Driveshafts lifespan?

Discussion in 'Engine, Gearbox, Exhaust and Air Intake' started by bedoef, May 9, 2019.

  1. bedoef

    bedoef Platinum Member

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    2012 Clio RS 200
    Anyone know what the expected lifespan of the driveshafts on the Mk3 Clio is? Mine have done just over 115k kms, and looks like the shorter one (drivers side) has a CV joint that is going bad. I want to figure out if its because of mishandling from the last garage, or age.

    Also, when I replace it, should I change both or just one?
     

  2. youngarthur

    youngarthur

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    I have a meglio, with a 225 box. I had the CV joint started to tick on lock, so used the original shaft, with a new CV joint. Car is used for shopping, and around 6 track days a year, so my driveshaft, has lasted around 8 years, 75000 miles. Changing only one, will be fine.
     
  3. Big Ben

    Big Ben Winner - POTM February 2018 Paid Member

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    Does it have a rubber outer gaitor or plastic?
     
  4. youngarthur

    youngarthur

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    Rubber Ben.
     
  5. bedoef

    bedoef Platinum Member

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    Location:
    Dubai
    Car:
    2012 Clio RS 200
    Do you recall where you got the CV joint from / the part number? I wouldn't mind trying that as a fix
     
  6. Big Ben

    Big Ben Winner - POTM February 2018 Paid Member

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    Thanks Arthur
     
  7. youngarthur

    youngarthur

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    Euro car parts, and a few others.
     
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  8. bedoef

    bedoef Platinum Member

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    Location:
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    Car:
    2012 Clio RS 200
    Thanks, will have a look!
     
  9. bedoef

    bedoef Platinum Member

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    Location:
    Dubai
    Car:
    2012 Clio RS 200
    Right, so my garage is telling me the longer driveshaft is bent. I had no warning until I started getting a vibration when pulling away from a stop.

    Anyone experience a bent driveshaft on the 197/200s? Are you lowered or stock?

    Is this a normal thing for our cars?
     

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