BenzWorld Senior Member
Date registered: Mar 2014
Vehicle: 1968 280se, 1972 280se 4.5, Land Rover disco II, Triumph Thruxton, Triumph Tiger. +boring Chevy Van
Location: Grass Valley california
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Drive line advice please. 280se
i just pulled my drive shaft from my 280se to repair a knocking sound, that was caused by the center support rubber bushing breaking down. it would shake and knock when i drove over bumps etc. Anyway that all seems very straight forward, that and the bearing which i will replace.
My question is in regards to the uv joints. I thought while i have it on the bench i would check them. This shaft has two, which i have been told is a little unusual. When i move them around there is no play as such, but to me they feel a little notchy and stiff and not completely smooth. I ordered new ones and took it to the machine shop to have replaced and he told me they have been pined over and are not easy to do and it has to go to a drive line service shop. My question is would it be best just buying a rebuilt unit all done? Center bearing, uv joints, and balanced etc or send this one out? I'm thinking it may end up being more expensive to take this to a shop? Has anyone here replaced their drive shaft cv joints etc? And any idea of cost? Also were can i buy one?
All the best John.