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Just had the mechanic look at the driveshaft (which has a faulty abs ring) on my zs to realise it has a 1.8 driveshaft instead of a 2.5, not impressed...the car had no implications on hpi of any accident damage so why would i have a 1.8 unit and what issues could arise?????
 

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Bit of a numpty question but whats the difference? G/box is the same isn't it?
 

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More than likley the original shaft was knocking so someone replaced it with the wrong one.
 

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More than likley the original shaft was knocking so someone replaced it with the wrong one.
What issues would this cause?
 

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180 drive shafts are rarer than rocking horse manure so the mechanic probably just got hold of one for an 1800 model and trusted to luck.
 

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180 ones are a different length, the passengers is short due to the equal length drive shaft and the drivers is longer due to the engine being in the same position as it was for the Jatco auto box, thats why there is F' all room to do the belts but you can swing a cat around at the gearbox end!

There are plenty of 180's being broken, they cant be that rare second hand.
 
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