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3072RE: [bmw e28] Digest Number 689

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  • Doug Dykaar
    Nov 13, 2004
      David,

      Before you swap out the drive shaft check the rubber "guibo" that connects
      the drive shaft to the back of the tranny (a giant rubber donut that was
      designed to provide that luxury feel that no one who now owns these cars
      wants), and the center bearing. Both of those parts go bad (the guibo
      sooner), before the driveshaft usually does.

      I don't think there's any point in rebalancing the driveshaft without
      rebuilding the universal joints. the joints fail causing the balance issue.
      The places that advertise in the BMW club magazine rebuild the factory
      diveshaft with universals that have grease fittings, so the new one should
      last a lot longer.

      Regards,

      doug



      Message: 3
      Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2004 16:36:24 -0800 (PST)
      From: David Brown <sailandbail@...>
      Subject: RE: driveshaft too short

      I seem to have a hum at high speed. could this be the result of a 'out of
      balance' drive shaft? do they have weights that can be seen? where? where
      could you take a shaft to be balanced? I have done everything I can with
      tires thinking that is the culprit, but its not. bmw dealer? David


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