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Old 11-07-2008, 04:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Malta (Europe)
Car: 318ci coupé (late 2000)
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Unhappy Final Drive Problem

Hi guys - I've recently encountered some problems with my late 2000 318ci coupé...

i've started to hear a noise coming from the back and when I took it to the stealership they told me that it's due to the final drive shaft which needs replacing! Total cost will be €2,000 (labour included).

Now my question is - is it possible that the problem may be due to some form of u-joints( or ball races) not sure what these are called as I'm not too mechanically minded...

HELP!!! I'm not sure I want to run the risk of spending all that money when it could also be something more trivial and much less expensive!!!

THANKS to you all once again!
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