How to test propshaft

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How to test propshaft

Post by jakz17 » 10 Apr 2017 11:54 am

Hi, i have a B144E that i'm building to drift.

I want to know how to check if my propshaft is "ok" so i don't break it ?

Is there a way to upgrade the propshaft ? Because for now B14 is ok as i'm a noob but i will swap (b18ft /f7r) later and with more power it might break sooner.

Sry for my english.

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Re: How to test propshaft

Post by 360beast » 10 Apr 2017 07:11 pm

First of all replace your engine mounts with polybushes as chances are they are old and sagged which causes it to be out of alignment which will then break your propshaft.

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Re: How to test propshaft

Post by jakz17 » 11 Apr 2017 08:39 am

Thanks for your reply :wink:

Are B17 and b14 engine mounts compatible or are they different ? Because i don't want to spend on new engine mounts for an engine that will not last ?

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Re: How to test propshaft

Post by 360beast » 12 Apr 2017 06:06 am

As far as I know they are the same.

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Re: How to test propshaft

Post by classicswede » 04 May 2017 08:36 pm

The rear mounts are all teh same and later 1.4 and 1.7 mounts are the same.

If the prop and gearbox are not perfectly inline with each other then the rubber in the prop will overheat causing failure. The higher you rev the engine the worse the problem. Jerking the clutch is also not a good idea
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