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Old 05-21-2012, 07:54 PM
flash_n flash_n is offline
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Location: Connecticut
Join Date: May 2012
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Mein Auto: 745Li
Keif, many many thanks for your DIY.
Went ahead this weekend and replaced the guibo using your description.

Some additional points I noted along the way, that I hope may be helpful.
- the collar nuts attaching the front silencer to the manifold should be replaced (at least have them available before you start). See attached picture
- try no to damage the knurled bolt from the other side, when removing the nut.

- have a E12 female torx socket ready for the CV joint. Luckily Advance Auto has them on a Sunday.
- indicate which way to install the guibo, and mark the orientation of the prop shaft, the transmission flange and the CV.

- replace the self-locking nuts (6x) connecting the guibo.
- when torquing around the crossmember I had the hardest time to grip the nut with the wrench. Here a picture how I held the wrench when reassembling. Made it so much easier for me.

- when re-assembling the exhaust to the manifold you have to loosen the cross brace. It was late in the day and I fiddled forever trying to get them together again. Loosen the cross brace and voila, fits together again.
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