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Old 06-02-2005, 04:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, Just got my 325i and I love it.

However, the flex disc needs to be replaced. How hard/easy is this to do? once the car is propped up, is the part easily accesible? is there a write up on how to do this? if not, can yall give me a couple pointers?

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Old 06-02-2005, 08:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you're refering to the flex PLATE, otherwise known as the flywheel on automatic transmissions then....good luck! that is not going to be as easy job. If that's not what you're talking about then just dismiss all that I've said.
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Old 06-02-2005, 11:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you're refering to the flex PLATE, otherwise known as the flywheel on automatic transmissions then....good luck! that is not going to be as easy job. If that's not what you're talking about then just dismiss all that I've said.
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Hmm, not that... I have heard some people call it a "guibo" or something.... any help?
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Old 06-02-2005, 11:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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ill give you the the quick rundown of what needs to be done.....

drop the exhaust, the heat sheild down to give you the room and access to the disk, zap the bolts out that connect tranny side, then lower the driveshaft, tie the driveshaft up so you can work on it without it crashing to the ground. remove the guibo from the driveshaft side, then reverse process. mind you this is the quick rundown of what needs to be done, i hope i didnt forget any key parts (its been about 2 years since i did one last) but it should be pretty straight forward
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How do you know if your guibo needs replacement??
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How do you know if your guibo needs replacement??
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Well, first off, this is my first ever bimmer!!! love it!

I found out cause I am a AAA member. after I bought my bimmer, I took it to a AAA fascility and they do a diagnostic check on all systems of your car to see if there is anything that needs to be replaced. sure enought he tells me the flex disc "guibo" on my drive shaft is cracking. so I get under the car, look at it and it's cracking, so I figure I should replace it before I actually HAVE symptoms, cause don't want to mess with a janked up drive shaft while on the highway!

so, you dont pull any spline shaft out of the back of the tranny in the process?
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its sooo easy to replace. take off your exhaust. and take off the driveshaft. put inthe new flexdisc, put driveshaft back on. and put exhaust back on. ur done. takes like 2-3 hours max.
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