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Old 10-06-2012, 05:28 PM   #1
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Do I need a new guibo?

incorrectly installed a "new" guibo about a month ago. driven on it for couple hundreds of miles

I'm going to remove it and turn it to the correct direction. But I don't know if this guibo would be damaged due to the wrong orientation.
Will I need a new Guibo, or could I just reuse the one on my car?
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:12 PM   #2
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you will have to inspect it. most likely it will be fine. but if you're unsure and don't want to dive into that job again replace. do it this last time instead of a possible third time.
also be wary of many aftermarket guibos, if its not a quality brand expect it not to last.
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So were you feeling vibration under acceleration?

I agree that after a few hundred miles it should be fine, but look.

Also, you know the nuts are one-time use only...technically. If reusing, I guess you should use blue loctite.

Finally, check the csb. I've seen the rubber disk around the bearing get ripped apart from having the guibo installed incorrectly. Make sure there are no rips in it.
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:53 PM   #4
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So were you feeling vibration under acceleration?

I agree that after a few hundred miles it should be fine, but look.

Also, you know the nuts are one-time use only...technically. If reusing, I guess you should use blue loctite.

Finally, check the csb. I've seen the rubber disk around the bearing get ripped apart from having the guibo installed incorrectly. Make sure there are no rips in it.
Do this.^

My old e46:


CSB is on the left...
...or what's left of it anyway.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:13 AM   #5
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So were you feeling vibration under acceleration?

I agree that after a few hundred miles it should be fine, but look.

Also, you know the nuts are one-time use only...technically. If reusing, I guess you should use blue loctite.

Finally, check the csb. I've seen the rubber disk around the bearing get ripped apart from having the guibo installed incorrectly. Make sure there are no rips in it.
Thanks. I'll check it. But the bearing need special tools to install and seems very difficult. hope I won't need to replace that one...

I ordred new nuts too. thanks for bring that up.

the vibration is much worse than one week before. so I just decided to order new OEM guibo.
the bearing is cheap but i don't think I can put it in correctly by myself without those special tools
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:15 AM   #6
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Do this.^

My old e46:


CSB is on the left...
...or what's left of it anyway.
Is it hard to replace the bearing?
I found this
http://tis.spaghetticoder.org/s/view.pl?1/04/54/55
it mentioned some special tools. I could have access to a press in that DIY garage. but i don't know how difficult it is without those bmw special tools.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:59 AM   #7
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I had to have a friend at a shop do mine.

There was no way I could get rid of it at home. He hardly managed to get it off, and had to break it off into pieces to do so it seems.
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:04 AM   #8
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I had to have a friend at a shop do mine.

There was no way I could get rid of it at home. He hardly managed to get it off, and had to break it off into pieces to do so it seems.
Thanks.
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