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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 12-14-2012, 07:36 AM   #41
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TC bushing and CSB are being replaced as I write this. We had a pretty big snow storm last weekend and the shop didn't get fully plowed out until later Monday and are pretty far behind still.

I should be picking the car up tomorrow and should know more then. Sorry, not ignoring this topic, the damn car has been at the shop since last week Tuesday trying to get this figured out.
Right on! Waiting on the update, especially curious since you changed the TC bushing cause mine is in rough shape and I am considering doing it if it helps this issue out

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Old 12-14-2012, 08:37 AM   #42
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^So you have a bad TC mount and are waiting to change it because you want to see if it gets rid of a vibration that some guy on the internet posted about? Do you think that by ignoring a failed component it will fix itself? You didn't immediately order a TC mount when you found it to be in rough shape?

I haven't seen a bad CSB on an xi, but I assume that's caused by driving around a car with a bad TC mount. You shouldn't need to touch the CSB on a BMW that's not an e39 540 for at least 200k miles. Unless you drive around with failed mounts.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:45 AM   #43
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^So you have a bad TC mount and are waiting to change it because you want to see if it gets rid of a vibration that some guy on the internet posted about? Do you think that by ignoring a failed component it will fix itself? You didn't immediately order a TC mount when you found it to be in rough shape?

I haven't seen a bad CSB on an xi, but I assume that's caused by driving around a car with a bad TC mount. You shouldn't need to touch the CSB on a BMW that's not an e39 540 for at least 200k miles. Unless you drive around with failed mounts.
Correct. Nah I figured there is no repair faires coming around to fix stuff so I'll let it be. But I didn't order it because at the time I was doing the work it was cold (Canadian climate) and ordering it would of taken 2 weeks (Canadian shipping process) . I was a bit on a time constraint but I will certainly get to it now (Spring 2013).

So you think it would do the trick Kubica?
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Old 12-15-2012, 12:43 AM   #44
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For those following along, car is back from the shop and the CSB and more importantly transfer case bushings have made a difference, but its still sort of there. After a frank and open discussion with the guy working on my car we think the biggest problem is I'm too damn picky and about 80-90% of what I'm feeling could very well be simply normal noise from an E46 BMW. Basically they have checked everything with the exception of pulling apart the diffs and transfer case and simply can't find anything "wrong" at this point. Both the shop and I agreed at this time I might as well drive it and see it anything gets worse and either makes itself known or fails, at that point we know what's up

Had my friend take a ride tonight (his first in this car) and basically he said I'm nuts, he hears and feels nothing unusual and that its a great running and driving car.

So here we are. I'm confident I'm overly picky, car checks out fine and I'm only $610 OTD lighter this time, not bad for a valve cover gasket, plugs, transfer case bushing and CSB. After putting almost 100 miles on it since picking it up this afternoon all I can say is I love this car and will just have to live with the odd feeling.
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:18 AM   #45
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[QUOTE=miweber929;14981408]For those following along, car is back from the shop and the CSB and more importantly transfer case bushings have made a difference, but its still sort of there. After a frank and open discussion with the guy working on my car we think the biggest problem is I'm too damn picky and about 80-90% of what I'm feeling could very well be simply normal noise from an E46 BMW. Basically they have checked everything with the exception of pulling apart the diffs and transfer case and simply can't find anything "wrong" at this point. Both the shop and I agreed at this time I might as well drive it and see it anything gets worse and either makes itself known or fails, at that point we know what's up

Had my friend take a ride tonight (his first in this car) and basically he said I'm nuts, he hears and feels nothing unusual and that its a great running and driving car.

So here we are. I'm confident I'm overly picky, car checks out fine and I'm only $610 OTD lighter this time, not bad for a valve cover gasket, plugs, transfer case bushing and CSB. After putting almost 100 miles on it since picking it up this afternoon all I can say is I love this car and will just have tod live with the odd feeling.[/

Did you ever have the Guibo replaced?
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:42 AM   #46
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Did you ever have the Guibo replaced?
According to the shop the guibo is in great shape and the symptoms I was describing and feeling are different than a failing or bad guibo.
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:46 AM   #47
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Okay, thanks, I'm planning to have at least the TCB & CSB replaced and wasn't sure if I should have the Guibo replaced at the same time or not. My '01 xi has 126k on it now.
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:50 AM   #48
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Know I'm not the original owner of this car and the PO may have replaced it at one time. It's a wear item and you can visually tell if its bad so you may want to look at it or have one on hand just in case.

As far as install it has to be removed to pull the driveshaft out anyway, no additional labor is needed to replace it; my shop had some in stock or could get it in a day so I never bothered to order as he sells me parts at wholesale regardless.
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:55 AM   #49
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Well, I'm working with an independent shop out here in the boonies so no chance of having one "in stock". Ha

Thanks for the info! I've only had this car for 3 months & have put only 2k miles on it, no idea of previous maintenance history.
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:22 PM   #50
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Well, I'm working with an independent shop out here in the boonies so no chance of having one "in stock". Ha

Thanks for the info! I've only had this car for 3 months & have put only 2k miles on it, no idea of previous maintenance history.
If your doing your CSB and TCB might as well spend the $50 on the GUIBO.. it's 6 bolts considering your going all this effort to replace the CSB your right by the GUIBO so might as well change it.


I ordered a tc bushing and plan on doing it hopefully in the new year. We'll report back with results!
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:30 PM   #51
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If your doing your CSB and TCB might as well spend the $50 on the GUIBO.. it's 6 bolts considering your going all this effort to replace the CSB your right by the GUIBO so might as well change it.


I ordered a tc bushing and plan on doing it hopefully in the new year. We'll report back with results!
That's kinda what I was thinking too about the Guibo. Yep, post your results!
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:01 PM   #52
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That's kinda what I was thinking too about the Guibo. Yep, post your results!
Yah it's a straight forward process, the guibo. Just ensure the arrows are pointing the proper way when you mount it up. The arrows indicate also which way your bolt goes through.

The trickest part on that is getting exhaust removed if its never been done cause there is a chance the bots snap and I guess their a bitch to remove..
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:15 PM   #53
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If the exhaust bolts look really bad go to a Midas or other muffler shop. They have guys that are really good with torches and can blast the bolts right out and cause no damage to the 02 senors. I sent cars there and they did a great job for little money.

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Why is the Flex Disc called a Guibo anyway?
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:38 PM   #55
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Hey guys just an update here. Had a bmw technician at my job take a look. Of course the one day i have a tech look at my car IT DOESNT MAKE THE NOISE OR VIBRATIONS.... He drove it around and suggested to change the transfer case fluid. We did and i didnt hear or feel anything for about two days. Then it came back but ts no where near as bad or as frequent. Still not solved though.
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Of course the one day i have a tech look at my car IT DOESNT MAKE THE NOISE OR VIBRATIONS.....
Isn't that what always happens?
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Why is the Flex Disc called a Guibo anyway?
Giubo is a contraction of the Italian word giunto ('joint' or 'coupling') and the surname of the Italian engineer who designed and patented the first flex disc, Antonio Boschi (b1896-d1988)[2]. He later founded GIUBO SpA, a company solely dedicated to manufacturing flex discs.[3]. The giubo, today well known in automotive use, is believed first to have been used for this purpose on the Alfa Romeo model 1900, produced between 1950 and 1959.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:37 PM   #58
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Giubo is a contraction of the Italian word giunto ('joint' or 'coupling') and the surname of the Italian engineer who designed and patented the first flex disc, Antonio Boschi (b1896-d1988)[2]. He later founded GIUBO SpA, a company solely dedicated to manufacturing flex discs.[3]. The giubo, today well known in automotive use, is believed first to have been used for this purpose on the Alfa Romeo model 1900, produced between 1950 and 1959.
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Interesting stuff, thanks!
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