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Old August 4th, 2009, 09:16 PM
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Lost a driveshaft

Will it hurt anything to drive temporarily without a front drive shaft?
Any resources out there for a HD driveshaft for NASD90 with 300TDI conversion?

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Old August 4th, 2009, 09:33 PM
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Remove the shaft and lock the center diff - drove my truck for several weeks that way with no ill effects.
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Old August 4th, 2009, 11:06 PM
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Fine to drive without in diff lock for basically as long as you want. If you have a lift, get a rebuilt Disco II driveshaft with the greasable joints and swap the flange on your t-case to a Disco II one.
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Old August 5th, 2009, 10:06 AM
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Will it hurt anything to drive temporarily without a front drive shaft?
Any resources out there for a HD driveshaft for NASD90 with 300TDI conversion?

Thanks
Call Tom Woods for the front shaft, best in the biz.. Or I can help you out.. Gimmie a jingle.
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Old August 5th, 2009, 10:56 AM
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Last year when fuel prices were through the roof, I removed mine in hopes of better economy in my 300tdi. Drove it that way for 5 months and got about 2 mpg more. No ill effects noticed.

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Old August 5th, 2009, 05:22 PM
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Last year when fuel prices were through the roof, I removed mine in hopes of better economy in my 300tdi. Drove it that way for 5 months and got about 2 mpg more. No ill effects noticed.

Dennis
That's incredible. Tdi D90's get what - 20 - 23 mpg? (I have no idea).

That's a 10% plus improvement in MPG just by removing the front driveshaft?

I wonder what removing the D/S would do for an NAS V8 mileage?
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Old August 5th, 2009, 08:55 PM
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Thanks for the help all... I got it home no issues.
I thought that the u-joint was the only issue with a closer inspection it looks like I have a crack also
Guess I will be calling Tom Woods tomorrow

and running slaughter house gultch in Bailey in 2-wheel drive this weekend
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Old August 6th, 2009, 01:23 AM
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Garth, My typical milage with the 300tdi with the 4HP22 is about 23.5 With the front drive shaft removed I was getting close to 26. Everthing else is stock sizes.

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Old August 6th, 2009, 11:04 PM
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Remove both driveshafts - then it won't use any fuel at all!
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Old August 8th, 2009, 04:06 PM
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Remove both driveshafts - then it won't use any fuel at all!
No, you'll get 0 mpg.
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