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Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
Talk about driveline improvements, NA tuning and DME tuning your E46 BMW here. This includes diffs, intakes, exhausts, chips, software and OBD tuning.

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Old 12-11-2010, 10:16 PM   #1
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Just picked up the car and was told it needed new U joint which entails replacing the driveshaft... and from what I have searched seems to agree.
The car has a slight vibration on acceleration, and right before i bought it the car received a new carrier bearing and guibo. So.. now this is my problem what is a recommended company to buy a new drive shaft from? I found Driveshaft Specialist but, since I am new to BMW's I wanted to see what you guys recommend. Also how easy of a remove and replace is this or would I be better off taking it somewhere?

http://www.driveshaftspecialist.com/...0html/BMW.html

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Old 12-12-2010, 07:31 AM   #2
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Just picked up the car and was told it needed new U joint which entails replacing the driveshaft... and from what I have searched seems to agree.
The car has a slight vibration on acceleration, and right before i bought it the car received a new carrier bearing and guibo. So.. now this is my problem what is a recommended company to buy a new drive shaft from? I found Driveshaft Specialist but, since I am new to BMW's I wanted to see what you guys recommend. Also how easy of a remove and replace is this or would I be better off taking it somewhere?

http://www.driveshaftspecialist.com/...0html/BMW.html

Thanks
I don't think people like the DSS custom made drive shafts but I imagine their rebuilds are ok. Take the driveshaft off is pretty staright forward. It's just exhaust -> heatshield -> driveshaft. Detachment may be confusing at the diff end where it has slots for prying with a screwdriver. This DIY covers that part: http://www.bokchoys.com/differential/diy_diff.htm
If they put the CSB on, when you reinstall you'll just need torque specs and instructions for setting the CSB preload.
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Old 12-12-2010, 09:48 AM   #3
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Having done some research on driveshafts recently, I found that BimmerWorld sells rebuilt drive shafts. They're a trusted forum sponsor and if anyone knows how to rebuild a BMW driveshaft, it would be BW.

http://store.bimmerworld.com/remanuf...shaft-p64.aspx

Swapping the driveshaft is pretty straightforward if you're comfortable working on cars.
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Thanks for the info if Bimmer world is the more reliable for parts id rather go with them. I am fairly comfortable working on cars so this shouldn't be a problem
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Just searched the forum for the torque specs on the driveshaft reinstall and couldn't find them. anyone know it off hand? Thanks dudes and peace out...
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