Driveshaft fit

Mike Sylvester msylvester at
Thu Sep 11 17:30:56 EDT 2003

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I have never seen a '91 200q with a carbon fiber driveshaft.
I believe it is the urS4 with that beast.  However that does not mean
it is the same metal one as used on the 10v 200.

I plan on rebuilding mine with the MB bearing that I bought from Clair about 2 years ago.
Apparently I have a high tolerance for driveshaft noise.

Mike Sylvester

The driveshaft, IIRC, is a special lightweight unit made of carbon
fibre and unique for the '91 200q (naturally). As to the noise--could
it be from the driveshaft's center bearing which is sometimes found
to be in need of replacement? I don't know the symptoms (sound) of a
bad bearing--others can comment on that. I believe a replacement
bearing is available by using a modified M-B part.

What about the U-joint?


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