have a high
mileage drive shaft with vibrations in a couple of RPM ranges. I
pulled mine out, several times, attempting to correct the
I had new u-joints installed (a mistake; I would have preferred to
them myself - and I think the shop boogered the journals in one of the
thought I would
have the shaft spin balanced, which would either confirm above
boogering, or show some other difficulty (i.e., bent, out of balance,
of phase with our time-space, etc.)
one has the
fixtures to spin the VW shaft. Facing $695-1295 for rebuilt/new
shaft...I had one fabricated.
more common OTS parts, with greasable joints and a slider to adjust
as the different parts of the van flex. It cost me less then
It works great.
try having a local drive line shop "rebuild" the shaft, all that means
is installing new u-joints. The rubber flex collar will remain,
if that is the source of your vibration, you are stuck with it until
replace the shaft; the rubber collar is not serviced as its own
Try to find a shop that will spin balance/straiten etc the rebuilt unit
when they are done; might save you the trouble of installing the newer
unit only to have to pull it again.
500 miles city and highway driving, all appears to be well. The
shaft is not quite as smooth as the OEM shaft, given the absence of the
rubber collar, but is smooth in operation throughout the RPM
So far, I am happy...
Bowman - bowmanrp@