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Old 01-03-2010, 11:31 PM
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Smile W123 Drive Shaft/support bearing questions

In relation to W123 Drive Shaft/support bearing I have the following questions.

Why do some 300D's have a circlip to hold the carrier bearing on while some 300D's like mine don't ?

Why is the sleeve nut on some of our cars loose ?

Its my understanding that the sleeve nut should be snug so that the front section shaft can not move in relation to the rear shaft. Am I mistaken ?

Eric in Plano,Tx
85 300D 277K overall miles
65K on WVO (2 tank)
Rebuilt Transmission at 245k miles.

96 CE LT1
94 Nissian Hardbody
96 F250 XLT PowerStroke (also runs on WVO)
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Old 01-04-2010, 12:09 PM
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My 85 300D didn`t have a circlip when I removed it the first time. I haven`t seen one on any of the 123`s I have taken apart up to now.

They might have had them when new, maybe some mechanic at some point decided not to replace it.

The nut really isn`t on all that tight on any I have removed, just on a little snug. except for that %#@& 240 I was working on at PNP, was rusty and wouldn`t budge. used a prybar to get it to slide on the splines and got it off.

there has to be some movement on the splines with vibration, tortional twists of the body even if small, or things would break.


there were three HP ratings on the OM616...

1) Not much power
2) Even less power
3) Not nearly enough power!! 240D w/auto

Anyone that thinks a 240D is slow drives too fast.

80 240D Naturally Exasperated, 4-Spd 388k DD 150mph spedo 3:58 Diff

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