Dagsê al die slim manne,
On my GQ the Auto hubs are also not lekker!
I did a bit of normal dirt road driving at fairly high speed, 80-100kmph and therefore engaged 4H(hubs in Auto position).
Before commencing on tar, I engaged 2H again and reversed a couple of meters, actually more than I normally do +- 15m. I didn't listen for the "click" though.
After about 3km on tar I approached a crossing and heard a helluva noise from the front wheels, like a grinding noise, similar to shot wheel bearings.
After the crossing, pulled off the road and reversed again, and this time heard the "click", then drove home without any problems.
Nowadays when I engage 4x4 H/L the right front wheel hub will "click' with every turn of the wheel. I assume it's not engaging properly, but when torque is needed its quiet(engaging?) as 4x4 seems to be working fine, I assume, with LSD I wouldn't really know(lack of experience), and unable to see the wheels from behind the steering wheel.
When the hubs are locked(with the spanner) very thing seems fine.
The other day I opened the hub to find some loose spares inside
, looks like a profiled washer, it's round but not flat( if that makes sense), the rest of the insides are intact. I don't have a workshop manual yet, so I can't pinpoint the part.
So, my questions are/is:
Can one get spare parts for the hub? - I have not been to the Stealers yet.
Is there any spare Auto hubs maybe lying around somewhere that I might buy of someone?
Is my last resort to replace the Hubs with manual ones from the Oompie's connection, and are they strong enough?