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Old 10-21-2018, 07:00 PM
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Glen reading the AP FB site it sure seems to be.

From David Dellers Post...
"I understand that a significant number of PACE cars (>10) have had issues with stub axles pulling out. Is there an official PACE solution as yet or should I just keep the drip tray under the diff indefinitely?"


Apparently lots of people with issues and struggling to get a factory solution. Some are using GM spec'd clips with some success but not a total confident fix. I knew of it but was surprised when we had an oil down and track closure at the Nats due to an oil leak but no one knew what car. Then we realised it was Bretts LHS axle. I know he approached John W about it at the Nats but wasnt sure of what he'd one.

Im not out to bag AP I was just interested to know what solution, if any, had been found. I didnt want to raise it on the FB site as there was already enough angst on that thread without me bringing it up again to satisfy my own curiosity.
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I'm not on FB at all

The ZF differential and inner stubs are standard fit on VE/VF Commodores, so are you aware of significant problems there?


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some cars are having probs. using a genuine holden circlip and spreading them a bit has helped some people . not all cars are doing it pace is aware of it they did supply some springs that sat on the end of the axles to take out some of the free play but on guys car it munched up the springs i believe another owner had drilled into the ends of his axles and put springs in but ive not heard if the car still has the problem another owner had his axles shortened and today i dont think his car has done it again ..again it seems only a few cars are doing it so i dont know why some do and some dont im leaving my rear end alone and see if the car does do it once i have it mobile or unless a fix is found and i will update my car then. and glen they dont have the problem in the commodores the only one ive ever heard of was a ute that had been lowered a fair bit and carried a full load all the time i know that car did pop the driveshaft out from time to time..
glen can you message me your phn number :-) cheers dean
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Thanks Dean for the reply. Sounds very strange indeed.

Glen it seems, as I have found that though I hate it, everyone has gravitated to FB. Mainly I think due to this site being so unreliable at times. There's alot of stuff happening on there in cobra world while the Oz CC forum lies dormant.
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Oh well, spook, if I'm missing out on FB info, so be it. Deano and I are still here on CC

There is so much information available here on this forum (I've learnt a huge amount from the wealth of info available here on CC that's helping me massively with my build), I'm sure not going to turn my back on it. OK, so some of those on FB are missing out on Deano's and my build threads then

Speaking of the springs on the half shafts....I found that I couldn't fit the springs and cups onto the half shafts easily enough, and be confident that they would stay stuck on with silicone sealant - particularly the shortened shaft - so I drilled and (carefully) tapped the ends of the half shafts and loctited the springs/cups/screws onto the outer ends of the half shafts. Maybe this is what needs doing to keep an inward force on the shaft to the diff.?

Dean - PM'd you my phone number.


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Sorry Dean. Don't want to hijack your build thread
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alls good fealla's..ive not got anything on the ends of my axles if i have to pull it apart to do some mods so be it as not all cars seem to have the problem im hoping fingers crossed i might be one of them
.im getting close to dropping mine off the stands and doing a wheel alignment on it with my ball of string home made toe in /out plates and tape measures my 40 yr old turntables and my castor camber gauge should get it close enough till i get it checked at a shop i fig the closer i get it the less time they have to spend on it well thats the theory anyways .
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