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    Default vx ss centre bearing

    are you able to change these at home, or is it a shop job?
    i helped change one, in an old R31 yesterday, and wasn't too hard.
    thanks in advance.
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    all good, just youtube'd it, easier than the R31 tailshaft
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    Some seem to go real easy and others don't seem to want to budge without some serious shop equipment.

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    ol mate was quoted 440 inc. gst. about 40 for the part, took ol mate on youtube, about 10 mins max.
    i think i've found a way, to be the next billionaire.
    don't tell Trump. lol.
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    .. the bearing generally is an easy
    the CV is a prick of a job
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    are you referring to the CV,s coming out of the diff, Smitty?
    i,ve only had live axle cars, not sure of irs stuff...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 308HG View Post
    are you referring to the CV,s coming out of the diff, Smitty?
    i,ve only had live axle cars, not sure of irs stuff...
    no mate....
    ALL Commodore tailshafts have a centre bearing (the topic of this thread) and a CV joint
    the bearings do die and can be replaced pretty easily .. but the CV joint is a tuffer mudder to replace
    really it is a prick of a job to replace and get it right

    and if you do replace the CV joint, the shaft will always need a re-balance

    I say all the above, having done a couple of them










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    that looks very similar, to the r31 shaft, we did saturday.
    whats the go, with the shiny strap? homemade? and the bearing suppied, was not vulcanised, to the strap?
    ebay listings, show the bearing, strap, and mount, as a one piece job.
    i youtube'd this stuff- replace vx centre bearing, and, none of what your talking about, came up?
    not having a go at you, just confused, seemed easy as.
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    That is an early driveshaft (VB to VT) the later style (VX on wards) driveshafts don't use the center CV and uni's at each and rather the rubber doughnuts and center uni instead.

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    cheers immortality - thats what youtube looked like, no CV, which is good news
    dont wanna prove you wrong Smitty, if you sus out that youtube vid, i can't see a CV.
    WTF?, WTF is going on with commodores, they say improving, i say, moving away from PROVEN!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 308HG View Post
    that looks very similar, to the r31 shaft, we did saturday.
    whats the go, with the shiny strap? homemade? and the bearing suppied, was not vulcanised, to the strap?
    ebay listings, show the bearing, strap, and mount, as a one piece job.
    i youtube'd this stuff- replace vx centre bearing, and, none of what your talking about, came up?
    not having a go at you, just confused, seemed easy as.
    have a look at the GMH service manual page... think this is clear enuff



    this page covers all ... VB thru VX
    then
    1/2 way thru VX there was a breakpoint to change the shaft design to add rubber gearbox block



    and then a further change to add the rubber diff coupling and at the same time swap the CV joint for a uni joint! (so by VY it looks like this)



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    The missus VX II is the same as the bottom pic.

    I believe VT was the change over model, the rubber coupling was first used with the Getrag manual transmission which was first used in the VS series 2 models although I'm not sure if the VS used the rubber couplings.
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    .. my VX SS that I had (very early S1) was the same as the VK
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    yes by the time SII had arrived, changes had been made (mainly because of NVH issues with the toe link introduced then)
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    thank you Smitty, that info is great.
    the youtube vid, is of the last tailshaft (no cv)
    the 1st/top shaft and diagram, is pretty much the same as the R31 shaft.
    car in question is 6/2001, will have a look to see what im up against, if its got the cv , i'll take it out, then its their problem.
    thanks again.
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    If find the early style fairly easy to do, just mark it all before taking it apart.

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