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Old 12-28-2009, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by layback40 View Post
The shaft from the gearbox to the diff is sometimes called the tail-shaft down here. The shafts from the diff to the wheels are sometimes called the drive shafts. I guess he is referring to the wheel bearing tool.
At about 400k miles I had bearing noise develop. Didnt have the tool so I drilled a 1/8 hole into the space in the housing between the bearings, threaded the hole, fitted a grease nipple & filled it with grease until old black grease was coming out the seal, bearing noise went & it did 400k miles after that with no probs.
A creative idea.
A neighbors Grandfather told me ounce (I was about 9 years old) that you cannot overgrease something; because as you noted the excess just comes out.
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Old 12-28-2009, 09:03 PM
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If Phil doesn't have the tool you need, try ZDMak

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Old 12-29-2009, 05:21 AM
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Originally Posted by SD Blue View Post
If Phil doesn't have the tool you need, try ZDMak

Thanks Sam,

I will check it out.

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Old 12-29-2009, 05:46 AM
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Back in 1982 when I got my first 300d, a mate of mine in the army told me that all the replacement parts they get in that are prepacked with grease (bearings, rod ends etc) were opened up and repacked with extra moly grease. over the first few months I had that car, I went over the front end and added extra moly grease to all the tie rod ends, ball joints and anything else I could find that was prepacked with grease. Even the window winders were done. In 800k miles none of those items failed. The ball joints & tie rod ends still feel good. I am just starting to embark on a similar exercise on the 124 I have just acquired.
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