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new drive shaft needed at 32k

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Post Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:35 am
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2010 1.6 auto 32k - nearside drivehaft clicking in the classic way of cv joint at end of life - local parts supplier can't get 1 so it seems main dealer and whilst accpeting the car is getting on for 7 years old 32k on a drve shaft is worrying. the last time i replaced a drive shaft the car had 182k aand prior to that the car had 96k -- at least its just the one, for the moment :(


Post Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:47 am
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It does of course depend almost entirely on how the car has been driven. "Normal" cars that are driven around doing school runs & shopping trips will not have the same strain imposed on such parts, and may well go on forever, but if you push the car, especially on a regular basis, parts will fail.
Look at F1 cars. They are the probably the best made cars available. Every part is made to perfection, and yet, they fail on a very regular basis, because of how the cars are driven.

I think if we drive our cars as they are intended to be driven, we should accept that part wear is likely to be accelerated compared to the daily commute vehicle.
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Post Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:16 am
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Having said all that, I think I would be more than a little miffed if my drive shaft went at 32k.

In fact, following the theme of how long things last depending on how they are used, I think my engine has probably got @ 5 or 6 more miles left in it :shock:

Let's face it, someone went to a lot of trouble designing & fitting the rev limiter, it would be just rude to not use it on a regular basis. :eusa-whistle:
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Post Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:50 pm
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The only thing I'm accelerating is points !!!

Seriously scary car, every time I get in, it just drives faster and faster, I seem to have no control - honest it's not me it's the car.
The officer didn't believe me either, but he did give me three points for effort. doh !
:lol: Laugh and the whole world laughs with you.... or is that at you? :eusa-think:

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Post Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:35 am
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ALTHOUGH BOOKED IN AT MANIN DEALER A WEEK AGO AND DUE TO GO IN TODAY GOT A CALL TO SAY THEY CAN'T THE PART IN TIME AND REBOOKED FOR MONDAY - METHINKS SOMEONE FORGOT TO ORDER IT :( FIRST TIME OF USING THIS DEALER 7 MILES FROM HOME SO DEPENDNG ON HOW THEY PERFORM MAY WELL BE USING 1 IN CASTLEFORD FOR FULL SERVICE


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