What a f&@£er!
It was around £650Great job, what was the cost for the torque tube rebuild?
Stick it in the bootIt was around £650
I highly reccomend taking the tube to them rather than using courriers. As the pallet logistics companies are in total chaos with the Brexdemic. Mine took an age to be delivered to them then got lost on the way back... I think it is because it is an odd shaped item as well... It's not worth the grief
They are up near Ross on Wye.
Can you clarify exactly what you are sceptical about?Good work, but I’m stil sceptical.
The tubes I have seen, all had more or less noisy bearings.
Even a 10k kms tube, was not quiet.
In my opinion, the bearings suffer from wobbly sections in the shaft, not the other way around.
These shafts are stressed by torque and tend to bow under load.
If you check run out between sections, you can clearly see the problem.
Its a design flaw in my opinion.
The rebuild specialist put the shaft on engineering V blocks to check how straight it is.Sceptical about new bearings being the solution.
If they are noisy, of course new bearings will help.
But the real culprit, is bent shaft sections, stressing out those new bearings again.
(And those bent sections causing vibrations at certain shaft rpm)
No worries, it's all part of the fun of owning an aging, complex and relatively high strung performance carSorry to hear that, hopefully you will look back on it one day with relief.
Seems all the transaxle ones have their peculiarities and need checking regularly. Now why did I end up with two of them? The 928 flex plate check has an Italian friend.
What sort of mileage?This has been a helpful (and a bit concerning) thread. I picked up an 05 Coupe GT (6 MT) a few weeks ago.
Particularly at high RPMs in 2nd gear I feel quite a bit of vibration. Feels like it's under the car, somewhere mid of the car to the rear wheels.
Is that likely something to do with this? Should it be addressed or is it common/normal?