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Old 22-10-14, 10:05   #1
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Tailshaft - Diff Bolts

Hey guys.
OK, i'm now remembering all the quirks with the calais.

the 4 bolts that hold the tailshaft to the diff, what is the go with them?
Brand new ones from holden (were $40 or something like that) don't hold
Nylock Nuts and Locktite - won't hold.
they keep on coming loose.

is there anything that i can do to keep them on? they keep loosening themselves, and it sounds like the diff is stuffed.

any ideas?
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Old 22-10-14, 19:21   #2
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loctite should hold. Have you allowed it to dry completely before driving it>?

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Old 22-10-14, 20:02   #3
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Can you still buy new bolts and nuts from Holden ?
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Old 22-10-14, 20:19   #4
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yes you can buy new ones from Holden
i just bought some
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Old 22-10-14, 20:28   #5
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dont bother sounds like u got a locked diff, ive used every bolt there is and they all come loose eventually, now i just live with it and check them every now and then :P
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Old 23-10-14, 10:11   #6
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nah, not a locked diff, 28 spline LSD with 3.9 ratio.

when i loctite'd it, i did wait, i'll just do it again, should hold for a few months as usual.
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Old 23-10-14, 10:22   #7
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nah, not a locked diff, 28 spline LSD with 3.9 ratio.

when i loctite'd it, i did wait, i'll just do it again, should hold for a few months as usual.
Keep in mind, that loctite only sets in the absence of air.

So make sure those threads are nice and clean and done up nice n tight.
What about maybe using a castle nut and kotter pin?
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Old 23-10-14, 20:28   #8
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Tail shaft bolts shouldn't come loose for any reason. there must be a problem some where .
i would be installing a tail shaft loop if i was you.
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Old 23-10-14, 20:51   #9
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does anyone make a bolt up tailshaft loop to suit vl?
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Old 24-10-14, 08:30   #10
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does anyone make a bolt up tailshaft loop to suit vl?
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BRAND-NEW...em 1c3ee66e71

lol... ugly but would prob work.
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Old 25-10-14, 09:06   #11
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cheers made, good price for what it is, ill get it and modify a little. cheers
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Old 25-10-14, 19:06   #12
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got some new nuts, bolts looked fine under there.

cleaned them all up, used locktite again (was already there).

see how it goes.. might just need to keep an eye on them.
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Old 26-10-14, 11:59   #13
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Maybe try some castellated nuts and split pins.
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Old 26-10-14, 17:01   #14
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Old 27-10-14, 18:42   #15
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i got a set of them factory fitted if you like $15 posted
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