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Hi guys,

I am pretty sure I know what this is, but I wanted a second opinion. I noticed the other day that when I pulled into the dual carriageway and give it full beans there was a distinct knocking coming from under my seat. It actually felt like one of the kids was kicking the back of my chair on the left side. But as I was alone in the car it can't be that! It stopped as soon as I eased of the throttle. Driving sensibly there is nothing, it is only under full throttle acceleration above 4k rpm, roughly, and at any speed, as soon as you are cruising, even at motorway speeds there is no noticeable indications anything is wrong.

I had a quick look under the car this evening and although I didn't see anything, I did note that the feeling I am getting is right around the back end of the gear box area. My assumption is that it is the propshaft bearing that is on its way out.

This thing..https://m.autodoc.co.uk/febi-bilstein/7108312

Would that be a safe assumption? Or is it likely to be something worse? I have heard that these are a fairy common issue. For reference the Treg is on roughly 105k miles.

Thanks in advance.


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Centre bearing.
Can be repaired for nothing using the Jimi Fix (spelt just like that) or the Viagra Fix will cost 80 eurines.
 

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Ok Thanks.

I am not familiar with either of these fixes. So I'll have to do some looking.

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Right,
I managed to get the bearing fixed at the weekend using the 16mm hose method. It appears to have done the job, hard to tell if I can detect any vibrations as the roads in Scotland are so shit.

What I didn't do was re-grease the bearing. I couldn't see clearly how to get the seal out and looks like I can only get access to one side. Does anyone have any tips or trick as to how to go about re-greasing this?

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Syringe and needle under the lip of the bearing seal to inject fresh grease. Just need to make sure you use a similar type of grease to what the bearing was originally lubricated with to avoid any incompatibility in the formulations
 

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Ok thanks.

Regards the grease, this is what I have..

Mobil Mobilith SHC 220 Red Lithium Grease 380g Cartridge MOB-149612-1 = 380g https://amzn.eu/d/0Lvmqoz

Any idea what VW used from Factory??

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Depends on who supplied the bearing, It should have some makers marks on it. Probably *** or SKF. Also probably a lithium soap based grease.
 

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Is a certain German bearing companies initials ( Fischer's Automatische Gusstahlkugelfabrik ) been starred out in my post above for a reason ?
 

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hahaha, I am glad you followed up on that, as I would have been looking literally for *** !!
 

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Depends on who supplied the bearing, It should have some makers marks on it. Probably *** or SKF. Also probably a lithium soap based grease.
No idea - could be a spellcheck error - simply edit your post to the correct spelling.

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It accepts the F...G when I type it but then when I post the F...G gets changed to *** immediately on what appears on the forum
 

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******
 

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I’m wondering if the forum operating system is blocking what it might perceive as an offensive word - not experienced this before. Message me the the actual name/word and I’ll ask Admin the question 🤔
 

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F A G - a boring task, or a schoolboy who makes toast for future prime ministers, or a cigarette.
F A G G O T - fire lighting material or a very tasty meat dish best served with onion gravy.
The Daily Titanic won't allow these words either when subscribers leave comments to articles on line.
 

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F A G - a boring task, or a schoolboy who makes toast for future prime ministers, or a cigarette.
F A G G O T - fire lighting material or a very tasty meat dish best served with onion gravy.
The Daily Titanic won't allow these words either when subscribers leave comments to articles on line.
Farcebook bans people using them for 30 days
 
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