The fact didn’t come as a surprise, the cause came as a surprise indeed.
I got warnings that as a Land Rover owner you
either need to be a masochist, and suffer
an enthusiast, and get your hands dirty.
Then vibrations got worse, but disappeared as they came.
And then I barely made it back home. Looking under the vehicle next morning the whole extent of the damage became apparent.
There was no other way, but getting the hands dirty.
There is no doubt:
This universal joint is a complete write-off.