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Another toolbox "nice to have" item

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by jonheld, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. jonheld

    jonheld

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    My long side brifield cage decided to kersplode into 1/4" shards for no apparent reason during CMCC2017. There was no throttle, no drama, no noise, and I wasn't really doing anything difficult. Apparently it was previously damaged and it was just time to let go.
    In any case, given the situation, I decided to not replace it with a trail spare and just rigged for 3 wheel drive.
    While looking around an Ace Hardware for items to use to plug axle hole to keep gear oil from running out, I came across these guys. The 1 1/2" version fit almost perfectly and, with a bit of a wiggle and some grease, slipped right into the existing axle seal. A few turns and it was nice and snug. No muss, no fuss.
    RCVs will be here tomorrow :)

    AxlePlug1.jpg AxlePlug3.jpg AxlePlug4.jpg
     
  2. NLXTACY

    NLXTACY Wits' End Supporting Vendor

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    I love that, great thinking
     
  4. baldilocks

    baldilocks GOLD Star

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    Taking delivery and opening the box containing a set of RCV's is better than Christmas when you were five years old. :bounce2:
     
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    Boltripper Fixing things that are not broken... SILVER Star

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  6. Stuckinthe80s

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    This is why I LOVE this site! Awesome sharing John!
     
  7. Dave 2000

    Dave 2000 Not all Land Rovers are useless! SILVER Star

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    Nice one! Well worth the few dollars.

    Regards

    Dave
     
  8. Dragos80

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    A new must-have item for a quick trail repair. :clap:
     
  9. Tools R Us

    Tools R Us

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    Have shoved the bare axle back in, crammed rags over the end to act as a spacer and driven, never been a problem, plugs the hole. Guess some just like to carry lots of stuff?!
     
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  10. Dave 2000

    Dave 2000 Not all Land Rovers are useless! SILVER Star

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    I think given the axle assembly could break at any point, I think it is a good idea,

    Regards

    Dave
     
  11. jonheld

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    Well, as Kool said, "I can't get enough of that funky stuff." Can ya dig it?
     
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  12. LS1FJ40

    LS1FJ40 SILVER Star

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    Says the guy that carries a jack hammer in case some rocks get in his way... :rofl:
     
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    LS1FJ40 SILVER Star

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    For real though, I have a 1.5" and 2" test plug in my "box o' stuff" in my garage. I'm going to grab the 1.5" and toss it in the 93.

    I wonder how my fuel economy with be affected by the 3.6oz it weighs...
     
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    Your utilization is a little different. You're just trying to work up the courage for the 2" :flipoff2:
     
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    Tools R Us

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    We have been over this, please make some attempt to keep up! It's two jackhammers, why screw around with just one? They are largely ineffective on rock, for that we bring the tractor.:hillbilly:

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    Amazon is gonna wonder what the hell happened to cause the sudden run on this product..
     
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    LINUS Waiting for the Great Pumpkin

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    Gives a whole new meaning to "quick -n- dirty" right there Joey.

    A 'hole' new meaning. Yikeso_O
     
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    Jackhammer! You're playing.

    There's a now locked up trail in Aus that a certain landcruiser club used explosives to clear a rocky obstacle from. The club's constitution now forbids members from using pyrotechnics or explosives on club trips.
     
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  20. Dave 2000

    Dave 2000 Not all Land Rovers are useless! SILVER Star

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    Bloody typical, always some spoilsport about to ruin the fun! I just finished straitening and painting my bumper and irons after pushing rocks to clear a trail.

    Regards

    Dave
     
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