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Offline 1190

Drive Shaft Failure...
« on: March 30, 2016, 10:49:53 am »
Just saw this on vlieskoek... Guy was doing 70 mph on the freeway when bang :eek7:
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Re: Drive Shaft Failure...
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2016, 10:53:59 am »
Did he say through a pothole or flat surface?
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Re: Drive Shaft Failure...
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2016, 10:55:23 am »
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Re: Drive Shaft Failure...
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2016, 10:57:37 am »
He said he was in the middle lane on the freeway but he managed to stop without falling..It was a 2013 with 6200 miles on and had just been service in Feb 2016.
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Re: Drive Shaft Failure...
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2016, 11:06:28 am »
Something got into the gears that forced the casing open. :eek7:
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Re: Drive Shaft Failure...
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2016, 11:23:57 am »
He said he was in the middle lane on the freeway but he managed to stop without falling..It was a 2013 with 6200 miles on and had just been service in Feb 2016.
Scary!!
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Re: Drive Shaft Failure...
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2016, 11:47:36 am »
Is this in the US....everything being in miles? Just curious :biggrin:

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Re: Drive Shaft Failure...
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2016, 11:55:55 am »
It was in Glasgow in the UK....
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Re: Drive Shaft Failure...
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2016, 12:37:55 pm »
I dont believe this is a drive shaft failure.
It looks more like a final drive failure, although I suspect there was an external influence.
I may be wrong however.
 

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Re: Drive Shaft Failure...
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2016, 12:40:29 pm »
SUCK ME SIDEWAYS...... :eek7: :eek7: :eek7: :eek7: :eek7:
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Re: Drive Shaft Failure...
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2016, 12:45:57 pm »
Speculating now, but maybe a tooth or something broke on the FD gears, causing it to lock and the momentum of the wheel with the locked gear then breaking the housing like that.

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Re: Drive Shaft Failure...
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2016, 02:04:36 pm »
Most FD failures are bearings. Probably water ingress through a damaged boot coupled with that lovely Pommy weather and lots of salt on the road. Bearing collapsed? FD was probably not on the BMW service list so machie did not even glance at it …
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