Front spline advice needed

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Havana Henry
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Front spline advice needed

Post by Havana Henry » 24th April 2012 - 2:32pm

The front of my 65 notch is lowered but sits lower on one side.

Although not a life or death problem, it's enough visually (about 10-15 mm from side to side) different to annoy me. As it's drivers side lower, maybe a string of fat lonely bloke owners causing sag over time? Whatever the cause, would I be right in thinking it's either change both springs for a good used set, or fiddle with the inner and outer spline settings till I get it more level? I'm not sure what height change you get from inner and outer, inner is less as I understand.

It's currently lowered, not drasticly though, but I'm not sure by how many splines and inner or outer, as it was that way when purchased by me.

Any thoughts on the above or other suggestions?
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Re: Front spline advice needed

Post by miketyp3 » 25th April 2012 - 1:39pm

There are a different number of splines on the inner and outer ends, so by adjusting both, it is possible to fine tune the height.
There is a formula in the factory workshop manual (and maybe the bentley also), if I can remember I'll try and dig it out.

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Re: Front spline advice needed

Post by Havana Henry » 25th April 2012 - 1:50pm

I was hoping that was the case. Any more tech info gratefully received Mike.

Cheers,

James
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Re: Front spline advice needed

Post by Fraz » 1st May 2012 - 8:13pm

I may have come across the exact information you're after :unibrow:

scroll down this page a little :thumbsup: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=222251

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Re: Front spline advice needed

Post by Havana Henry » 3rd May 2012 - 11:30pm

Fraz, I do believe that is what I was looking for, cheers :D :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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