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Re: Brachunky appeal day

Postby Rick on Thu Oct 16, 2008 1:51 pm

Just had a look,

My 'little bit of metal is mangled too so now going to have another look.

However there is about 1" slack in the prop so I have a feeling my diff is on the way out, the oil in it is like black sludge so for now its topped up with new diff oil.

Also does anyone know how much play there should be in UJ's as my rear prop has about 2-3mm play in the joint, could it be knackered??

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Re: Brachunky appeal day

Postby Rick on Thu Oct 16, 2008 1:54 pm

The bit of metal is not touching my prop or anywhere near it unfortunately!!

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Re: Brachunky appeal day

Postby sledge on Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:31 pm

hi all, for those that are coming to this run i have attached a memory map file of the route.

hope this helps some of you out
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Re: Brachunky appeal day

Postby Rick on Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:31 pm

At work so will be breif,

My truck is KO'd for saturday diff and prop juddering at 30mph now!!
:( :(

Will confirm if I and Mel will be comin together or not at all later.

Sorry!!! :( :( :(

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Re: Brachunky appeal day

Postby woodwizzard on Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:33 pm

Just sounds like a UJ Rick, hours job, got friday to sort it, you know you want to :)
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Re: Brachunky appeal day

Postby meooo on Thu Oct 16, 2008 8:54 pm

Rick wrote:Just had a look,


However there is about 1" slack in the prop so I have a feeling my diff is on the way out, the oil in it is like black sludge so for now its topped up with new diff oil.

Also does anyone know how much play there should be in UJ's as my rear prop has about 2-3mm play in the joint, could it be knackered??

Rick


the play in the prop.....d'you mean when you try to turn it?, because thats not really a problem,,,,,,your problem will be the movement in the U/J....there shouldn't be any at all in such a joint. As long as the joint is held in place with circlips, you can replace it easily, unfortunately some where "peened" over and as such can't be replaced and you have to have a new shaft. If the diff was quiet when driving before, just drain out the old oil and refill with new.
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Re: Brachunky appeal day

Postby Rick on Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:35 pm

Unfortunately the prop is one of those that the UJ's are fitted to and cannot be removed, there is play in the rear UJ and alot of play in the Diff and Transfer box itsself.

I am going to try putting a secondhand prop on first then seeing what happens.

The stupid B series diff does not have a drain plug either, just a fill one, so I will have to remove the back plate to drop it wich means ordering a new seal from VX as well which I know wont be cheap!!!

All of this wont be done till after this weekend so I am well peeved about not going cause Ive been looking forward to it for ages!! :evil: :evil: :(

Also Mel and Jane wont be coming as they have family probs at home with elderly relatives.

I will be making a donation to the appeal, where does it need to go to??!!

Please enjoy yourselves this weekend I have no doubt it will be awesome!!

Make sure you get stuck a few more times for me and lots of pics and vids of us towing Surfs out too!!!

Once again sorry for the inconvenience

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Re: Brachunky appeal day

Postby woodwizzard on Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:39 pm

Sorry to hear that Rick, hope you get it sorted out soon and cheaply.
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Re: Brachunky appeal day

Postby ukcobra on Fri Oct 17, 2008 1:47 am

So who is still meeting at Fleet Services at 8.15am on Saturday ?

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Re: Brachunky appeal day

Postby meooo on Fri Oct 17, 2008 8:20 am

revised list;

Meooo.........................................confirmed
Woodwizzard.................................confirmed
Bobbinsjob....................................confirmed
Neil Sharland.................................confirmed
Neils mate (Lame Rover ...........confirmed
Surfer Shaun (a Surf).......................confirmed
Stefanw (another Surf).....................confirmed
ukcobra.......................................confirmed
neil (Surfensteins mate)....................confirmed
gibbo..........................................confirmed
Sledge (another Surf..... group leader his diff is fixed!!)..confirmed
Biohazard(woodzie) (leader)................confirmed
Surfenstein(leader)..........................confirmed
£50 special (leader)..........................confirmed


Two more now needed, please copy/paste your names to this list.
Also asked on the Surf site for any more takers, so it'll be first come/first served
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Re: Brachunky appeal day

Postby bobbinsjob on Fri Oct 17, 2008 12:26 pm

ukcobra wrote:So who is still meeting at Fleet Services at 8.15am on Saturday ?

Mark


me and gibbo will meet you at fleet
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Re: Brachunky appeal day

Postby woodwizzard on Fri Oct 17, 2008 10:03 pm

Anyone bringing family with them, Jude and her daughter Kayleigh are coming with me. Looking forward to this. Safe journeys and see you all in the morning :dance:
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Re: Brachunky appeal day

Postby bobbinsjob on Sat Oct 18, 2008 12:52 am

I'm bringing Callum, my 5 year old, oh and zebadee, the other kid :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Brachunky appeal day

Postby bobbinsjob on Sat Oct 18, 2008 1:07 am

time for some zzzzzz's, see y'all namorra
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Re: Brachunky appeal day

Postby MUD MUNCHER !!!!!!!! on Sat Oct 18, 2008 7:59 pm

i hope everybody made it home safely it was nice to meet up with everybody
today and hope to meet up again in the future
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Re: Brachunky appeal day

Postby woodwizzard on Sat Oct 18, 2008 8:21 pm

Glad your back safe Shaun, had a cracking day today in great company. John should be home by now fingers crossed. Just a shame we were let down by one fog member who couldn't be bothered to say he was not gonna make it. Took up 2 spaces others could of had.
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Re: Brachunky appeal day

Postby neil sharland on Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:36 pm

woodwizzard wrote:Glad your back safe Shaun, had a cracking day today in great company. John should be home by now fingers crossed. Just a shame we were let down by one fog member who couldn't be bothered to say he was not gonna make it. Took up 2 spaces others could of had.

its not i couldnt be bothered but we've had some bad news and i couldn't make it sorry :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:
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Re: Brachunky appeal day

Postby bobbinsjob on Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:50 pm

can i just say a big thanks to everyone who helped organise today, it was brilliant. Just got home safe and sound and no damage at all that i can see, and the starting problem seems to hjave gone :? :? :?

I know Biohazzard said he felt guilty because a few frontys got poorly, but rest assured, it was not down to severe lanes or getting people to do things they didnt want to. All the problems with the vehicles were purely mechanical which could have just as easily have happened on the A1, (fan not working and loss of oil pressure-Gibbo, popped rad and puncture-john, alternator-jim).

The byways were brilliant with pass outs for standard trucks at the technical areas or obstacles. I've never been to the plains but will definately go back

The look on little Callum's face when two tanks came screaming past is something i will remember forever.

Both me and Zebadee had a great time and I just heard from phil, he got home safe and we recon it could be the thermostat that causing the probs.

It's a bit late for it now so i will upload piccies and vids tomorrow.

Oh and not forgetting, we raised a nice little ammount of cash for Brandon's lift. An extra special thanks to the surf boys who, even though it is nothing to do with their club still contributed generously
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Re: Brachunky appeal day

Postby Gibbo on Sat Oct 18, 2008 10:11 pm

Hi all made it home ok with out the use of a tow truck :D

As ian said thanks to all who was involved and turned up such a cracking day. As for my motor we belive the thermostat is the problem not opening so engine not cooling and cooking the oil hense no pressure.

Big thanks to mark sledge and i think neil (hope thats your name too many to remember in short space) for all the help and bits too keep the fronty going. The oil pressure been playing up for a week now just got alot worse today as haven't been driving it for as long as that (managed 270 miles today)

Will have a quick look at the vids now but prob wont post them till 2mw. Hope everyone else has made it home ok and thanks again and hope to see you all again soon
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Re: Brachunky appeal day

Postby brachunky on Wed Oct 22, 2008 7:30 pm

Guys & girls, Jim very kindly sent the £70 you folk raised towards the chair lift fund.Its really difficult to express ones gratitude on the tinternet but believe me, yer efforts have made a fantastic contribution and major league thank you's to all involved :wink: As usual,it looks like everyone had a ball getting muddy :lol:
Once again, cheers to EVERYONE who planned & took part 8)
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