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#1 (permalink) Old 08-31-2004, 10:48 PM
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If you drive your bmw with a bad flex coupler what will happen over time?

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it will get worse and worse.

so, when it just starts, the car only shakes at maybe 5k rpm.. then it will shake if u accelerate rapidly to like 4k rpm then 3k, then eventually ur screwed.. it will shake thew hole time


dont let it get that bad
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if it gets that bad can it ruin any thing else?

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Most likely it could put some unwanted stress on the transmission output with all that slapping around. For 40 bucks you should replace it.

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I ordered it and ill have it in by this weekend. Is it a hard thing to do yourself?

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Not too bad. It goes pretty quick once you get enough force on the bolts. There's a good write up at pelicanparts.com

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lol...I'm the real BeemerMan here!!! funny how we have the same e36 i w/the same rims.....lol :P

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its very simple, especially when u have dont it many times.. not the guibo itself.. but stuff that requires the same first step.

drop the exhaust, then the heatshield, then the center drive shaft support, ( i think thats what its called) then there guibo, there are nuts on the back by the way..

and while ur there replace ur center bearing
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