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Thread: Beer Saved My Life!!

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    Beer Saved My Life!!

    Pretty ironic title aye. I was cruising at 100km an hour to my fishing area today sweeping thru bends on the open road and if this shit hit when it did it would of been fatal I rekon.

    After work I decided to go and see this beast Neckshot got today cause I wasn't around when he turned up earlier to show off his beast.

    Went too the local for some supplies and on turning the corner onto SH2 there was a clunk and bumps and I was stuck halfway over the highway. Thought my bloody wheel fell off! I was stuck halfway across the highway,hit the hazard lights and had a look. The friggen front axle had broke off,which meant I couldn't be towed or pushed!

    Those bros that were diverting the traffic Well done guys but I thought you fullas were after my box of piss in the front seat.No tow trucks in town,one bro said my 4wd will get ya car off the highway but I said no the publican will sort it.So instead of having my car pulled across the highway with all sorts of damage with the scraping and dragging of the metal hanging on the ground. The publican brought his forklift out with a pallet on the forks and he lifted it up with me and two bros on the otherside to counter act the balance we got it too the footpath.
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    Got a ride home and handed the keys too the mechanics secretary who we spotted on thee way thru town but it doesn't look good!
    If theres anything left of my car tomorrrow it may get fixed
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    Holy crap... That was lucky by the sounds... did the cv shit itself?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wiredkiwis View Post
    Holy crap... That was lucky by the sounds... did the cv shit itself?
    Axel I think it was on the ground,I would of been fucked if this happened at 100km /hr
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    Bloody hell Dundee, that could have been a whole lot worse at speed
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    Bugger that was lucky. VTNZ?
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    That is just the front CV joint isn't it. I'm guessing you had it on full lock when it happened. It can't really happen at speed unless you have it at full lock at speed! It could have been towed slowly off the road or, if 4WD, driven slowly off the road.

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    An inner CV as well. Not often they fly apart like that.

    Very lucky there Dundee.
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    My car survived the night outside the pub.The mechanics fixed it and no damage too the vehicle.

    A nut came off in the steering column causing the cv joint too shit its self.

    Think I am extremely lucky might by a lotto this weekend.
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    Your bloody lucky ,make that 2 lotto tickets & another box .
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    Crickey, Dundee...whew!!!
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    you didnt take it to the machanics who passed its last warrant did you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dundee View Post
    My car survived the night outside the pub.The mechanics fixed it and no damage too the vehicle.

    A nut came off in the steering column causing the cv joint too shit its self.

    Think I am extremely lucky might by a lotto this weekend.

    Really? The steering column is on the RH side (assuming your vehicle is RHD) and yet the LH inner CV joint blew apart.
    How would that happen? Or was it a steering rack mount that failed?

    Either way Dundee your a lucky man.
    Good to hear your vehicle got sorted as well.



    Edit: The more I think if it, the less I can see how it would've happened as they said.
    Even if a steering rack mount failed it still wouldn't have caused that damage (rack wouldn't get close enough to the joint).
    I smell a rat. Someone is trying to hide/cover something up IMHO.
    Have you had some work done on the vehicle recently? Outer CV boot or joint or wheel bearing replaced?
    I'd be very interested to find out a bit more info.
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    Hi Cambo, obviously I'm no mechanic as I thought it was a broken axel. I've had no work done on the Mitsibishi Galant sudan. Its last warrant was in May. The mechanic said something about the nut coming off the bushes but its over my head!!

    No rat I can't tell you anymore. Our road is pretty friggen corrugated tho. I thought CV,bushes steering column were all the same.


    I was just doing a gentle right hand turn onto the Highway when it happened. But those mechanics sorted it pretty fast the next morn.
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    All good Dundee

    Possibly the rack mount came undone (broken bolt or came loose and lost bolt) and the bracket swung round into the CV. All I can think of.
    Been a while since I worked on a Misty (even though I did my time with Mitsy )

    The main thing is you're still here in 1 piece.
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    Got the bill tonight.Not bad I thought which could of been far worse.

    Heres the break down:
    Left hand front wheel out.Bring back too workshop and check over;Found bottom ball joint out and inner cv out.Fit new nut.

    Nut: $5,Pick up vehicle $30,cable tie $0.44

    Labour 2hrs $108.00 Total $154.96


    Think I earned another
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