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Old September 2nd, 2008, 16:55   #9
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Great writeup. I'm sure there's more than 5 people interested in a Metalnerd solution, so if we can commit, that should help bring down the price. Since you're recommending changing the shaft when the timing belt is changed, perhaps we can get the timing belt kit vendors like Dieselgeek, etc to include the Metalnerd shaft in a "Super Deluxe" timing belt kit. That way, if Chuck knows there is more than 5 in the pipeline, perhaps he'll be more inclined to make the part and stock it. The high cost you mentioned for replacing the shaft is sure going to make folks think twice about keeping the car or not, especially since it sounds like it's a problem that's going to rear it's ugly head sooner or later. So it's in our best interest to do what we can to drive the cost down of a custom solution...
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