Re: Volvo 270 bellows change
20 minutes..... Good for you!
And you are doing this the correct way (in my book, anyway) by removing the transmission only for the bellows work.
Sounds like it went very well for you so far.
Best to not mix greases.............. they have a way of breaking down and liquifying if the two are not compatable.
Chemistry 102..............I missesd this in 101!
At a minimum, I'd replace the PDS and Bearing Crosses if no history of them being recently replaced. (see thread by member "1stboat" on his PDS bearing replacement)
These, along with main drive gear support bearings, don't lend themselves to an accurate or worth while hand assessment.
If you're going to check these, they require a visual and/or a dial indicator measurement.
You do not mention which engine!
With exception to the main drive gear bearings, the above are inexpensive.
270 will use the Spicer 5-1306X!
They are about $12-14 each if you know how to buy them.
PDS bearings..... same thing.... inexpensive if you buy from a bearing supplier!
Caution yourself when removing the four clamping collar bolts on the transmission. These bolts on the 270 are a wet area bolt.... they can be corroded.
If you are re-sealing the drive, post back for a few pointers if interested.
Rick ... aka Ricardo
28' SDN F/B w/ twin Volvo Penta 5.7L DP's