Driveshaft flex disc failure. Yikes!

Did you see something that was supposed to be a car at one time and now looks like the frankenstein monster? If so take some pics of that fugly thing and post them here. This also goes for any other "rice" you may find littering the streets or shows.

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Driveshaft flex disc failure. Yikes!

Post by gull » Mon Dec 04, 2006 8:16 pm

Front driveshaft flex disc failure on a RWD diesel Mercedes (not mine, thankfully):
http://www.dieselgiant.com/Mercedes%20f ... ailure.htm
Pretty nasty. It sliced the transmission tunnel open like a can opener.

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Post by Calimus » Mon Dec 04, 2006 8:44 pm

This isn't a WTF, it's more like a holy s@!t
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Post by Briano1234 » Tue Dec 05, 2006 1:48 am

That is almost like the time I saw a prop blade go shooiting through the fuselage............is was a run up test on a rebuilt prop.... Scared the shit outta everyone there
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Post by gull » Tue Dec 05, 2006 2:02 am

I bet. Props can be scary enough when they're working as intended. ;)
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Post by 1lowcab » Sat Dec 09, 2006 4:19 am

WOW!
definitely a holy shit!!!!! :)
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Post by gull » Sat Dec 09, 2006 7:23 pm

The worst part of it is, according to the article, the impact of the driveshaft hitting the tunnel set off the airbag. (The airbag controller on that car is in the center console.)

I bet that's a moment the driver won't soon forget!
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