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    I think I bought the wrong product - Ordering in haste I went for Polyurethane Liquid Plastic Casting Resin rather than rubber.
    I have actually now bought a tube of Sikaflex 252 which seems to be popular for this kind of job. Many people on YouTube using it for filling engine mounts to stiffen them up. I'll give it a go. The dogbone bushes look a little worse for wear too so I may try it on that too.

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    I had a go at splitting the prop for removal today although I was stumped fairly quickly.

    I've just been watching a YouTube video on how to split UJs (so, they can't be split in situ then ). I'll hopefully markup and remove that later this week..

    Many thanks,
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    I have taken the prop off and split the UJ. The grease in the front CV was quite thin and started glooping out on to the floor, the opposite end was thicker I would expect it to be. Does CV grease go thin over time or is there is a different type I should think about using?

    No problems with the UJ and can't detect much wear. I then went to take the nut off the end of the shaft expecting it to be FT but no, the weight of the ratchet pretrial much undid it!

    http://www.cloverleaf4.co.uk/images/uploads/35796.jpg
    http://www.cloverleaf4.co.uk/images/uploads/35797.jpg

    I've also bashed the middle bearing off. Not too sure whether I have damaged it in the process as its a touch noisy now when spun in my hand. It could be 40 well spent on a new one. Just have to figure out which part number it is just for the bearing. I spoke to Eddie at AE cars and he was surprised to hear that its only got the one UJ. I think I just need the centre bearing and that there isn't a rear bearing, at least on my car there isn't...

    https://www.aecar.co.uk/collections/...09660-60806867
    https://www.aecar.co.uk/collections/...42330-60806855

    Looking at the photo in this link does make me think there are a couple of types as this looks different to mine..:
    http://italiancarparts-shop.de/epage.../Products/1239


    Any thoughts?
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    This is a pic of when my subframe was being replaced, can't see where a rear bearing would go really.

    http://forum.berlinasportivo.com/dbt...42&gal=gallery

    Oh and I meant to say before, twice I've had people split propshafts for me, long story, without marking them up, and I've never had an issue with vibration, so I've either been lucky or Alfa props are pretty well balanced from the outset.
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    Cheers Steve. Useful pics there. I did mark up on mine....just in case

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    Sadly I bit the bullet and ordered a new bearing support from AE Cars (listed for the Integrale but i'm fairly sure it will fit).

    I couldn't drift the bearing out of the housing even with lots of heat and then I broke my vice in the process of trying. It needs a press and it will only delay me in getting the car back on the road.

    Depending on how much Sikaflex I have left after doing the dogbone bushes I may still go ahead and try it and then sell it on if anyone is interested.

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