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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 07-15-2014, 09:13 AM
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Some one help please

I am trying to replace my center support bearing and flex disk what tools do I need can I get a link to a write up for it please help


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Old 07-15-2014, 10:38 AM
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Just take that to a shop, you can **** up the rubber and it was a useless job it's straight forward but you have to make sure the csb are in a certain way, drive train lined up.. blah blah blah, Im 21 and work on my e30 at my college. Long story short my professor had to take over because it was a bitch. Took him 3 classes
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Old 07-15-2014, 10:43 AM
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Well I helped my buddy do it on my last car I just never did it alone .... I know the csb has to go in a certain way I just need to know what size the bolts are on the flex disk and how to get the drive shaft out I mean I watched a few videos on YouTube it is pretty straight up and don't look that hard if I could only fine a wright up about it I'd follow the right steps I paid 110 for the disk and csb but a shop near my house wants 270 to install it plus I have my new headers and y pipe that needs to be installed I can't be just throwing money around I need to do some of this my self lol


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Old 07-15-2014, 10:52 AM
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I'll look around for a write up, but if I remember it was 12mm these cars don't have special bolts or sizes. Make sure you torque your bolts though. Very important
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Old 07-15-2014, 11:31 AM
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Thanks man I'd appreciate that


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Old 07-15-2014, 11:32 AM
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Old 07-16-2014, 04:16 AM
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A genuine BMW rubber Guibo will have arrows on the side of it....you must fit the bolts back so that they point the same way as the arrows!

Before removing the propshaft, mark the positions on both ends and mark the two sections of the propshaft, so that when you put it all back together again all your markings line up.

The center bearing must be pre-loaded before tightening up ie. move the center bearing about a 1/4 inche forward towards the engine before tightening down its locating bolts.

Torques in Newton Meters are:

center bearing 21 NM
Guibo bolts M10 64 Nm, M12 100 Nm...these apply to the Grade 10.9 bolts!
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Were you thinking of buying the few spanners needed for this job?
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Old 07-17-2014, 10:11 PM
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Combination wrenches. I'm guessing you didn't even attempt to find an answer before you started this thread. Luckily I found something that's very good at putting together links to write ups.

https://www.google.com/search?q=e30+...UTF-8&hl=en-US



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Oh yeah, whatever you find, BillWill's post is dead on for the things you need to watch out for.


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Thanks Logan that was the perfect way to answer lol


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