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    East Yorkshire
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    TR6 SKJ 281G
    TR5 OOF 1G-I know, should have kept it
    Lotus Europa S2-money pit

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  1. I fitted a pair of brand new Moss hubs last year ,one only lasted 100 miles before the play increased to 28-30 thou. This was replaced on warranty and so far no more problems, but haven`t done a lot of mileage so dont know about the longevity of these hubs Fingers crossed the failure of the new hub was a one off. Incidentally I had a rear hub shaft break a few years ago, not a nice experience, proper sh*t myself Dave
  2. Oil for me been using it for 20 years in the same trunnions every year, no special gun needed , just remove nipple stick oil can spout in hole and squirt. Protect disc and floor as necessary .Never had any problems Dave
  3. Hi John, don't rule out the rear hubs yet, depending where you bought them from. I fitted new rear hubs from Moss a couple of months ago and one only lasted 1 month and 150 miles before developing excessive play and had to be replaced. One of the previously fitted rebuilt rear hubs only lasted 5-6000 miles before becoming very noisy and notchy when turned. Unfortunately the quality of some parts these days leaves a lot to be desired. Dave
  4. I too have had a rear stub axle shear, fortunately only doing approx 10mph but still enough to mess my pants. Bought a couple of reconditioned hubs from someone on Ebay, but one only lasted about 5000 miles before it became very noisy and as rough as a badgers arse. Decided to take the plunge and invest £500 in a pair of Moss brand new hubs, hoping that my days of **** hubs were now a thing of the past, but guess what, one only lasted 150 miles and one month before it developed 20thou play. It was replaced by Moss with no fuss, but after every run I still have to check the hubs
  5. I had another go only yesterday trying to stretch one of my spare boots to fit, using boiling water and a heat gun, but to no avail. Why do these not fit, it is hardly advanced engineering, its a piece of rubber. I may contact Indiana Jones for help, if he can find the Holy Grail surely he can find a boot that fits. Dave
  6. Hi Dave Are you certain that the noise is from the back, the description sounds like pad rattle from the front. Dave
  7. Dave, mine was making the same noise for a couple of weeks a few years ago, then one day the axle shaft sheared at the bottom of the thread,fortunately I was only going about 10 mph, still makes my bottom twitch when I think what would have happened if I had been travelling at speed. Incidentally I replaced both hubs with rebuilt ones, which I have now had to replace because one of them became really noisy and the bearing was tight and notchy, and they had only done about 5-6 thousand miles. Decided to replace both with Moss new manufactured ones for peace of mind. Fingers cross
  8. Sadly that seems to be the way of the world in the 21st century, and not just limited to car parts. highest retail price achieved minus cheapest manufacturing cost expenditure equals maximum profit. luvvly jubbly, as Del boy would say. Dave
  9. You`ve probably read about my ongoing rear end whine, I`m even suspecting my recently installed recon diff now because everything else feels ok. My UJs feel fine and are well greased but you say yours was and it was still worn. I think I may pull the driveshafts out and have a closer look at mine, you never know. cheers Dave
  10. Hi Tim How loud was the whining and did changing the UJs eliminate the noise. cheers Dave .
  11. Thanks for your suggestions, changing the wheels front to back and vice/versa will be my first job ,hopefully later in the day. Mike - This might be the way to go before I start tearing things apart, it should be possibly a way of isolating the noise to the offending item. cheers Dave
  12. Thanks for your suggestions guys they have given me a few things to check over the next few days. Rob - happy to hear that your diff has been ok, thats reassured me that mine should be ok. One other thing I need to check is the rear mounts.I changed them when doing the first rebuild attempt of the diff and wonder if this has had any bearing on the problem. They are the standard rubber ones, which I have always used before without any noise problems, and when tightened ,the inner sleeve, which protrudes a couple of mil above the rubber, clamps between the chassis and the lower lar
  13. Hi John, I have only had two diffs, my original one I rebuilt and the Moss exchange one. The mountings are standard rubber and the pins are original. rgds Dave
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