Front propshaft on a TD5

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Front propshaft on a TD5

Postby MRDIITD5 » Mon 16 Nov 2009 1:05 am

What a pain in the harris are the UJ's to replace. The cardon joint had failed and my mate mike who did most of the swearing did a sterling job but we couldn't get the xxxx to go back together. Managed to get new Uj"s in to get me home and there was a big vibration coming from the propshaft by the time I got home

New Prop on order £153 in including nuts bolts and more nuts
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Re: Front propshaft on a TD5

Postby thebiglad » Mon 16 Nov 2009 5:45 pm

MRDIITD5 wrote:What a pain in the harris are the UJ's to replace. The cardon joint had failed and my mate mike who did most of the swearing did a sterling job but we couldn't get the xxxx to go back together. Managed to get new Uj"s in to get me home and there was a big vibration coming from the propshaft by the time I got home

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That sounds like a very fair price for a new prop, where did you get it from? Does it have grease nipples for the U/j's (unlike the original LR one!!!) ?
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Postby MRDIITD5 » Mon 16 Nov 2009 8:08 pm

I ordered the propshaft from www.britishparts.co.uk

£153 gets me the prop, 4 new bolts and 8 new nuts and delivery
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Postby MRDIITD5 » Wed 18 Nov 2009 6:08 pm

New Propshaft fitted. The double cardon joint has got grease nipples. They have been drilled into the bearing endcaps.

One thing that worries me, why are they supplied with no grease in them? More to the point, why isn't there a label to tell you to grease them?
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Postby Urban Panzer » Wed 18 Nov 2009 6:24 pm

Has it got a nipple on each bearing end cap, or just one ?

As far as a greasing label goes, I suppose they "assume" if your up to the task of replacing the shaft, you should know that it needs larding..... :?:
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Postby MRDIITD5 » Wed 18 Nov 2009 6:48 pm

Hi Nick

Grease nipple is on one end cap. You would think that the uj would be pregreased but when you think about it, if the uj or propshaft were on a shelf for some considerable time then the grease would lose some of its properties

Still, job is done and it drives tons better
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Postby cbrpilot » Thu 19 Nov 2009 10:22 am

One thing thats confusing, why do they list a different one for a diesel auto after 2001? It's still a TD5, and as far as I'm aware, they havent changed the drive line.


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Postby thebiglad » Thu 19 Nov 2009 5:30 pm

cbrpilot wrote:One thing thats confusing, why do they list a different one for a diesel auto after 2001? It's still a TD5, and as far as I'm aware, they havent changed the drive line.


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That's a question I've been asking myself Rob, particularly in view of the fact that LR-series list another prop for autos and it's at least twice the price - and that's not an LR product !!!
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Postby Urban Panzer » Thu 19 Nov 2009 5:50 pm

As far as Im aware, they are all the same "except" the NAS 4.6 V8 as it has a longer distance between the T-box and the front diff as the autobox is longer, not really relevant I know but thats the only difference I know of. The V8 and TD5 produce basically the same torque figures, so either or should do imo, in other words, it would not worry me fitting a V8 prop to a TD5 etc.
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Postby thebiglad » Thu 19 Nov 2009 6:01 pm

A thought has just come to my feeble brain and I wondered if anyone would care to comment.

If the issue with the original front prop of Disco II is that you can't grease the U/j's, how about drilling a couple holes in the endcaps of each U/j (on opposing sides perhaps?) and then fitting grease nipples. Then you could shoot in as much smoothie juice as you like, as often as you like?
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