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  1. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    2010 BMW X5 E70 with 120,000 miles. Vibration on acceleration. I have recently fitted a new front propshaft, genuine BMW part, the type with a universal joint on it (hardy spicer joint) as the joint was seized, and was causing a vibration. I contacted BMW about the problem, but they said there...
  2. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Using the Virtual PC BMW service manual software to rebuild my engine and I think I've found an error in it! On the page covering fitting the crank it states that No.1 must be at TDC when setting the counterbalance shafts. Well, the setting tool only fits when its at BDC and the pictures in...
  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 Parts for Sale
    As title in good working order £150 located Ellesmere Port Cheshire Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I've had a search but I can't find a definite answer as to whether e30 325 drive shafts will bolt straight up to the e36 compact output flanges or if I need e30 output flanges as well. I also believe the e30 output flanges won't quite sit perfectly inside the e36 compact diff? How have other...
  6. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, my cv joints in both my drive shafts are worn (2004 330cd) and I am considering my options. Oem cost £700 for pair (f that) GSF cost £240 for pair Used from 316 318 325 etc £100 pair max I am not sure if all e46 drive shafts are the same. Im guessing if they were different they would have...
  7. Motorsport and Drifting (BMW related)
    Im getting my diff welded this saturday and someone recently said that welders ruin driveshafts and are prone to snapping them. How true is this? Has this happened to anyone?
  8. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi guys I am looking for tuning companies in the uk that will offer High Lift Cam shafts for my 328 M52 engine. If anyone has websites I can look at then please let me know.
  9. BMW Garages and Parts Retailers
    Hi all Im looking for a BMW breakers that can supply me with rear drive shafts for me E46 M3 I have tried a few off Google and Quarry but they don't seem to have the parts in stock, any advice will be appreciated. Thanks
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    am i correct in reading properly here, i only just found out that i will be needing 6 cylinder drive shafts to go in my 4 cylinder car,as im putting 328i diff and propshaft in?? is this correct? thought i had all the bits...dam...:frown
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi guys, I'm hoping someone in the know might be able to help here. I have a 94 325i so it has the earlier vanos without the diaphragm springs. I'm borrowing all the correct tools and am going to re-build/upgrade the whole system at some point. I'll be fitting the later diaphragm springs and...
  12. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I'm in the middle of replacing the diff bushes. I've removed all the torx bolts (6 on each drive shaft and 6 on the prop shaft). But it's a 10 year old car and I can only assume the shafts have bonded themselves to the diff over time, anyone got any advice on how to separate the shafts from...
  13. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    hey all i have a 328 diff and housing the car was rolled and has bent the housing im putting this diff in a 320. so the question i have will the 2.8 drive shafts fit into the 320 hubs basicly are the splines the same? thanks in advance
  14. BMW Engine Conversions
    Hi, First time on the forum so Hi! Wanted to ask, I am looking at a 1993 E36 coupe that has had an engine upgrade from 320 to 328. It needs drive shafts so first thing is how much and where can I get these, and 2ndly is it a big job? Thanks!
  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I put new shafts in my e36 325i, and it kept shearing the right hand side shaft, i then put the old one back in and with a bit more play in it, it was fine. i have an LSD and wondered if there was something to do with that. does an M3 have different shafts than, any other e36. this is very weird