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Drive shaft length

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Hi,

I have a 1y powered t25 with a 4speed 1.9 petrol gbox attached. The other day the driveshaft snapped :shock: not sure what caused it as I had just done all CVs last week (must have done something wrong...). Anyway, I need to buy a new one. I have found one on eBay and it has the length given as 522mm. Is this the standard size?

Cheers all

Nic

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Re: Drive shaft length

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522mm is for one side of an auto.You want to be looking for one that is 541mm.Both these include constant velocity joints.Not sure about a bare shaft though.(Click picture to enlarge)

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Re: Drive shaft length

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phew! that was close. Almost bought the wrong one. Cheers mate!

Any ideas as to why this would have happened? I cant think of what I could have done wrong when fitting the CVs they all went pretty smoothly. I was doing a hill start when is snapped, Im guessing it just happens sometimes.

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Sorry fella cant help with why it happened,Its not a common occurrence.
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