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    My propshaft on a bmw set up has 2 shafts with a middle rubber bearing, this has one shaft with a male spline going through the rubber bearing thing, the other end has a threaded nut under this is a internally splined plastic sleeve that buts upto the metal internal spline inside the propshaft.

    Now I'm guessing this is to either quieter the shafts as they slip together or to keep dirt out, the shaft is too long by 1cm ish, if I remove the nut and the plastic sleeve it's got plenty of slack now can I shorten the nut and cut the plastic down (about half it's length) reassemble and use it like that

    This propshaft assembly is used between engine and diff which are both fixed so don't require a slip joint, what do you guys reckon???

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    I'm no expert, but worth a go I think.

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    Well on your advice Ian (well you were the only one) I've shortened the plastic and put it back together and it looks ok, the proof is when it's driving.....

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    i work for a propshaft company the plastic seal is to keep out the dirt. it also clamps on to the spline to remove any play when tight. install the prop then nip the nut up and it should be ok .check the small arrows line up that should be stamped on the two mating parts. sometimes you have to tension the rubber on the bearing by pushing the bearing forward and nipping the bolts up . hope this helps

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    Cheers for the extra info, prop is all done now, just waiting for the paint to dry

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