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Does a 200tdi rear propshaft fit a 300tdi ?

I've got a 300tdi with a 3 bolt prop, which I have now discovered has been bodged together by the previous owner :angry:

Result is the prop is scrap and so is the input flange to the diff.

But ........ I've got an old 200tdi which I am breaking

So the options are

find a s/h 300tdi prop & new flange (already got a rotoflex)

fit the 200tdi prop (fit new ujs) & new flange & Ebay the rotoflex

new 3-bolt prop £££££ & flange

Does not having the donut make much difference?

Anyone got a spare s/h 3-bolt prop ;)

Driving a FWD Disco is very weird lol nearly got stuck on the gravel drive !!

Pics of the bits to follow they're pretty bad !!

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Does a 200tdi rear propshaft fit a 300tdi ?

I've got a 300tdi with a 3 bolt prop, which I have now discovered has been bodged together by the previous owner :angry:

Result is the prop is scrap and so is the input flange to the diff.

But ........ I've got an old 200tdi which I am breaking

So the options are

find a s/h 300tdi prop & new flange (already got a rotoflex)

fit the 200tdi prop (fit new ujs) & new flange & Ebay the rotoflex

new 3-bolt prop £££££ & flange

Does not having the donut make much difference?

Anyone got a spare s/h 3-bolt prop ;)

Driving a FWD Disco is very weird lol nearly got stuck on the gravel drive !!

Pics of the bits to follow they're pretty bad !!

200 rear prop with the 4 bolt flange on the diff is a common swap to get rid of the bit of rubber.

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200Tdi rear prop will fit straight on once you've swapped the three-bolt flange for the four bolt flange from the earlier Disco. Crucially, you'll need the thick spacer washer that you'll find living immediately behind the 200 Disco's prop flange once you've slid it from the diff. Since you say you already have a Disco breaker then, the 200 prop is the cheapest and easiest way to go. FWIW, pop in a new pinion seal while you're at it.

Kev

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Thanks for the replies, especially Kev for the heads up about the washer.

I've ordered a new flange and seal cos the 200 one leaked and at least this way it *should* be fit 'n' forget - is it ever as easy as that with old Landies :D

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It works :D

Went pretty well actually, the old pinion nut off the 200 took a bit of shifting, even with the rattle gun and the regulator up to 120psi!

My 300 has the bolt rather then the nut so that threw me for a while but it's all fitted and to be honest I can't tell any difference between the UJ & the rotoflex (apart from the lack of banging from underneath lol )

Thanks for the advice :)

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