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front drive shaft spacers

Postby axeman » 08 Apr 2013, 18:42

i found out that these were missing yesterday when i was removing the diff on sally's van. i replaced the vc and the the 2 outer cv joints and cleaned, repacked and rebooted the 2 inner joints, i have reinstalled the diff as i had to get the van back on the road (drive it home) but with out the spacers. dose any one know what the effect is of running the van with out the spacers?

also if any one has a spaire pair that they are willing to part with let me know.

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Re: front drive shaft spacers

Postby Simon Baxter » 08 Apr 2013, 18:46

A few people have asked for these now, I'll see if I have a spare at work and get some lasered out and zinced.
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Re: front drive shaft spacers

Postby axeman » 08 Apr 2013, 18:48

perfect, not that i will hold you to it but roughly how long until you have stock?

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Re: front drive shaft spacers

Postby hugomonkey » 08 Apr 2013, 18:56

if you cant wait for simon they have them here
http://www.busschmiede.de/shop/T3-Syncr ... n-u-aussen
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Re: front drive shaft spacers

Postby max and caddy » 08 Apr 2013, 19:50

I have a spare pair..I think...£15 posted?
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Re: front drive shaft spacers

Postby Aidan » 08 Apr 2013, 20:16

futbus made a load, probably still on the webshop
I've no spares anymore
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Re: front drive shaft spacers

Postby max and caddy » 08 Apr 2013, 20:24

£10.85 each at futbus...
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Re: front drive shaft spacers

Postby hugomonkey » 08 Apr 2013, 20:40

i´ve got about 20 but the stupidly expensive danish postage system kinda takes me out of the game :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Re: front drive shaft spacers

Postby max and caddy » 08 Apr 2013, 20:42

I'm winning... :ok
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Re: front drive shaft spacers

Postby syncropaddy » 08 Apr 2013, 21:35

max and caddy wrote:I'm winning... :ok


I dont have any but you can have them for nothing :ok
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Re: front drive shaft spacers

Postby John Potter » 09 Apr 2013, 14:19

What does happen if they are missing ? IIRC mine did not have any when I dropped the drive shafts off to change the outers.
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Re: front drive shaft spacers

Postby max and caddy » 09 Apr 2013, 20:49

I would say the joint wont be perfectly located centrally and may be compromised in the torque transfer department...that's my guess...based on nothing!
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Re: front drive shaft spacers

Postby Aidan » 10 Apr 2013, 06:00

without them I figure the length of stroke is reduced across the whole shaft (ie both cv's range of lateral motion) by the 5mm and the inner cv joint runs closer to it's angular limit, also there may be some interference with the extra thread length on the correct 50mm bolts sticking out of the back of the flanges and say damaging the plastic adjusting ring cover if it has become distorted over time (and a lot have) - if you fit them to a van where they were missing check the bolts are 50mm rather than the rears 48mm
genuine bolts still available from vw I think and brickies
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Re: front drive shaft spacers

Postby Abyss » 10 Mar 2014, 16:29

be nice if someone had these still,, I require a set :ok
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Re: front drive shaft spacers

Postby Simon Baxter » 10 Mar 2014, 16:49

We have them, probably festering in a corner somewhere, no idea where they went.
I'll go look now.
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