An interesting series of events, which I thought I'd share with you. After taking the dog for a walk, got back into the '87 W124, reversed out of the parking space, engaged first gear and "Bang!" Driveshaft gone, so no forward momentum, although the speedometer informs me I'm doing about 20 mph! Having fiddled around for a bit it's getting dark, so bite the bullet and call the rescue service, towed to my mechanic. My friends giving me a lift back in his '83 W123, and the exhaust falls off just by the gearbox! A quick fix later with a redbull can, some tent pegs and cable ties, and that car's also parked outside the mechanics! Kenny (My mechanic) will be delighted to see out cars back again tomorrow. The credit crunch isn't touching him ......... We're keeping him in business. Anyone share any good news about how cheap and easy it was to fix a driveshaft on a W124 estate? The exhaust shouldn't be a big problem. These things always happen at the same time, looks like I'm on the motorbike for the foreseeable future, in this lovely weather! There's nothing else for it, out with the Malt! Bowmore it is!