Wanted to say I am enjoying you site. I recently acquired a 1986 JD214 which I am repairing (not restoring). I got what "needed" repairing done and moved on to the noisy transaxle. I have since done some reading and found this is normal for an older 200 series and to simply put a good quality oil back in. I will certainly do that but if anyone has any experience quieting these Peerless units down that they'd like to share it would be appreciated. It sure seems to me that they are a pretty loose fitting unit. meaning there is alot of play throughout it, even the gearing which is why I believe they are so loud, which means there is little other than the oil that can be done. But I'm open to suggestions.