Rear beam bearing replacement...who does this in Sydney?
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    Default Rear beam bearing replacement...who does this in Sydney?

    I've just plucked my rear beam out as part of a major overhaul and need to get the bearings replaced / beam overhauled and want to know who is the best at refurbishing these things.. ?
    The outer bearings need replacing and i guess the inners will need to be done as well. Any advice welcome.

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    Advice? Buy the shafts overseas and save a bundle. Get the good bearings from EAI (Grahame Wallis raised this detail). If Peter T or Adrian W can't get to it soon enough for your timeframe, I may have another contact to do the presswork.

    Also renew the rear flex hose set while you're at it.

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    Default Re: Rear beam bearing replacement...who does this in Sydney?

    Keen to hear more on this also, will be doing the 306s soon

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    Thanks Addo,

    Got the bearings yesterday from EAI in Thornleigh. I have just jumped on line and found a pair of new shafts and should get them next week... now it's a matter of getting the old beam apart.... need a can of WD40 for each side I think....

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    Best place overseas for shafts?

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    Genuine, or non-genuine? I've got places for both. It's good value to order three pair at a time if going genuine. From memory they can land under $140 each when you do this, which is cheaper than ParagonPug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by addo View Post
    Genuine, or non-genuine? I've got places for both. It's good value to order three pair at a time if going genuine. From memory they can land under $140 each when you do this, which is cheaper than ParagonPug.
    Do you have a source of new genuine driveshafts for 205 GTI, addo? Early (87) car.
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    If they're as good as genuine I don't care. Mine are for a 306 but I believe they are the same part, correct?
    I would go in on a group buy if it was on but I am looking to move on it in the next week at least.

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    I found some really cheap ones. 61 Polish Zlotys ($19) plus freight. "Expert Line" brand. this appeals to my inner bargain-hunting masochist for shit parts.

    Also found "First" brand fairly cheap (not to be confused with Birth brand or FirstLine); about 60 Euro.

    Noted that ParagonPug/PugFive do not presently say theirs actually are genuine! Thanks for coming.

    Febi may be a good compromise; it would be a hair over $100/shaft delivered for six, P/N 32781 from a few German suppliers.

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    Purchased a pair of genuine shafts from Paragonpug for $399 including shipping.

    I should get them next week and thanks to Peter T for getting in touch re the bearing work.

    On the topic of suspension, I'm fitting Bilstein B6 struts to the front with Group N top mount rubbers. after dismantling the macpherson struts I discovered that my car has been running around with the incorrect top mounts since I bought it... there was about 5mm vertical play. The old rubbers are tapered on one side and flat on the bottom and super soft... I think maybe from a 505 or 504? Maybe this was the reason I changed lanes each time I accelerated????

    The group N top mounts tightened down beautifully and I'm throwing new genuine control arms in as well so the front end will be tight as....

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    Default Rear beam bearing replacement...who does this in Sydney?

    From my experience changing lanes is normally a symptom of worn wishbone bushes, might pay to check them as well....

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    Default Rear beam bearing replacement...who does this in Sydney?

    Yes, the bushes are gone as well.. Will be changing them out as well..

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