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Old 12-13-2018, 11:11 AM   #29
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It's really not that easy to bend a drive shaft.

However, I also have a little bit of a hard time believing a scammer will meet up with the person to do a trade in cash.

I don't know why the OP didn't take the seller up on his offer of using the warranty (assuming that offer was really made).

Not sure we will ever get to the bottom of what happened to the driveshaft.
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Old 12-13-2018, 05:54 PM   #30
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this was his reply:

"Sir...i had no problem when i had it on my car...i didn't understand why u say is not straight... This is a good drive shaft when i sold it to u...now it is in yours hands and on your car after so many days...how you want me to be response to it after it was on your car sir? Sorry sir...the only thing i can do is help you contract the company who sold it to me..."

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It's really not that easy to bend a drive shaft.

However, I also have a little bit of a hard time believing a scammer will meet up with the person to do a trade in cash.

I don't know why the OP didn't take the seller up on his offer of using the warranty (assuming that offer was really made).

Not sure we will ever get to the bottom of what happened to the driveshaft.
I think it is safe to say that the offer was made. The reply posted by the OP just happens to be cut off right at that point.
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Old 12-13-2018, 06:10 PM   #31
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Moth recipe? doesnt sound very tasty.




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Old 12-13-2018, 06:41 PM   #32
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Not sure we will ever get to the bottom of what happened to the driveshaft.
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Old 12-13-2018, 06:48 PM   #33
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Old 12-13-2018, 07:02 PM   #34
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Moth recipe? doesnt sound very tasty.




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It's all in the preparation.
Disagree. It is all in getting a free range not a feed lot one. The free range is much better since they are not filled with hormones and waste products. Even the best feed lot ones are no good no matter how you prepare them.


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Old 12-14-2018, 07:28 PM   #36
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Holy crap this got stupid . I bought it ONE MONTH prior to contacting him about the problem, not two. I didnt get a chance to install it for two weeks, but did roll it on a flat floor when I got home and it rolled flat. It stayed rolled in carpet under a shelf until I had a chance to install it. Amazingly, two weeks later it was unharmed by the jagged and abrasive burbur carpet I so haphazardly rolled it in. Install was easy, I know how to use a torque wrench and I've done this many times on many different cars, trucks and a van or two. When I did, it vibrated badly above 70 and lost power at all speeds. My 1st thought was I installed it incorrectly somehow. I took it off, checked to see if it still rolled flat (it did) and reinstalled it in a different position. Same thing in all 4 positions. I took it to a local shop where they told me it was out of balance and said some other shop could probably fix it. That's when I contacted the seller and got his reply. Since then for shits and giggles I installed it on a friends BRZ. Same shit, different car. I understand that I didn't install it right away and didn't contact him with my concerns until a month later. If someone contacted me a month after I sold them something saying it was broken, I'd be suspicious too. But nothing happened to it while I had it. I also have a hard time believing it was fine on his car and not two others. Unless something happened between the time he took it off and the time he sold it to me. Now I'm stuck with an out of balance driveshaft that's going to end up costing me more than a new one once I get it fixed.



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Holy crap this got stupid . ... Now I'm stuck with an out of balance driveshaft that's going to end up costing me more than a new one once I get it fixed.
How much would it cost to have the driveshaft balanced?

How much would it cost for a new driveshaft?

If it's cost effective to have it balanced, I suggest you have it balanced and keep the receipt with a note from the shop, that it was in fact out of balance.

Then send a copy of the receipt and the shop's statement to the seller and ask him to pay half of the cost to have had the driveshaft balanced.

If the seller refuses, chalk that up to experience - about buying used stuff.


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Old 12-15-2018, 12:52 PM   #38
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I purchased an aluminum driveshaft from Mpower318 one month ago for $300. I didnt get a chance to install it for 2 weeks. When I did, it vibrated badly above 70mph. I assumed I installed it incorrectly (even though it's pretty hard to screw up a drive shaft install!) and went about trying a different position. The yoke on the front is channeled, so it only goes in 1 way. There are 4 bolts on the rear so I tried 4 different positions, but it always vibrated badly above 70mph. Frustrated, I took it to a local shop and they confirmed that it's not straight. I contacted Mpower318 and this was his reply:

"Sir...i had no problem when i had it on my car...i didn't understand why u say is not straight... This is a good drive shaft when i sold it to u...now it is in yours hands and on your car after so many days...how you want me to be response to it after it was on your car sir? Sorry sir...the only thing i can do is help you contract the company who sold it to me..."

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Holy crap this got stupid . I bought it ONE MONTH prior to contacting him about the problem, not two. I didnt get a chance to install it for two weeks, but did roll it on a flat floor when I got home and it rolled flat. It stayed rolled in carpet under a shelf until I had a chance to install it. Amazingly, two weeks later it was unharmed by the jagged and abrasive burbur carpet I so haphazardly rolled it in. Install was easy, I know how to use a torque wrench and I've done this many times on many different cars, trucks and a van or two. When I did, it vibrated badly above 70 and lost power at all speeds. My 1st thought was I installed it incorrectly somehow. I took it off, checked to see if it still rolled flat (it did) and reinstalled it in a different position. Same thing in all 4 positions. I took it to a local shop where they told me it was out of balance and some other shop could probably fix it. That's when I contacted the seller and got his reply. Since then for shits and giggles I installed it on a friends BRZ. Same shit, different car. I understand that I didn't install it right away and didn't contact him with my concerns until a month later. If someone contacted me a month after I sold them something saying it was broken, I'd be suspicious too. But nothing happened to it while I had it. I also have a hard time believing it was fine on his car and not two others. Unless something happened between the time he took it off and the time he sold it to me. Now I'm stuck with an out of balance driveshaft that's going to end up costing me more than a new one once I get it fixed.



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Can you provide us pictures of the driveshaft now? It should have weights that are either glued or welded to the shaft. I have a hard time believing the driveshaft is bent simply because it's not that easy to do. I had a local clutch and drive line shop make me front driveshafts for Jeep wranglers that had the CV shaft. Those CV's always grenaded and no one wants to spend a grand on a new one so we went to a standard u-joint. Whole thing ran 225 out the door. I'd imagine it's not bent like claimed in the first post but needs rebalanced like claimed in the second quote. If that's the case I'd just spend 100 or so and get it balanced and call it a day.
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Check out driveshaft pro in SD and Oceanside driveline in Oceanside. Should help you get fixed up
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I am kind of confused. Got the shaft, waited a while ,then put it on and vibrated. went to a shop and was told it was bent. Last post says he checked for straightness when he got it and was ok. Now says it is out of balance. What did the first shop check to find it bent after he said he check and it was strait? Usually the weights are mounted on the outside making floor checking impossible. Are there points indicating the weights have come off?


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