Tex thanks very much for the advice mate, I may have to give you a call one weekend you're free to give us a few tips to check those things. To be honest I just have not had time. But the time has come to make time. I have found a secondhand tailshaft that I can get shipped to Burnie for $545 which is off an XR8 ute, pretty happy with that price. If I am in a good enough condition this Sunday I will try to check a few of those things though.