February 3rd, 2002, 02:33 pm
While greasing the truck today I noticed that I've lost the plug at the front of the front driveshaft, so I can't grease the splines as the grease just comes out where the plug was. I heard a rumour that I could just pound a frost plug into there as it's the same size; does anyone know if that's true? And if it's true, can I tack it into place, or is it there as a "safety" in the event somebody puts too much grease in the shaft, allowing it to pop out on compression?
85 Toyota X-cab
February 3rd, 2002, 02:47 pm
You could probably find a frost plug that would fit but maybe have a look to see why it popped out in the first place. Is your driveshaft a little too long and when compressed, it drove out plug out? The plug should have a tiny hole drilled into it to allow air pressure or grease to escape when the driveshaft is compressed.
BTW I've still got your timing cover, where do you want me to drop it off at?
February 4th, 2002, 01:52 pm
Ever seen those earplugs that expand into your ears after you squish them? http://www.bc4x4.com/ubb/smilies/cwm40.gif
'86 Toyscrota, currently in too many parts to count.
"Pushing the limits of duct tape and zap straps every day."
February 4th, 2002, 10:46 pm
You havnt been wheeln' till you have been stuck
83 toy, long box, 22r, 35's, locked rear end, prerunner bumper, body work done bye sledge hammer.
Chicks dig body Dammage
February 5th, 2002, 12:51 am
I don't think the shaft length is the reason; looking at the grease marks on the shaft shows the travel.
One of the guys at work offered to manufacture a plug, so that'll probably solve the problem. He was disappointed when I told him I didn't need stainless. http://www.bc4x4.com/ubb/smile.gif
Ed, I should be in your area this weekend, maybe Saturday; I'll give you a call and will stop by if you're in.
Pete, yeah, if you use those foam ear plugs, it'll damp the driveshaft vibration and will stop all that noise. http://www.bc4x4.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
85 Toyota X-cab