E87 Rear Driveshaft Removal

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Re: E87 Rear Driveshaft Removal

Post by Motley2012 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:09 pm

Don’t spend an arm and a leg on a set, remember to systematically loosen them to avoid them shearing off, they should ideally be replaced with new bolts (which I did put a drop of thread lock on)
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Re: E87 Rear Driveshaft Removal

Post by Motley2012 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:13 pm

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Re: E87 Rear Driveshaft Removal

Post by DanT4 » Wed May 02, 2018 9:11 am

Cheers again. Ordered a set from screwfix which came yesterday and picked them up today (yesterday I was desk bound). However, before that I was able to tap the shafts back so I know they aren't stuck in the hubs. I also soaked the bolts with WD40 as that's all I had to hand. If I can't free them easy today, I'll get some plus gas and soak them again. I'm in no massive hurry as have another car to use and am enjoying not paying the garage for this. :)

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Re: E87 Rear Driveshaft Removal

Post by DanT4 » Wed May 02, 2018 12:59 pm

Motley2012 wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:09 pm
Don’t spend an arm and a leg on a set, remember to systematically loosen them to avoid them shearing off, they should ideally be replaced with new bolts (which I did put a drop of thread lock on)
I am planning to do this but where is a good place to get the bolts and reluctor rings from? I'm going away tomorrow and wouldn't mind ordering them so they'll be here when I get home. Cheers.

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Re: E87 Rear Driveshaft Removal

Post by DanT4 » Wed May 02, 2018 5:15 pm

Ok so one shaft is off easily enough the other I'm soaking a little longer (might be next week now) and as this is the first time I'd have replaced the rings I'd like if possible an educated opinion on the condition before I do so.

This is how it came out, I can see on the photo looking down the shaft that its ovalised a wee bit.
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You can see just how much metal flaked off with a gentle tap.

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and this is what it looks like at the moment. Do we think this is saveable and a new ring press on ok?

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Re: E87 Rear Driveshaft Removal

Post by marco_polo » Wed May 02, 2018 5:26 pm

Can't say for sure without knowing the shaft & bore sizes. As the rings cost pence nowadays I'd certainly give it a good go. Hammerite or similar rustproofing, then Araldite a new ring on maybe?
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Re: E87 Rear Driveshaft Removal

Post by Motley2012 » Wed May 02, 2018 8:54 pm

https://www.ukpartsdirect.com/abs-reluc ... at-v3.html

Mine were corroded too, just picked the worst of it off with a chisel(carefully) then some sandpaper, used the supplied threadlock to slide the ring on.

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Re: E87 Rear Driveshaft Removal

Post by DanT4 » Thu May 03, 2018 6:57 am

Cheers for that. Yeah I'll order the rings and bolts and see how we go. Going away today for a little while so get back to this next week.

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Re: E87 Rear Driveshaft Removal

Post by DanT4 » Mon May 21, 2018 10:01 am

All done! Bought rings and sensor kit from UKPartsdirect.com as per the recommendation. They were good enough to check out an image of the shaft to confirm it was good to go. New rings fitted, new sensors on yesterday and the lights went out before I got off the drive. The car has never driven so smooth. Very pleased I did this myself. Thanks for the help and confidence from this post.

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Re: E87 Rear Driveshaft Removal

Post by marco_polo » Mon May 21, 2018 10:21 am

Good work that Man. :thumbs:
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Re: E87 Rear Driveshaft Removal

Post by Motley2012 » Mon May 21, 2018 5:38 pm

Very satisfying!
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