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Thread: Newfold farm camping weekend 11th - 12th june 2022

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    Re: Newfold farm camping weekend 11th - 12th june 2022

    We are back home again now after our extra 2 days walking in Edale.
    Sorry to hear that our Cabrio "rear end" maladies have somehow jinxed your Berli Doug, though I am thinking that if a CV joint can fail without prior symptoms my noise worries are looking increasingly like a failed wheel bearing as we discussed. All will be revealed shortly......!
    Unlike the esteemed Mr. H. I found that the torx-headed bolts were so tight that the torx tool just twisted to destruction - the trade said they often find that they have to resort to use of a grinder. I ground a slot to weaken the head and allow the use of a large flat screwdriver blade in a hammer-driven impact driver to shift them.
    The replacement allen bolts came with the diff. from Kit Spares and the driveshafts from Grahame Goode in Leicester who have a comprehensive list of shaft lengths/diameters/spline count on their website.
    Great weekend, regards All, John

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    Re: Newfold farm camping weekend 11th - 12th june 2022

    Now got all the parts ready for re-assembly. Bolts arrived this am from Sierra's 'R' Us NW Ltd.

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    Re: Newfold farm camping weekend 11th - 12th june 2022

    Just waiting for replacement wheel bearings to be delivered - APC tracking says they will be here by 12!
    Only the n/s hub investigated at the moment and bearings found to be duff as was the concensus of opinion at the weekend - both races have pitted rollers with the in-board race having a broken roller too, all after less than 2000 miles. I have replaced wheel bearings before so I cannot think that it is something I have caused.
    I expected better from Burton Power and have reported back to them accordingly - especially since I have just purchased 2 more sets!
    Off side next while I await their reply - might be better to send the delivery back and purchase elsewhere.
    Thanks to all who predicted my problem.
    John

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    Re: Newfold farm camping weekend 11th - 12th june 2022

    John, I would try to get replacements from a bearing supplier that supplies Timken, SKF, or NSK or similar quality.

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    Re: Newfold farm camping weekend 11th - 12th june 2022

    I agree with Alans advice to use Allen key Bolts and also some blue threadlock. The MK1 & MK2 Ford Granada's had this set up. I do recall the bolts coming loose on our family car and the Ford dealer said that the car needed 2 new drive shafts , from the clonking noise at take off. However after their dodgy inspection, we inspected this ourselves and discovered the allen key bolts had all come loose . So blue Loctite or equivalent is the way to proceed.

    A useful tip for undoing tight torque bolts that may have had loctite on the threads is to heat it up a bit. That softens the blue loctite.
    I use an electric paint stripper gun with a heat deflecting shield on the end . Obviously using something in addition to protect the CV rubber gaitor from the heat .
    Last edited by Ye Ol Ripper; 21-06-2022 at 06:56 AM.

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    Re: Newfold farm camping weekend 11th - 12th june 2022

    All ready for this weekends fun on Sat & Sun! Much quieter too!

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    Re: Newfold farm camping weekend 11th - 12th june 2022

    Well done Doug !

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    Re: Newfold farm camping weekend 11th - 12th june 2022

    What's happening this weekend?

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    Re: Newfold farm camping weekend 11th - 12th june 2022

    Sunday run and lunch with classic club to Great British Car Journey Museum. Sat see you at Sheldon?

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    Re: Newfold farm camping weekend 11th - 12th june 2022

    Not this time I'm afraid , but will be at Carsington water on Sunday weather permitting

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