W124 vibration at speed -fixed!

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by maxypriest, Oct 1, 2016.

  1. maxypriest

    maxypriest Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Oct 30, 2011
    W124 Superturbodiesel and a W210 E300TD
    I had a vibration from the rear of the car that appeared by 70 mph, by 85 it was very Noticeable. All 4 wheels had been recently re shod and ballanced, however when I replaced the 3:27 diff with the 2:87 one I noticed that one of the rear wheels had a slight buckle in it. I moved the rear wheels to the front and visa versa and hey presto she'ssmoothe as silk upto 174mph (tested on a airfield).

    This follows the old advice I have been told before that prop vibration will appear in a certain speed range where as an increasing vibration with speed is normally due to either disc/drums out of balance or wheels.

    Turns out to be spot on.
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