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Propshaft Q's
04-15-2014, 05:01 PM
Post: #1
Propshaft Q's
Have my prop shaft back, balanced and repainted and the inside shaft polished to move freely on the brass bushes. Now the big Q is, is this part with the rubber disc (and inside bushes with shaft) the side that mounts to the gearbox? Or is it the side that mounts to the VC and front differential? I can't remember.
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04-15-2014, 05:03 PM
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RE: Propshaft Q's
rubber "donut" to the gearbox side

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04-15-2014, 08:15 PM
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RE: Propshaft Q's
As Stuart says to the gearbox but on a diesel donut goes goes to the front diff side.
Don't ask why as I have no idea but Mr VW did it this way.
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04-15-2014, 09:20 PM
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RE: Propshaft Q's
Thank you guy's.

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04-16-2014, 09:59 AM
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RE: Propshaft Q's
Is the "donut" side the side with the plastic collar, the side that has two grease nipples (one inside the universal joint and one for the "sliding" part of the shaft), whereas the other side only has one nipple, ie inside the UJ?
If that is the case mine is fitted with the donut at the FRONT? (I know, because I greased it last night!).
Or is mine totally different (2.5 5 Cyl)?
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04-16-2014, 12:58 PM
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RE: Propshaft Q's
some guys fit them to the front as well, i am sure it makes no difference at all

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04-16-2014, 08:40 PM
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RE: Propshaft Q's
Enkie it sounds like you have an aftermarket prop fitted with a sliding
yoke. ( no donut) In this case you want the part that slides into the other at the back and the outer one at the front. This lessens the ingest of dirt.
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06-27-2016, 10:58 AM
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RE: Propshaft Q's
Please help me! I am confused !
From the discussion I gather that if you have a standard prop shaft with a rubber donut you fit the donut to the rear (gearbox side) if it is a petrol motor and to the front (front diff side) if it is a diesel motor!
Or does it not matter at all which side the donut is mounted!

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06-27-2016, 01:11 PM
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RE: Propshaft Q's
Vw had it rear in a petrol and front in a diesel, not sure why,

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