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Old 10-29-2013, 02:58 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Sea Aych View Post
^^ might be the u-joints. Doesn't make much vibration at all, just a droning noise. i'll check for play tomorrow!
if you separated the two halves as mentioned you throw the balance of the shaft off. that is why they need to be marked before taking apart. Balancing will run about 200.00 usually includes fresh joints and center bearing.

squirt some rust penetrating oil into the joint to loosen up the needle bearings. something you should keep on to make sure they don't seize up. start there and see what happens.

I think I've had 14 bmw's in 4 years.
2 IX's -sold and parts
2 325i 4 dr - sold
4 318is all white - sold and parts
1 87 325is red - parts
1 89 325i vert grey - parts
1 90 325is white - keepin
1 87 325i vert -red - keepin
latest addition 1 88-325is red - parts
latest addition 1 89-325i vert - white -fixin/sold
latest addition 1 92-318i vert - blue - parts
latest addition 1 87 325is blk - parts.

latest addition as of 2013-Gold 87-325is auto! it's a keeper!
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