3072RE: [bmw e28] Digest Number 689
- Nov 13, 2004David,
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.
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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