Flaps? What flaps?
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: United Kingdom
Managed to swap out both shafts today, not too bad a job in the end.
Very dirty though when you've got the remnants of 2 split boots spread all over the place, I don't think that my t-shirt will ever look the same!
Had a little dribble of oil spill frorm the diff housing when I popped the shafts out, I reckon about 100ml at most... Took 800ml to top back up to half-way between the min-max, so I must have been driving around with a very low gearbox for a while!!!
Not sure when that oil went missing... Last time the box was off was when Autolusso did the clutch, so no doubt they topped it up properly... Only other jobs that have happened are having an inner CV boot replaced at a local shop... Possible they popped the shaft out and didn't top back up afterwards?
Who knows I guess... Just hope it's not done permanent damage to the greabox... The old-oil that dribbled out looked it OK, not sparkley/glittery with metal at all so hopefully there was just enough... Will keep an eye on the level, have a set of new shaft-seals in case they start leaking.