Lotus Elan

Are my donut’s distorted?

PostPost by: Fergus » Wed May 18, 2022 4:22 pm

I’ve all the receipts and photos of the re-build of the car done between about 1980 and 2000. I’m attaching a photo of a photo taken at that time …. can anyone tell if that’s the right drive shaft? The cars only done 9k miles since the rebuild and I see bills for two sets of donuts.
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PostPost by: Fergus » Sat May 21, 2022 9:35 am

Finally solved it! The shafts were too long because the blanking plugs for grease nipples in the shaft had never been removed and prevented the spline from fully retracting. It’s been like that since 1984 writing off three sets of donuts in about 5k miles!
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PostPost by: alanr » Sat May 21, 2022 12:45 pm

Brilliant news!..Well done for getting to the bottom of the problem!

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PostPost by: smo17003 » Sat May 21, 2022 3:12 pm

Another result for Lotuselan.net :D You'll have to let us know if you notice any difference when driving.

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