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Driveshaft Notchy On One Axis


austinmf

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Pulled my driveshaft today as I can see light through the center bearing rubber and I am replacing the bearing.

 

Got the driveshaft marked and ready to pop the 24mm nut and tested the shaft.  All the bearing are smooth except one that connects to the differential.

 

It is notchy dead center and nowhere else, was thinking I could rotate the bearing 180 degrees but that doesnt work.

 

I since three out of four seem fine, what is my downside?  

 

There is a driveshaft specialist shop in San Antonio but guessing all would need to be replaced and the shaft rebalanced.

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If it's just notchy and not crunchy, it'll last a good while longer.  When it gets crunchy,

then it's about done.  

 

heh

 

t

"I learn best through painful, expensive experience, so I feel like I've gotten my money's worth." MattL

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Thank you guys!  You guys rock. It's just notchy in one spot. I am going to run it a little while longer and send it to Ireland Engineering for a rebuild as they support the board. ;)

I am planning several 275 mile trips :)

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FOR SALE-----74 2002tii 2782194 Turkis, Megasquirt, Korman road sport springs, Bilstein HD shocks, 13" FPS Bottle Caps

 

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I know I should.... I could hear CD saying to replace them all in the back of my mind...

 

Took me 20 minutes to drop the shaft, will have to wait till Santa brings me one... :)

 

Thank you all for an amazingly supportive board.  I could not do this without all of you!

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if it is any consolation...the driveshaft in my 325e is not just notchy..it has visible slop in one of the u-joints.  been that way for the last 32,000 miles i have been driving it....;)

 

i know, i know...i need to replace it....one of these days....

2xM3

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I have dumped a ton of money into the car.... momma is NOT happy...  the kids need new shoes...

 

Just scored a 1983 BMW 320IS.... guess I will use the money I make parting it out on a new driveshaft!  :(

FOR SALE-----74 2002tii 2782194 Turkis, Megasquirt, Korman road sport springs, Bilstein HD shocks, 13" FPS Bottle Caps

 

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no, really, don't sweat it.  It'll give you LOTS of warning before anything remotely bad happens.

 

There are things to worry about, and then there's this.

 

t

"I learn best through painful, expensive experience, so I feel like I've gotten my money's worth." MattL

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