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  • CV joint lockwasher/spreader plate thingy issue

    Ok folk, I have hit a problem which I am struggling to get past with my propshaft overhaul.

    The original rubber boot and metal cover was entirely flat where the bolts pass thorugh using the lockwashers/spreader plates but the gkn replacement has a hump which stops it sitting flush.

    As a result i am struggling to find a modern alternative which is the right size. I thought I had found it but on trying them over the weekend, they are too large



    SO i need the shape of the new one but with a ~2mm reduction between the bolt-holes as shape which this one would be perfect. Problem is that very few sites seem to list actual measurements so seems like a process of elimination lol



    Anyone happen to know of any other ones which would fit? Cant believe I am the only one who has hit this issue but dont want to remount the prop without them as they are needed to torque up effectively

    Cheers
    David
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    1992 3b S2 Coupe

  • #2
    Simple solution refit the old lock plate with shake proof washer,s i changed mine about 2 years ago never had a problem

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    • #3
      not sure i follow...these photos illistrate the issue better

      As you can see the original get nowhere near the holes


      Replacement is the right shape to sit flush but too long
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      1992 3b S2 Coupe

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      • #4
        If you want to send me what you require I'll have some made. Shouldn't be too hard to do but will take a few day to get them done. Don't know if that's any help Dave. Regards Lynn

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        • #5
          I have these

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          • #6
            Originally posted by rxl View Post
            I have these
            I saw these and were next on the try list but can you confirm the part number that would really help. Are they from an A6 by chance?
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            1992 3b S2 Coupe

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            • #7
              Originally posted by LSG View Post
              If you want to send me what you require I'll have some made. Shouldn't be too hard to do but will take a few day to get them done. Don't know if that's any help Dave. Regards Lynn
              Lynn, thats a fantastic offer and very kind. If i cant trace those which RXL has above then i will take you up...many thanks
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              1992 3b S2 Coupe

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              • #8
                Originally posted by s2driveruk View Post

                I saw these and were next on the try list but can you confirm the part number that would really help. Are they from an A6 by chance?
                i think these ware 1K0407357C but need to check on weekend the mesurments

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                • #9
                  Why not grind the centre out to allow the plate to fit?
                  91 Modded 3B
                  14 A6 Avant Black Edition

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                  • #10
                    I just used the old boot, as it was in good order

                    Turned out that the noise I thought was the prop shaft is still there; I think it's my front pads clunking about but at least I know I have new CVs on the prop and the centre bearing is in better condition.
                    Cheers'en, AndyC

                    K24 Racing - K24R Products

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                    • #11
                      A visit to Mr Grinder would solve your problem entirely - just shave a bit out the middle of original bracket.

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                      • #12
                        I had this problem I went to local Audi gave them chassis number and the number plate reg and I ended up with full set all wrong size even if i drill them. Audi are **** I’m going to check with other vag cars to see if I can use that instead otherwise I will get some made up in stainless steel. Which should last a long time

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                        • #13
                          managed to reuse the originals. The issue was the GKN boots were incorrect, the ones in the pictures above are for a 1/2 shaft inner cv to enable extended angles rather than a flat backed one which is for the cardan shaft/propshaft.

                          I had the correct propshaft cv's and boots put on and then just cleaned up the lockwashers.
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                          1992 3b S2 Coupe

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                          • #14
                            Do you have the part number for the correct propshaft boots? I have the incorrect ones as well.
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