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Discovery propshaft conversion

Postby jim » Mon May 09, 2011 6:56 am

My Discovery propshaft donut disintegrated on the return journey from RHB .:cry: Please can someone help with the requirements of the conversion and the type of flange required to convert it to a standard UJ type. I think this topic has been covered before but i cannot find it. Any help greatly appreciated. :lol:

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Postby nicks90 » Mon May 09, 2011 8:14 am

once you have the donut off, just refit the normal flange.
beware there are 2 types, square and round. The round ones are longer and fit fine, the square ones are shorter and need a little spacer behind it.

heres a thread on lr4x4 with pretty pictures on how to do it.
http://forums.lr4x4.com/index.php?showtopic=14403


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Postby kingsonlim » Mon May 09, 2011 8:34 am

Jim,

I'd converted my previous to run without the donut, you will need 4 items:

- rear prop shaft off a 200tdi disco
- pinion spacer, 1st link below
- 4 bolt flange kit, 2nd link
- 4 x new prop bolts, 8 x new prop nuts

Dave Medd has a tool to remove the 3 bolt flange, you may ask him to borrow that, as that will make the removal of the 3 bolt flange much easier. I used grinder to cut it off.

When I replaced my rear diff, I'd removed the 4 bolt flange set and gave it to Nick Adams as spares, you may also ask him if he needs them. Think They may still be at Matthew's.

http://www.devon4x4.com/index.php?page= ... &Itemid=14

http://www.devon4x4.com/index.php?page= ... &Itemid=14

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Postby discoshaun » Mon May 09, 2011 6:51 pm

the way i did mine to run without the rubber ring of death was to get a 200tdi rear prop and get a front diff and put ir together took me less than an hour to fit it all ..... dont forget tho you need to get 4 prop bolts as the old ones are to big for the 4 bolt flange

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Postby Bo » Mon May 09, 2011 7:38 pm

Hi Jim, Dave's post was the one you were thinking of.
http://www.yorkshireoffroadclub.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=601&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=30
I used a spare RRC prop on mine, do you need one or have you already got one?
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Postby jim » Mon May 09, 2011 7:55 pm

Hi Bo

I am after a propshaft if you have one for sale.

Thanks to everyone for the info on how to change the donut to uj. I have now removed the prop, tightened a 8mm bolt into the flange and applied some heat. The pin hasn't moved yet but hopefully it will if i leave it over night with tension on it, otherwise i might have to attack it with Mr angry grinder :evil: .

Thanks Jim :lol:
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Postby madcalc » Mon May 09, 2011 8:29 pm

It's on "novice building a wreck" You got my donut after the conversion!
If it will not move I have a puller to remove the 3 bolt flange (Takes 15 mins and no fires :twisted: ) and will drop it off for you whenever. PM me with address
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Postby Bo » Tue May 10, 2011 5:56 pm

Hi Jim, the hole did not go all the way through on mine so I drilled through with an 8mm tapping drill and then tapped the thread all the way through. I then used a long 8mm bolt with a point ground on the end. The point is to locate it in the end of the pinion and stop it wondering off as you add pressure, to apply a load whilst I gently tapped the spigot from side to side with a hammer. I have used that method twice now without problem.
I have a prop is £10 okay?
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Postby jim » Tue May 10, 2011 6:21 pm

£10 is ok for the prop. Can i collect it one evening this week?

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Postby jim » Wed May 11, 2011 7:07 pm

madcalc wrote:It's on "novice building a wreck" You got my donut after the conversion!
If it will not move I have a puller to remove the 3 bolt flange (Takes 15 mins and no fires :twisted: ) and will drop it off for you whenever. PM me with address


Dave, Thanks for the offer to loan the puller but i have managed to remove the pin from the flange.

Cheers Jim :lol:
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