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#1 2019-12-03 00:30:44

Anchor1979
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From: Congleton, Cheshire
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Drive Shaft Failure

So this happened today - N/S Drive Shaft failed with an almighty bang, whilst pulling out on to a main road. Luckily not much traffic about , and managed to get it in the correct lane and out of danger of being hit!

New shaft & hub (just in case) ordered up, so that's tomorrows job sorted!

Anyone else had this happen?

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#2 2019-12-03 02:14:45

tee_cee
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Registered: 2016-03-18
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Re: Drive Shaft Failure

Dear me, not having much luck with this one.

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#3 2019-12-03 20:49:36

Anchor1979
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Re: Drive Shaft Failure

You're not wrong there tee_cee!

Swapped it out today for the princely some of £96. Not to bad I suppose but now found another pipe to the turbo that will need replacing as the seal onto the turbo has failed. Trip to Peugeot in the morning  sad

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#4 2019-12-04 06:08:00

tee_cee
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Re: Drive Shaft Failure

Seen your post in the other thread and was a puzzled as to why your egr gasket would cause black smoke. Figured out eventually that when accelerating, the egr valve would shut, and the boost would travel from the inlet manifold to the egr, and out.
So it begs the question, did you ever have a smoke test done before this?

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#5 2019-12-04 09:55:29

Anchor1979
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Re: Drive Shaft Failure

Hi tee_cee, I not sure if it was the cause of the black smoke to be honest, but when I'd replaced all the other items I found an exhaust gas leak which turned out to be coming from the egr gasket.

I had taken the van to my local garage regarding the black smoke and they said they couldn't find anything wrong!! It passes the smoke test because when stationary the van limits the rev's to around 2 - 2500 rpm and the black smoke occurred under acceleration.

I'm hoping this is the last mechanical thing for a while, as currently trying to concentrate on converting to a camper/day van.

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#6 2019-12-04 10:03:43

tee_cee
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Re: Drive Shaft Failure

Hi, what I meant by smoke test, is to pressurise the air intake with a smoke mixture - and then do a visual check to see if it leaks out anywhere. At least that's my interpretation of how it works.
I've still got the smoking under acceleration, and like you, several garages telling me that there's nothing wrong.

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#7 2019-12-04 10:11:09

Anchor1979
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Re: Drive Shaft Failure

Oh right, I see what you mean. Never done or had that done. I even took it to a specialist diesel place who checked it over and said the boost pipes needed doing and that there was nothing wrong with the injectors. I took the injectors out and had them tested by an injector specialist who found 2 of the 4 were completely shot and the other 2 very nearly shot too.

I've still got a bit of black smoke under acceleration, so the search for the cause continues.

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