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 . 

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

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The pinion seal was replaced as a matter of course .

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

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

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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 .

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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…

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

 

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