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 Post subject: Tailshaft bolts keep coming loose
Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:31 pm 
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Hey, the tailshaft bolts on my XF keep coming loose, repeatedly, particularlly after I do some towing with the car, Any tips to prevent this happening in future? It has a T5 manual and a 2.77 disc LSD diff if eithier of those things make any difference, although I"m sure they wont.

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 Post subject: Re: Tailshaft bolts keep coming loose
Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:35 pm 
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Replace the bolts and use Locktite.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:48 pm 
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Ive used my old bolts a few times, never came loose . Flog them up with a hammer and ring spanner and use red loctite.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Tailshaft bolts keep coming loose
Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:59 pm 
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being xf it will have the little 1/4" bolts and the little half moon braces...

i had this problem in my old ea, loctite and new washers did the job....
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Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:22 pm 
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Inbalance or vibration contributes to this also.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:12 pm 
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Loctite should do the job, but as mentioned above, imbalance/vibrations can cause the bolts the undo themselves prematurely.

Loctite blue is good enough IMO.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:57 pm 
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I'll pick up some new bolts this week and get some loctite, cant really go too nuts tigtening them because as mentioned they are the small 1/4" thread 11mm head bolts with the U clamps, so cant go stupid on em or they'll break leaving further problems, other than that, I reckon it might be time to get new unis and get the shaft balanced.

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