Mercedes 220SE restoration part11

The flex joint bellows on the rear axle have been replaced with a new genuine part. The homokinetic  was examined and found to be in good condition . 


This is the center rear axle pivot pin. the bushes were examined and found to be in good condition .


The pinion seal was replaced as a matter of course .


After 60 years of use ,the pinion flange was showing significant ware …


The wear is repaired by the use of a SKF ‘speedy sleeve’ which is loctited in place,giving another 60 years of working life. 


Given that the pinion seal and flexboot were leaking badly, the oil had contaminated the center pivot bush so this was replaced with a new item .


With the Axle and housing, center pivot and pinion flange refitted with a new nut etc , the axle will now be prepared for painting .IMG_0145

Front torque arm bushes will replacing  as will…


…the rear torque arm bushes which are simply cracked and hardened from the ravages of old age. .


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