Drive shaft center support bearing

james accordino ssgacc at
Tue Aug 14 19:18:00 EDT 2001

This is for the type 44.  If you have a 4k or 80/90,
you may need different parts.  CAUTION!  If you aren't
mechanically inclined or have a welder/machine shop
you trust, you should just by Blau's shaft/center
section.  See below/proceed at your own risk, but mine
worked out really well and it was real cheap.

Jim Accordino

--- Avi Meron <avim at> wrote:
> This should do it Phil
> OK guys,
> > I stopped by a local M-B dealer and matched up the
> bearing and the
> > rubber cap against the M-B parts. Below are the
> long awaited part
> > numbers:
> >
> > Both parts are from a 240D or 300D, chassis # 123:
> >
> > Bearing: 0039812325
> * Rubber cap: 1234101081
> Take care,
> Avi

I posted this previously and can confirm the p/n's are
correct.  I paid $9 for the bearing and $15 for the
support from Import Parts Specialists in Boise, Idaho
on 21 Dec 99.  The support is NOT an exact match and
does require modifications.  I used the Audi strap and
the new ring.  It is made by Febi.  It is attached to
it's own strap by 7 spot welds and 2 tack welds on
both ends.  I ground off the tack welds and drilled
out the spot welds.  The pieces will seperate pretty
easily, but the Febi ring is a lighter gauge steel and
will bend pretty easily.  My welder did a great job
joining them without melting the rubber.  The u-joint
is also available from AEC Products in Defiance, Ohio.
 They have a web site.  Rod at the Parts Connection
has the end CV's if you need them.  My u-joint and
CV's were in great shape.  If the shaft is aligned
properly and greased, there is almost no stress on
this thing.  If you are careful, you can remove the
u-joint without damaging it.  The AEC bearing is p/n
1677.  26mm cap dia. and 70mm cross.  Center grease
fitting.  Save yourself some money and buy a good
quality sealed ball bearing sized 30mm x 55 mm x 13mm.
 I took some video of this sh*t, if anyone can make
pics out of VHS, let me know.

Jim Accordino

--- Tim Leonard <nard1 at> wrote:
> What is the fix for the center support bearing that
> is not available as a replacement part? I recall
> sometime ago about a BMW part that might have
> worked? Did it? Any other better solutions? Mine
> still works but has 215000 miles and has sagged out
> of alignment. 
> Thanks,
> Tim Leonard

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