going to Japfest at Silverstone this year? I'll be convoying down the night before but leaving straight after the show to go home I'll be there with West Coast JDM and bringing my Legnum in its current state provided my driveshaft swap is successful :anxious:, so if anyone wants to see the car in the flesh then feel free to say Hi. The car is a bit rough around the edges but i think it's a pretty solid base to start with anyway, and will...
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    26-08-2021, 01:03 PM
    I took some measurements of the inner joint (short shaft with centre weight - Passenger side front) of what i could see without disassembling the joint itself The visible splines 24 ridges 24 Valleys - 2 of which seem to be double width on opposing sides - i.e 6 & 12 - you can see what i mean in the first picture
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    26-08-2021, 11:09 AM
    No problem. More than happy to help. To be totally honest, I'm a little surprised that this hasn't been done before/already But on the flip side of the coin, I'm happy that I can now help contribute in a more meaningful way Sent from my SM-G981B using Tapatalk
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    26-08-2021, 10:29 AM
    I should be able to get this information for you late Monday / early Tuesday. As I should be swapping shafts then and I can pull the old one apart to see what's what. Sent from my SM-G981B using Tapatalk
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    25-08-2021, 05:32 PM
    That's exactly what I need/needed though ha ha Sent from my SM-G981B using Tapatalk
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    25-08-2021, 03:06 PM
    It looks visibly the same as the joint on the shaft I've revived from Adaxo. But I'll whip the vernier calipers out when I get home and also count the splines etc to be sure Sent from my SM-G981B using Tapatalk
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    25-08-2021, 03:04 PM
    I bought it based on the part number that Mike at viamoto gave me. The ebay listing matches the part number, but I guess I'll see when it arrives. Worst case I've got a fancy paper weight ha ha Sent from my SM-G981B using Tapatalk
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    25-08-2021, 03:01 PM
    I'm still waiting on my 2nd joint to arrive to arrive so that I can inspect it against a known correct one and see if they are indeed the same. My 2nd joint isn't going to arrive until mid September unfortunately, but as soon as I have it I'll cross reference it and post back here Sent from my SM-G981B using Tapatalk
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    24-08-2021, 08:41 PM
    Thats exactly what's happened on my other car or I'd be whipping the shaft off that one instead. To do it now I'd have to take the whole hub, hope that the wheel bearing is OK and more importantly the abs sensor too - then finding the plug or joining wires. No thanks! At least like this, just a few bolts, bish bash bosh job done, away we go! Sent from my SM-G981B using Tapatalk
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    24-08-2021, 02:26 PM
    I suspect that the longer of the 2 shafts is for the drivers side. Looking on both my cars the shorter shaft has the weight thing in the centre and I've used this to choose the appropriate shaft. Arrived this morning by the way. Looks good. Very happy so far. Just need to get my hands dirty now ha ha Sent from my SM-G981B using Tapatalk
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My name's Russell, I'm in my early 30s working as a taxi driver in Carmarthen, South West Wales. Always been a bit of a petrol head and I'm almost always happy to be up to my elbows in sockets and spanners. cleanliness of a car is paramount to me, along with organisation. when I'm working on a car every bolt thread is cleaned before refitting along with the surrounding area.
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Taxi Driver
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Passat B6 TDI
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2006 VW PAssat B6 Tdi 140 BKP (Daily driver)
1996 Legnum VR4 TYpe-S EC5W0009510 (Weekend Toy)
1996 Legnum VR4 Type-S EC5W0010354 (Parts Car)

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