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Old 03-11-2014, 04:22 AM
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I don't quite understand the purpose of this press. Did you complete the other side yet? If no, then you need to make a video of how you used it!


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Both the axles are done - video - moving pictures - out of comfort zone - hmmm (!)

The point of the press is to save having a bad day.

If you are persistent and butch and manly you could probably shout at those bloody boots until they do what they are told.

The press is total over kill and not really really needed it just makes for a pleasant experience rather than one when you feel compelled to go and kick some defenceless animal or object because you have had a bad day.

The original clips have those catches that need to be positioned so that you have a slightly larger diameter than the rubber.



You can't easily compress the rubber boot and the axle shaft to fit the small ones.


If you are using different clips - say something like a jubilee clip - then you wouldn't have this problem because you can open the clip and place it around a boot when fitted in position. Even I can push the rubber boots (without a clip in place) over the end of the axle shaft and not feel like frustration and pain dominates...



This press business is only really for this particular type of clip - the ones where you crimp them tight by deforming the square bit on the clip



If it wasn't for this style of clip I wouldn't have been cutting up wood.
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Old 03-11-2014, 04:35 AM
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This must be a record to have 12 consecutive posts in one thread. (Could of had more, but I messed you up buddy!)


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I think I might have done more that 12 in a row before - being in a different time zone helps the big uploads of course. For these pre-prepared DIYs the post count is proportional to the number of pictures - limited to five attachments per post (as I'm sure you know).

I could have an off site picture account of course but as whunter has sometimes asked for certain pictures to be saved on the forum server I figure I may as well cut to the chase.

Sometimes the many posts help as often 5 pictures or fewer are all that is needed to explain a step - for a specific job a quick link to that section can easily be made.

However, I have had the odd thread where I feel like that teacher at the front of the class repeating "Bueller" "Bueller"!!!!
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Old 03-11-2014, 04:38 AM
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For the end cap I recommend loctite anaerobic sealant with activator on the cap.
5203?

LoctiteŽ Anaerobic Flange Sealants - Henkel North America
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Old 04-05-2014, 05:20 PM
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Ahhh I see the thread title has changed - it wasn't vary PC - sorry about that
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Old 06-12-2014, 12:06 AM
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Note for the unwary.

When you come to fit the clamps



make sure the bit you need to squash isn't obstructing a bolt hole on the inboard side! You need to fit the axle to the axle flange on the differential soon



(Again - don't forget the thread lock on those bolts)
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Old 06-12-2014, 07:33 AM
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Does the RW outer bearing need to be set by a runout dial as the last step?
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Old 06-12-2014, 10:28 AM
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Does the RW outer bearing need to be set by a runout dial as the last step?
Not in this case because the rear wheel bearings are a double row of ball bearings not tapered roller bearings like on the front.

I've put pictures of the rear wheel bearings being changed here =>

Achtung - Das schweinhund baby benz thread

I'm not 100% sure why they specify such a mega torque to the nut on the axle - I'll think about that one.
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Old 06-12-2014, 12:24 PM
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Hi Stretch!
Thank You Thank You Thank You for this exellent post!! I'm facing this project on a friend 201 very soon, I'll be referencing your post for guidence!
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Old 06-12-2014, 01:47 PM
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Stretch:

When I did this on my car, I filled the cans with solvent to wash out the grease...and quickly regretted it, because there's no easy way to put fresh grease in. I ended up with a very large gauge needle on a glue syringe and injected grease in as I could, but I think I'll eventually have a problem with it.

I see no need to press the boots on. Mine went on with very little manual persuasion, a little grease and some time.

Interesting that your clamps were too large...the ones that came with my boots were too small. I think mine were Lemfoerder, not sure. You'd think that finding the right clamp would be the easy part, but no.
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Old 06-12-2014, 04:44 PM
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Hi Stretch!
Thank You Thank You Thank You for this exellent post!! I'm facing this project on a friend 201 very soon, I'll be referencing your post for guidence!
Cheers!
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Ahh good a guinea pig! Please let me know if anything isn't clear - I'll do my best to make good.

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Stretch:

When I did this on my car, I filled the cans with solvent to wash out the grease...and quickly regretted it, because there's no easy way to put fresh grease in. I ended up with a very large gauge needle on a glue syringe and injected grease in as I could, but I think I'll eventually have a problem with it.
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Oh dear. I did that just a little bit with my W123 homokinetic axles - not too much but it was enough to cause a whole lot of stamping of feet, swearing and bad behaviour up and down the garden path for a bit...

...it seems like such a good idea at the time - but if you are not careful you always end up with very liquid grease. To make things worse the W123 axle cans start out in life with oil - this has a grease watering effect as well. It isn't easy to be sure that you have enough grease all the way at the back of the can.

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I see no need to press the boots on. Mine went on with very little manual persuasion, a little grease and some time.
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I've been traumatised by W123 homokinetic axles a boot gun and so called flex boots - never again - I will not go back to those dark days of frustration

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Interesting that your clamps were too large...the ones that came with my boots were too small. I think mine were Lemfoerder, not sure. You'd think that finding the right clamp would be the easy part, but no.
Yet another example of why this seemingly simple job can turn into a 'king nightmare. I still can not believe how bad it was trying to do those sodding W123 ones - at the time I'd have happily paid the two thousand euros or what ever it was at the dealer to buy new axles than go through that again!
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Old 09-04-2014, 02:23 PM
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as always, very nice writeup Stretch!
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