Shake, Rattle & Roll

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by brucemillar, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. brucemillar

    brucemillar MB Club Veteran

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    This may help somebody.

    On my C55 Estate, I started to get a bad vibration at 55mph. You could not drive through it!! Off to the local wheel balancing people. All wheels checked out nicely. Still the same issue. Problem was getting worse when under load (vibration was more like a shake) and going up hill was not pleasant at all for my teeth fillings.

    Prop Shaft Flex Disc (Donut) had started to break up. New disc from ECP - which had to come from FEBI. Fitted by Wright Tec yesterday. Job done no more vibration.

    When the old disc came out it pretty much fell apart.

    So if you have a vibration coming from under your seat that gets worse under load - check out the flex disc.
     
  2. ray_hennig

    ray_hennig Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Blimey and yours is a fairly recent car. My 300CE is 23 years old with nearly 400k Kms and still has the original flex discs.

    Should I be shaking?

    RayH
     
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    brucemillar

    brucemillar MB Club Veteran

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    I am thinking it might be all those torques going down the roundy shifty thingy.

    Sent from my iPhone using MBClub UK
     
  4. rorf

    rorf Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    C55 has a hell of alot more power and torque then the lowly 300:rolleyes:

    Lucky you got it in time as when these things fail the damage is horrendous. The front flexi disc takes most of the punishment - but both of them are maintenance items along with the centre bearing and holder.
     
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    I must say, i think this is the best technical explanation i've seen in my life :bannana: :thumb:

    Glad its sorted Bruce! its surprising how important a small donut disc actually is!

    I think we've started stocking this part now after the delay from FEBI, so if any other C55 members face the same issue, it should be a quick fix :thumb:

    Pat
     
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