Thread: drive shaft heavy rust
10-23-2011, 06:11 PM #1
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drive shaft heavy rust
ok so im going in to replace my carbon seal and to my suprise the carbon seal has over a quarter inch of play on the driveshaft and the shaft is pitted and rusted badly. am i in need for a new shaft? is this normal? does anybody have a driveshaft for a 05 rxt? will a rxp shaft fit? will all years fit? please help
10-23-2011, 07:16 PM #2
10-23-2011, 11:20 PM #3
I have done this a couple times and it's a pain in the rear. You are going to have to cut off your bellow if the rust is significant. It practically welds itself together and there is no other way to remove it.
For the 05' rxt's you will need another shaft off an 05' rxt because the rxp shaft will not work. Also the shaft is slimmer and uses the smaller bellow, carbon seal and boot. It would be wise to replace all three while you're at it. I would also recommend the bellow band or just placing two o-rings in between your boot will work real well to add support and you will notice less cavitation.
10-24-2011, 12:14 AM #4
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it wouldnt be a bad idea to get the shaft cleaned and powdercoated, just protect the splines and where the c clip goes.
I powdercoated my waterbox, impeller cone, intercooler and pipes. looks neat and protects the aluminum against corrosion. I was starting to see corrosion on these parts. So I had to do something about it.
Have not done my driveshaft yet.
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