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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 09-23-2008, 05:44 PM
pporcaro pporcaro is offline
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325e guibo?

so i thought this banging motion was my exhaust swinging until i fixed the hangers and put a new exhaust on. now the shake seems to be rotational and stops at 20mph and does it in first or second gear, if you push it a little bit. A buddy of mine thinks it's the guibo and it's all stretched out.

is replacing a guibo a DIY project?
any other ideas on what it might be?

thanks in advance
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Old 09-23-2008, 06:05 PM
cliffmac cliffmac is offline
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yes, the old guibo joint

quite typical, 6 bolts and nuts, 3 facing forward towards the front and 3 facing towards the rear...biggest issue is the propeller shaft bearing preloading not to mention the effort to DIY....but yes, the guibo will cause a shuddering upon acceleration, no question. Plus if not replaced it can cause a situation where the entire drive shaft may need replacing due to flange damage. While in there I would suggest examining the propeller shaft bearing as well, may or may not need attention...good luck...cliffmac
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Old 09-23-2008, 06:22 PM
faviolosky faviolosky is offline
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it could also be the center support bearing, so if your downthere already, might as well
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Old 09-24-2008, 01:49 PM
pporcaro pporcaro is offline
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actually i already replaced the center bearing like 5 weeks ago because there was some serious hum coming from there.
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Old 09-24-2008, 07:58 PM
faviolosky faviolosky is offline
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actually i already replaced the center bearing like 5 weeks ago because there was some serious hum coming from there.

ok then disregard lol
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