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Old 02-10-09, 12:36 PM   #16
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God help us if OLT gets a hold of some dynamite "How to remove your block in under 3 seconds"
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Old 02-10-09, 02:32 PM   #17
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they make a solid replacement for the flex coupler. no need to ever replace it
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Old 02-24-09, 03:06 PM   #18
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they make a solid replacement for the flex coupler. no need to ever replace it
Link??????
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Old 02-24-09, 08:07 PM   #19
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they make a solid replacement for the flex coupler. no need to ever replace it
does it cause pre-mature bearing wear in the trans or diff?
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Old 02-25-09, 02:19 PM   #20
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Would this also cause vibration in the steering over 60 mph? There have been several post on here about vibration in the steering wheel, but no ones knows how or what the cause is? Is this the problem? Any ideas?
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Old 10-23-09, 01:36 PM   #21
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Default Flexible coupling replaced at 174,000

Seller complained about vibration. My mechanic found cracked coupling and broken tranny mount. Replaced both - bye bye vibration.
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Old 11-06-10, 07:28 PM   #22
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Sorry to revive an old thread but did anyone find where they sell the solid flex coupler for the drive shaft and diff. I need one urgently as mine is on the way out. Links would greatly help. Its a 5speed r154 to LSD diff Soarer (or Sc300 in the US)
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Old 05-29-12, 10:05 AM   #23
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Sorry to revive an old thread but did anyone find where they sell the solid flex coupler for the drive shaft and diff. I need one urgently as mine is on the way out. Links would greatly help. Its a 5speed r154 to LSD diff Soarer (or Sc300 in the US)

Here you go.

http://store.driftmotion.com/static/...termk4gssc.php

Just realized the date lol.
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Old 06-12-12, 06:11 PM   #24
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(a) Damn that's a lot of change for that.

(b) for high horsepower cars I can see the need, but for the street car on lower power keeping this soft is a must to lower vibration.

and for kicks (c) This was Leon's (LegendarySC) car his father wrecked and I stripped for parts. I was waiting on the "We haul junk cars away for free" guy to show up when I did this LOL. I never actually clarified that.
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Old 02-17-13, 11:36 PM   #25
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O.L.T- Nice work with the saw! I just bought the car yesterday and felt a few bad vibes. One fosho being the front rotors, fixed. Now I have a steady vibe that I can feel through the shifter "as stated in your post to be the center bearing" . But I also have something leading me to belive it may be engine/trans mount. Lets say cruising at 55mph, throttle enough to stay in 4th then let out, thump. Back in throttle slightly, thump. Out, thump. Mostly audible in 4th and 3rd gear, but I'm sure it's every gear.

The engine seems to have a lot of play doing the old school "is it my engine mounts?" test. Brakes applied 100% and enough throttle to get engine movement without smoking out the garage. Reverse not so much but when in drive it seems to torque over more than I'm used to seeing. Wish I had a measurement for you to go off of.

Are engine mounts pretty common problem?

Which ones do I go with for light performance?

Got any good links to PDF repair manual type stuff?

Thanks, Jon
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Old 03-19-14, 02:36 PM   #26
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To rule out the vibration culprit you will need to slide under the car and check the various pieces visually. If your flex coupler is ok it is likely your motor mounts or trans mount. If all of them are original they will need to be replaced at this point.

That is unless your car has sat in a dry temp controlled warehouse for the last twenty years and only driven in perfect weather a few times a month.
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Old 10-22-15, 10:38 PM   #27
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Bump from the dead.
I'm having similar problrms . I am not sure if I need a flex coupler or a carrier shaft bearing. Maybe I need both ?
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Old 10-24-15, 09:48 AM   #28
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I just ordered new bolts and washers as my solid diff adapter bolts keep coming loose. I hope there is a much easier way to them, ;-)
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