drive shaft sheared off

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Postby ray 356 » Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:03 pm

Kyle and family, went off on there hols. in there T25 Chuggaboom, drove to Bulgaria and most of the way back, when the rear drive shaft sheared off, in Vienna, luckily no one was hurt, just a bit shaken up, they nearly had to leave Chuggaboom out there for scrap, as the recovery would cost more that it was worth, after much arguing they said they will recover him but will take about 3 weeks, but luckily enough he was dropped off this morn
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I'm sure Kyle will post some pics of the trip when he gets chance
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Postby COVIN » Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:12 pm

JEEZ :shock: That must have been quite a scare for them.
How the hell did that snap ?

Pleased to hear everyone was ok though as it could have been very nasty.
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Postby ray 356 » Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:18 pm

Ive never seen out like it :shock: , that's some piece of metal too break, i wouldn't call 46 mm nut small for a shaft :shock:
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Postby COVIN » Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:22 pm

ray 356 wrote:Ive never seen out like it :shock: , that's some piece of metal too break, i wouldn't call 46 mm nut small for a shaft :shock:

I've never seen a shaft snap there before. Like you say Ray, that's some chunk of metal to snap off like that :shock:
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Postby ray 356 » Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:30 pm

they said some of the roads were bad :shock: but as he say they were so lucky they were just going up hill when it happened, so they wasn't going that fast
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Postby ray 356 » Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:01 am

there is very little damage in total, it has just caught the lip of the arch, backing plate and the end of the shaft, that's it, and no one hurt so very very lucky, with a bit of luck i should have the bits today so will be back on it wheels :)
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Postby petercabrio » Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:20 am

glad everyone is ok, could have been nasty,

could the nut have been overtightened? just seems strange its sheered where the thread meets the splines, doesnt take any load, just holds it all together

would expect it to go when going round a corner if at anytime
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Postby ray 356 » Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:31 am

who to say Peter, but it look light it was twisted to shear but it must of been very tight to do that as they are torqued up to 200lbs+ any way, but yes could of been a lot lot worse
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Postby tintin » Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:35 am

Bloody hell! :shock: :shock:
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Postby Chugaboom » Wed Jun 10, 2009 2:46 pm

Hi folks,
like everyone has already said just glad we're all ok...... And thank god it happened in Austria and Not ROMANIA!!! I'm sure this has been caused by the unbelievably Crap/pot holed roads out there... :(
I'll post some 'nice' pics of the trip as soon as I get chance, we will keep trying to get to one of the next meets.... If not we should be at Preston Park in June and we're defo going to get to VIKING at the end of Sept...
Thanks to Ray yet again for coming to our rescue....Going to have to get him a lycra superhero suit.... :lol: Then again, thats probably not a good look..... :wink:
speak to you all soon....
Kyle, Trish, Freya, Petra & Chugaboom.
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Postby ray 356 » Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:09 pm

Chugaboom wrote: Thanks to Ray yet again for coming to our rescue....Going to have to get him a lycra superhero suit.... :lol: Then again, thats probably not a good look..... :wink:

:lol: :lol: :lol: and you said you wouldn't say anything :lol: :lol:
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Postby ray 356 » Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:39 am

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Postby youthy giblets!!! » Sat Jun 12, 2010 9:11 pm

Was just thinking about this today was telling someone about it it was one hell of a shaft to shear. Was wondering if could have been helped on its way by play in wheel bearing (common on T25) on bad roads constant hub floating on shaft knocking against nut........going to order me some new rear bearings this week and replace that bent nail in the castle nut with a real split pin :shock: :lol:
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Postby Margaret McManus » Sun Jun 13, 2010 6:54 pm

Glad all okay.
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