driveshaft gearbox leak
Dont know if anyone else has had the same issue as my wifes mini but the gearbox was leaking from the offside driveshaft. Upon inspection it was noticed that sharft had pulled out about 40mm. It was refitted and 2 days later it pulled out again, refitted and again it pulled out.
Upon close inspection the bearing in the clamp that holds the shaft onto the chassis where it connects to the CV joint was loose and could move up and down the shaft. This was allowing shaft to wind its way out of the gearbox, especially when the steering was on full lock.
So the fix was £480 for a new shaft from mini or a dob of weld on the gearbox side of the shaft to stop the rod sliding through the bearing. Guess what we did?
So its been 4 days now and no leak.