1bill-s@sbcglobal.net

Remco Drive Shaft Disconnect

Recommended Posts

I tow a F-150 Larrat, 2004 with a remco driveshaft disconnect. Tow weight is about 5,300#. I ordered mine through a local Tampa dealer. I can only speak to what I know happened in 2006 and I am assuming it is now the same but I undestand that Remco sold to Superflow. You may want to check that out.

Remco has their coupling mounted to a new driveshaft and that assembly is balanced. They shipped it to my dealer and his mechanic installed it. We test drove and no vibration up to 80mph (I did not exceed 80mph). I have about 19,000 miles towing and have had no problem. No problem with it towing and no problem during normal driving. I have the original driveshaft in my attic.

I was not willing to install it myself. I am mechanical and handy but deferred to someone who has done it before.

There is some maintenance recommended. Clean it and spray down with WD40 and wipe off WD40 excess.

SteveG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Moonwink   

I wanted to warn anyone using the Remco driveshaft disconnect to avoid using WD-40 to lubricate it. Use only a spray that won't leave a residue - use something like a good spray silicone instead.

WD-40 leaves a waxy residue (bees' wax) that will make the shifter hard to move if not impossible to move using the pull knob.

WD-40 is best suited for coating the blade of your shovel to keep it from rusting. Don't use it on any mechanical or electrical equipment that needs move except for a brush-hog or something like that. There are many other great lubricates available that won't leave a sticky residue.

(If you've never used P-B Blaster to free a rusted or frozen screw, bolt, hinge, etc. Give it a try! It's the best stuff I've ever used for loosening old rusty bolts.)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have been told by another member to whom I recommened REMCO driveshaft disconnect, the REMCO was sold out to another company.

His dealings with the new company and the product they supply was problematic to say the least.

Before buying a REMCO disconnect, do your due diligence and check it out for your application and  most of all, be sure to use a driveline specialist that can cut, weld and balance on a high speed lath, do not have installed by RV dealers as they don't have proper equipment for proper install.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
blevtr   

I bought and installed a Remco on my 4runner last year.  Expensive, but no problems with the seller or the installation.  I don't have all the information at hand, but found out all I needed to know online.  The seller sent me a machined and balanced driveshaft and the kit, nicely made and professional.  I use dry lube graphite because metal to metal makes me nuts.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
blevtr   

Granted.  But Barkley, and you, posted in September of this year.  I responded to Barkley's post with my personal  experiences on the Remco product. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now