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Old 12-26-2016, 09:08 PM
TRAPSTA101 TRAPSTA101 is offline
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Changing the Guibo and Driveshaft on my 08 E66

What started out to be a minor rumble in low rpms, (felt like it was in the tires) turned out to be a worn away center support, a bad drive shaft and a worn rubber guibo. Unfortunately, I don't have detailed pictures of the entire process because they were months apart, but for the most part I tried to upload the ones that show the faulty parts. Hope this helps anyone with the same problem.
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Old 01-29-2017, 04:40 AM
Musicianpwr Musicianpwr is offline
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heyyy Im from Corpus too!! I suspect I have this problem too. I know for sure my guibo is worn...when I come off of park for reverse you can hear the "thunk".
After putting new tires last month I feel a vibration when driving...had all the tires and rims checked and nothing was wrong.
my question is, where did you order the drive shaft and center support from?
Would be nice if you could give me some heads up too!
2008 e66
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Old 02-20-2017, 06:37 AM
Stompkin Stompkin is offline
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Just changed my Guibo this weekend on my 2006 e65. Job wasn't easy, but it wasn't that bad either honestly. My old Guibo definitely had some play in the bushings, but it didn't seem as bad as a lot of them I had seen online. I was skeptical at how much this would help, but was totally amazed when I went on my test drive, no more lurching stops, no clunk from P to R, etc, and no more upshift/downshift clunks either. Wish I had done this repair a year ago! I may actually love my car again now!
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