Driveshaft lengths (bare driveshaft lengths) ** wanted **

Discussion in 'Transmission' started by RobT, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. A.N. Other Banned after significant club disruption Dec 5th 2

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    ^^ Ok, so that could mean VR d/shafts are different to normal 4-stud Passats. Nothing in the late Haynes manual I have here.

    FWIW, Haynes data reads:
    • Golf 2 non-GTI
      • Short shaft: 443mm
      • Long shaft: 677.2mm
    • Golf 2 GTI
      • Short shaft: 447mm
      • Long shaft: 681.2mm
     
  2. A.N. Other Banned after significant club disruption Dec 5th 2

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    Just an update

     
  3. lufbramatt Forum Member

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    im in the process of taking apart a 1995 ABF engined mk4 passat, its 5-stud with the proper VR6 style upright with a threaded ball joint and associated wishbones, so uses the same setup as the VR6 passat along with 288mm brakes.

    the 4 stud passats from 1988 to 1996 used the mk2 golf style uprights with a pinch bolt holding the ball joint in place. So yes, there are 2 styles of passat wishbone.
     
  4. A.N. Other Banned after significant club disruption Dec 5th 2

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    Great info there. So the question has to be 'is a Passat VR6 wishbone the same as a Golf VR6'

    I'd guess not, because the access hole in the wishbone to get a spanner through to the subframe has to be in a different place on a Passat.

    So that leaves the lingering doubt of whether the Passat VR driveshaft is longer than a 4-stud Passat driveshaft... and by how much
     
  5. voteforpedro Forum Member

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    I've got a pair of Mk3 CL driveshafts I will measure when I get home.

    Where am I measuring from and to?
     
  6. A.N. Other Banned after significant club disruption Dec 5th 2

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    They're bare measurements, ie without CVs, so if you've got them stripped down...it's end to end
     
  7. voteforpedro Forum Member

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    They still have CV joints on and I want to sell them on in the same way... no way of measuring them with the joints on then?
     
  8. A.N. Other Banned after significant club disruption Dec 5th 2

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    Not really, but deffo cheers for the thought :)
     
  9. neil kaye Forum Junkie

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    just measured my bare 16v mk2 1988 shafts and a raddo early vr6 one too
    16v short 432mm
    16v long 681mm
    raddo vr long 666mm

    need raddo short size
     
  10. A.N. Other Banned after significant club disruption Dec 5th 2

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    Great - I've just updated the table from the prev. page with that - cheers :thumbup:

     
  11. Admin Guest

    Right, i had a spare pair of drive shafts that have been hiding in the garage for a while. They came with a KR engine and gearbox i bought a while ago. They were said to be from a Golf MK2 16v.

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    I striped them down and have measured them up, they are

    Short 443mm
    Long 677mm

    Now these sizes are a pretty exact match for the haynes non GTi MK2. So looks like i got a bad deal - :lol:
    Interesting to note that the Outer CV are 80mm measured like this...

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    and the inner CV is a definate 90mm one. Is there anyway of telling what these shafts are from for certain? the only markings on them are a painted on 50 on the short and 43 on the longer shaft.

    cheers.
     
  12. rubjonny

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    looks like 1.6 carby ones then, if the inner cvs are 90mm and the shafts merasure up to non-gti. what code is on the gearbox bellhousing?
     
  13. Admin Guest

    The gearbox they came with was a 16v, looks like the wrong shafts got sent to me :lol:

    The pic i took of the outer CV shows them as 80mm are these the same as the mk1 GTi outer CV's?

    cheers Tom.
     
  14. A.N. Other Banned after significant club disruption Dec 5th 2

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    Cheers for the extra data - deffo those shaft type dimensions are well confirmed now.
     
  15. rubjonny

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    If the shafts are indeed 1.6 90mm then both c/vs are same part as on a MK1 1.5-1.8 with 90mm c/vs :)

    The reason I ask about the box is it may have had the c/v flanges swapped for 90mm jobbers?
     
  16. Admin Guest

    The box had 100mm flanges so it seems the wrong shafts were sent with the box, NP as i had other 100mm shafts.

    I was hoping this info would confirm some measurements for this very useful faq
     
  17. rubjonny

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    ok cool, just didnt want you to find out the hard way is all :lol:
    I have a set of 16v shafts coming for mine, if it needs C/Vs I'll measure the shafts. The old ones off my 8vs have totally shafted C/Vs so I'll be able to pop them off for measurements either way.
     
  18. pascal77uk Paid Member Paid Member

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    Any info on mk4 shafts
     
  19. A.N. Other Banned after significant club disruption Dec 5th 2

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    Nothing yet... here's the info so far

     
  20. fife-flyer CGTI Regional Host

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    Any body know were I can get a set of 'one off' shafts made???

    Just fitted an O2M 20VT to a mk2 and have got round every hurdle bar the shafts...[:^(]

    I have both sets of G60 and O2M shafts and measurements.. Just need some were to put them together and balance them...
     

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