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Old 10-19-2013, 04:11 AM
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flex disk

I just bought my 2000 Z3 roadster the car is great it's in very good condition when I bought at the dealership they gave me a list of things that needed replacing one of them being the flex desk although I'm pretty good at repairing my own car I'm a little apprehensive on this I am hoping someone out there has a step-by-step instructions on how to replace it.
I ordered a new flex disc and the drive shaft bearing. I tried looking for a video on youtube but couldn't find one for the Z3 can anyone out there help me thank you fellow Bimmer's

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Old 10-19-2013, 04:18 AM
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Welcome! I moved your post to hopefully the right model-specific forum for your car. Good luck.
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Old 10-19-2013, 04:51 AM
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It sounds like you could really use a Bentley Manual for the Z3. You can find them on Amazon, eBay, etc.
Replacing the flex disk (aka guibo) is quite easy, but you don't get much room to work. You need a set of guibo bolts and nuts, since they're one-time use. You may find this guide to replacing the Z3 clutch helpful, since it includes the guibo at Step 26: http://webspace.ringling.edu/~dplassma/cj/cj.html.
Replacing the drive shaft bearing (aka center support bearing or CSB) is another story. That has to be pressed-on by a shop that specializes in drive shafts. Generally, the entire drive shaft with the CSB is replaced.
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Old 10-19-2013, 06:33 AM
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Old 10-19-2013, 05:05 PM
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The flex disc is a pretty simple job. The one thing that is imperative is proper clocking. There are little arrows embossed on the side of the disc. These must point to the output flanges on the transmission.
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