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Best place to buy stub axle & castle nuts

Discussion in 'T3 & T4 Tech Help Clinic' started by Grantus, Apr 10, 2019.

  1. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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  2. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    I was looking for some before for a mate and was told they are the same as T2?
     
  3. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    From what I’ve found, I believe that’s true!

    Just wondering if some are better quality than others?.....:rolleyes:
     
  4. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    If they are the same Micks is a bargain. Perhaps give them a call & see where its made.
     
  5. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Sent an email enquiry to Micks, to see where they are made, and if they are VW Classic parts......
     
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  6. mackaymanx

    mackaymanx Active Member

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    Castle nuts come in two types, 8 and 10 slot. 10 slot having a higher torque because you don't have to turn as far to line up the slot for the cotter pin. 10 slot is correct for later T3
     
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  7. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Mick Motors reply, states that their stub axles are from Brazil.
     
  8. syncro

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    How about second hand?
     
  9. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Am looking at that option as well Phill.

    I’m thinking a decent original used one, would be better quality than a Brazilian new one, depending upon how many times the castle nut has been on and off the thread.........
     
  10. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    I couldn't imagine to many people undoing and doing up the castle nuts,if it's anything like the T2 ones,done up pretty tight.
     
  11. tintop

    tintop Well-Known Member

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    my spare bay window assembly has a 6 slot nut...someone disassembled it without undoing the nut first...if you think you can do something with it you can pick it up in o'connor. Patrick 0438016545

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  12. Barry

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    It’s not by choice.
    The reason I was looking was a mates hadn’t been done up properly.
    Basically i reckon the nut had come loose a bit and flogged the stub axle and flange plate out.
    No matter how much you tighten up the nut you couldn’t get it to bite on the drive flange.
     
  13. Grantus

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    Very kind Patrick! :)

    I’ve sent the pics to my mechanic, and awaiting a reply from him, which probably won’t be till next week....:(
     
  14. tintop

    tintop Well-Known Member

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    No problem...won't hurt for it to stay in the shed a bit longer :)
     
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  15. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Another bizarre twist to the story, is that the Kanga Banga went back to to spray painters on March 15, and I didn’t want to put any rush or pressure on him, to sort the issues.......

    He sent me an email last Friday, to say it was ready, but I couldn’t sort time to collect it and bring it home until Monday.

    Tuesday the issue arose with the SC, so it’s now parked up, as my mechanic asked if it could wait till after Easter.

    No worries, as the Velle is now back, and on work duties. ;)


    Nice when some things work out, and yes, it is handy to have two workhorses, when one is off duty. o_O
     
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  16. David H

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    Takes 2 Kombi's to keep one on work duties;).
    Cheers
     
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  17. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    No show ponies here........ just simple workhorses, that I try my best to look after, to keep them both tidy & functional... ;)
     
  18. cbus

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    I have a parts bus .
    Can pull the bits off that if you want.
     
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  19. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Cheers Col! :)

    I’ll try and sort this issue locally first, but I’ll keep your offer in mind. ;)
     
  20. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    No prob.
    Some stuff heading down to Phil just after Easter.
    Might be able to get it on a KC courier if needed?
     
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