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View Poll Results: OE axles rebooted with flex interest?
I MUST have OE rebooted axles!!! 14 73.68%
I have NO interest in OE rebooted axles 1 5.26%
Reman axles are fine as long as they are a good company 4 21.05%
I'm trying the chinease ones... 75.00 can't be wrong!! 0 0%
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Old 09-24-2010, 01:21 PM
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I installed a large fuel filter in my parts washer to be certain no grit finds it's way into the joints while I am cleaning them! I've got 8 sets ready to sell, or individuals if you only want or need a single axle... (I DO NOT RECOMMEND changing only one side!!!!)
I have complete differentials, and entire cars to clear out also, lemme know if anybody wants 123/126 stuff!
I'm in for a complete set for a 1982 300SD. PM Following.

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I installed a large fuel filter in my parts washer to be certain no grit finds it's way into the joints while I am cleaning them! I've got 8 sets ready to sell, or individuals if you only want or need a single axle... (I DO NOT RECOMMEND changing only one side!!!!)
I have complete differentials, and entire cars to clear out also, lemme know if anybody wants 123/126 stuff!

I really, really, really need a homokinetic axle assembly for 126, 84 500sel.


The dealership quoted me almost 300.00 for the additional differential flange needed to install the new annular joint axle assemblies!!!!!!! I will not do that. Please.... I need one. PM please

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Old 09-27-2010, 09:59 PM
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I only have 123 and SD 126 axles. I can look in the parts yard for HK500 axles...
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85 Euro 240D. PM if available.
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Old 10-23-2010, 11:38 PM
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http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/mercedes-benz-used-parts-sale-wanted/273648-fs-rebooted-oe-pulled-axles-post2570774.html#post2570774
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Old 10-27-2010, 12:49 AM
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bump a doodie doo..
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After my lack of success with the tranny-funnel reboot method, so far no problem with the CVJ rebuilt axles I installed on my '82 240D over a year ago.

I recently read an interesting thread here titled 'ULTIMATE EASY DIY OEM CV boot replacement guide' from Srilanka, describing removal of the inner CV joint using a brass drift on the spiders, without cutting apart the cans.
I might attempt this now that my Euro TD needs both axles rebooted or replaced, but my FSM states 5000N (about 1200 pounds) required to press the spiders, and provides an 'x-ray' illustration of the axle assy that calls into question - even if I can drive the spider off, would I be able to drive the joint/spider fully back onto the axle without the shaft first bottoming out inside the joint, or destroying the nylon button in the tip of the shaft.
So it may need another set of CVJ axles after all.
I definitely don't want to experiment with the Chinese ones!

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Old 10-28-2010, 04:51 PM
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Since my boots haven't broken yet, I'm still trying to decide between giving vstech some business and replacing the boots on my own axles. Has anyone noticed the type of boots the old German guy in the video uses? They don't look like Astorias and appear to be OE boots. Any opinions?
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If there has been some dissapointment with CVJ axles I'm assuming it would have to be with the condition of the cores, no? The CVJ rebuiltsbasically are rebooted OE axles, right?. The only other place I could think that quality could enter into the equation would be the boot and/or grease or oil. It would be nice if the people who are expressing dissapointment with CVJ could be specific, especially since the company was so highly recommended by folks on this forum not so awfully long ago. PM if necessary.
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The Dorman boots I tried are a multi-size design - made to be cut to fit. The portion suitable for the Mercedes axle was similar to OE except for maybe having an extra pleat. If I could've easily separated the joints, I would have used the Dorman boots, but they just wouldn't stretch enough using the tranny-funnel, and nobody around here had the special tools.
Compared to the Dorman boots, I've read posts here that the Astoria boots are thinner/softer/looser, but some have had problems with them getting pinched/cut in the joints during axle installation.
Others have had the boots split when they tried to stretch them. Fortunately, I was able to return my Dorman boots before I wound up ruining them.
My local MB parts-place has the CVJ axles in stock, so I'll probably be going with those.

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Old 10-29-2010, 12:22 AM
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If there has been some dissapointment with CVJ axles I'm assuming it would have to be with the condition of the cores, no? The CVJ rebuiltsbasically are rebooted OE axles, right?. The only other place I could think that quality could enter into the equation would be the boot and/or grease or oil. It would be nice if the people who are expressing dissapointment with CVJ could be specific, especially since the company was so highly recommended by folks on this forum not so awfully long ago. PM if necessary.
I don't think CVJ is just rebooting the axles, I think they are actually cutting off the cans, grinding the spiders for the next larger size balls, and fitting in new balls. the problem with the rebuilds, are the original heat treated spiders, lose the hardness during the rebore and the rebuilt joint will not last as long because of it. also, the new cans have to be crimped on, and it's not as good a fit as the original new cans.

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The Dorman boots I tried are a multi-size design - made to be cut to fit. The portion suitable for the Mercedes axle was similar to OE except for maybe having an extra pleat. If I could've easily separated the joints, I would have used the Dorman boots, but they just wouldn't stretch enough using the tranny-funnel, and nobody around here had the special tools.
Compared to the Dorman boots, I've read posts here that the Astoria boots are thinner/softer/looser, but some have had problems with them getting pinched/cut in the joints during axle installation.
Others have had the boots split when they tried to stretch them. Fortunately, I was able to return my Dorman boots before I wound up ruining them.
My local MB parts-place has the CVJ axles in stock, so I'll probably be going with those.

Happy Motoring, Mark
I have had SEVERAL of the astoria boots split during the stretch with the boot gun. turns out the fingers on the tool are stamped steel, and the rough edges were just sharp enough to cut into the small end and once the abraison started, the boot just tore right in half. I pulled apart my gun, took each finger and polished them smooth.
the gun works 1000x better, and I haven't torn a boot since!

those of you using a flex or dorman boot gun, inspect the metal fingers!
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1987 190D 2.5-5SPEED!!!

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Old 11-21-2010, 12:44 AM
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anybody thinking of this before Christmas? I can get a set out after thanksgiving!
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My drivers:
1987 190D 2.5Turbo
1987 190D 2.5Turbo
1987 190D 2.5-5SPEED!!!

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Old 11-21-2010, 12:50 AM
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have had SEVERAL of the astoria boots split during the stretch with the boot gun. turns out the fingers on the tool are stamped steel, and the rough edges were just sharp enough to cut into the small end and once the abraison started, the boot just tore right in half. I pulled apart my gun, took each finger and polished them smooth.
the gun works 1000x better, and I haven't torn a boot since!

those of you using a flex or dorman boot gun, inspect the metal fingers!
So some of your new ones split after mine were splitting? That makes me feel a little better; implies that our "old rubber" theory doesn't hold.
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Old 11-21-2010, 07:19 PM
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yup. I'm certain the gun is at fault. since I polished the edges of the fingers, it's not torn one.
how are yours holding up?
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"as I ride with my a/c on... I have fond memories of sweaty oily saturdays and spewing R12 into the air. THANKS for all you do!

My drivers:
1987 190D 2.5Turbo
1987 190D 2.5Turbo
1987 190D 2.5-5SPEED!!!

1987 300TD
1987 300TD
1994GMC 2500 6.5Turbo truck... I had to put the ladder somewhere!
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yup. I'm certain the gun is at fault. since I polished the edges of the fingers, it's not torn one.
how are yours holding up?
Never occured to me that it might be the problem. I tore 1 in the first 4,
3 more of the remaining first order of 12. I use a preheat in water to
increase the compliance of the boot, and had chalked it up to "wrong temperature".

I'm planning to do 6 more soon, so I'll check my Flexx gun and report in.

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