I had my second intermediate shaft installed a few weeks back and it made the steering feel alot better no more thumps. Its funny though how some people just don't notice things. Over the weekend I was talking to a family member that also has a wk2 and I was telling him about the I shaft tsb. He was saying O mine doesn't have that issue. So he let me take it for a drive and the first thing I notice is the thud in his is worse than mine ever was. So after we drive around and I point it out now he notices it. It reminds me a few years back I got in the car with someone and as soon as they drive out on the road I hear this loud grinding wheel bearing noise. When I say hey you got a bad wheel bearing he says I don't hear anything. The next week he has it checked out and the front right bearing is bad. So it just shows how some problems are more noticeable to some than others and some people don't notice anything until the thing quits on them.