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Those massive axles

Post by Clem » 14 Jan 2018 06:00

http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/sho ... ck/page138

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I wonder if any Y61 has *ever* broken an axle? They are massive compared to any other 4wd I have ever seen.

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Re: Those massive axles

Post by hugejp » 14 Jan 2018 08:48

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Re: Those massive axles

Post by Clem » 14 Jan 2018 09:35

As useful as an overweight wheelbarrow.... They must have overloaded it something silly I expect. Maar ek dink nie jy gaan 'n Y61 se as breek nie - 'n ander ding sal eers breek.

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Re: Those massive axles

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Hi Sad to see and glad you were sorted. The snapped axle looks hectic.

Do you have any information on why it happened? the age of the vehicle etc. would be of use to all overlanders as the vehicles carry big loads usually. Have seen a few articles and reports in RSA and Australia but usually the comment is a bent axle not a snap. Have also seen some posts but rare about cracks near the pumpkin.

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Don't let a mechanic tell you that a casing is fine if you have a perfectly good complete one to replace it with. Found a welded crack on the casing where it sheered straight through. We drove about 3000km no issues with some really tough terrain and it finally gave in on what was actually a very good road.

Not sure about the year model but the vehicle has clocked about 220 000+km and was bought second hand. The previous owner also did quite a bit of off roading and this was the fourth trip that the vehicle did.
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Re: Those massive axles

Post by hugejp » 14 Jan 2018 11:42

So it was an existing issue that was missed & the repair wasnt up to the job...

Makes me think we should send pre-owned vehicles in for a thorough inspection before buying.
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Re: Those massive axles

Post by Clem » 14 Jan 2018 11:54

Lekker mal IMHO to weld up an axle casing. It's a safety critical issue. If that thing had given at speed on the open road, probably some people would be dead. Things like that should be replaced, not repaired.

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Re: Those massive axles

Post by hugejp » 14 Jan 2018 12:37

Clem wrote:
14 Jan 2018 11:54
Lekker mal IMHO to weld up an axle casing. It's a safety critical issue. If that thing had given at speed on the open road, probably some people would be dead. Things like that should be replaced, not repaired.
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