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  1. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    As per title, are the prop shaft universal joints maintainable on the E46, or is entire prop shaft replacement necessary? Realoem doesn't show part numbers for the two universal joints: - Online BMW Parts Catalog Reason for asking is when I was last under the car (for exhaust...
  2. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, been a while since I posted but I'd really appreciate your technical advice with the following: I've an E46 330D (204bhp, remapped to 265bhp) with manual box which I use for occasional caravan towing. Two years ago when up in Derbyshire the prop donut (guibo) fell apart, as did one of...
  3. Items WANTED - Post any wanted adverts in here
    As title. In need of a pair of shafts and at least the back end of the prop shaft. Cheers
  4. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi, can anyone advise/help me ? would my X3 still be ok to use with the rear propshaft removed ? Thanks in advance people :)
  5. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi I am looking to swap the rear end of an e46 m3 into my e46 318i saloon as titled. I have found out pretty much everything i need to know the only one thing that is bugging me is to do with prop shaft size. I have read on this forum and others that the prop shaft required for a 330 6 speed...
  6. Items WANTED - Post any wanted adverts in here
    as the title say, im after a propshaft for my 2002 compact 320td manual.. if its been refurbed with new center support bearings even better, let me know what you got guys, any help and advice appreciated:)
  7. General BMW Discussions
    props bin banging and knocking a while now, just changed center support bearing and flex disk for the second time, still knocks, before it was in 4th n 5th , now its in 1st 2nd and 3rd, 4th n 5th ok :confused guessing the prop must have play in it and must be faffed..!!! the car is a 320 td...
  8. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    hello all I have a noise coming from the rear centre or right of the car, while driving the noise isn't all that great but when changing gear and the drive is out the noise is louder, also if I let the car free wheel along the road the noise is very apparent. it slows when I slow and increases...
  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys, I am going to do my clutch and prop shaft centre bearing soon. I have seen some vids on YouTube but just wanted some advice on taking an exhaust off a diesel as the YouTube vid was on a petrol car as the you could see where to take the exhaust off from but I can't see on mine where to...
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Can someone help me because my car is driving me nutts, she vibrates under the car when putting foot down more at around 60mph on motorway windows shake and stuff. This is the third time I have changed the centre bearing with new front rubber and its just tearing them up. It feels like the...
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    whats the difference between these thing i have seen lots of different ones at massive price differences and what to go for if it makes any difference to which i have a 2003 330d msport
  12. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Bmw 330 d slight rumble when driving in high gears an a slight clunk when changing gear, wondered if any one else has had same problem, could it be the Flexi disc on the prop, and is poly bush the way Togo on front wishbone any advice will be appreciated
  13. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, As the title says, I have an intermittent thudding and scraping noise from what sounds like the transmission tunnel under the handbrake. I have removed the heat shield to eliminate the thought that the heat shield could be rubbing on the prop, and although it has improved the scraping...
  14. BMW Tuning Forum
    Hi folks having trouble getting a prop shaft bearing for my car. I only one seem to be able to get a 30 mm diameter but mine is 34 mm. Can anyone help as to where i can get this part. :thumbsup
  15. Hereford BMW - Bimmerforums Shop
    Could you give me individual prices for the following please, the car VIN ends AK81328. 26121229683 Centre mount front 26127511140 Butyl cord 26121225071 Grooved ball bearing 26121229682 Centre mount rear 26121225071 Grooved ball bearing 26117511454 Universal joint Could you also tell me how...
  16. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    On my e60 530d auto occasionally I am getting a clunk (more of a feel than a noise) from the rear end like the prop shaft or diff is taking up some slack before moving off. I have experienced a few times but not continuously normally after a sprint of laid back driving on the motorway and then...
  17. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all im new to this site, i decided to change the clutch on my 320 d all done and working fine but when took my prop shaft off 6 big ball bearing drpped out of the rear end were it usually just bolys off on other rear wheel drive cars. It was a struggle to put back together but i thought i did...
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  20. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, I've got an odd problem on the car. It pulls fine right up the gears, pulls off smoothly and there's no lag when you hoof it! However, as the car is slowing to crawl and idle there are a couple of jolts and a quiet thud from the back of the car. I've had it looked at by my local indi...