Tailshaft Issues

SNagorcka

New Member
Hi, I have a 2006 Nissan Navara D22 3.0 Manual - I have just had the tailshaft done up and balanced and after refitting I have noticed that the centre bearing is hot to touch. I have rang the company who did the reco on the tailshaft and they have advised that it may be hot for a while until it seats itself. I honestly do not believe a centre bearing should get hot, but would really appreciate feedback from anybody who has gone through the same repairs and let me know there thoughts?
 

discomatt

Well-Known Member
A bearing seating its self is a BS line from the workshop in my opinion.
Ring another tail shaft specialist, there are plenty, just check reviews before ringing and ask if a hot center bearing is normal
 

SNagorcka

New Member
A bearing seating its self is a BS line from the workshop in my opinion.
Ring another tail shaft specialist, there are plenty, just check reviews before ringing and ask if a hot center bearing is normal
Thank you for your reply. We agree, but we cannot seem to be able to find anybody who has actually found this problem before; so therefore they don't know what is causing it to happen and have no advice as to how to fix it.
 

CaptainBanana

Well-Known Member
If you have heat it's a due to friction and bearings are there to eliminate friction so common sense suggest someone is not doing good quality work
 

typhoeus

Well-Known Member
but, bearings do get warm with use, feel your wheel bearings after a drive, how hot is hot?
 

Batts88

Well-Known Member
I found some info that said it shouldn't exceed around 80c not sure how accurate that is but what temp is it running at you may need to go for a good drive and use a temp probe or a heat gun to get an accurate reading before approaching other companies. Also remember it runs at a very high speed so it's going to get pretty warm and with ambient heat, heat off the road the exhaust and engine all may contribute every bit counts.
 
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