5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)Chat relating to the BMW 5-Series of all generations. Specific models include: BMW 518, BMW 520, BMW 520i, BMW 530i, BMW 528i, BMW 530i, BMW 518i, BMW 524d, BMW 525i, BMW 525e, BMW 528e, BMW 540i, BMW 535i, BMW 520d, BMW 525td, BMW 525d, BMW 530d, BMW 525i/xi, BMW 530i/xi. (BMW 5-Series Forum)
First off I would like to say HI. I'm new here. I just purchased a 1984 bmw 528e in pretty good shape for 70 bucks. It has a bad drive shaft support. I did some search and found a little bit of info on the problem I'm having but had a few more questions. First off I was not thinking when I pulled the drive shaft apart and did not mark it so it is going to be out of balance. I was wondering if a local shop would be able to balance this drive shaft or if i should just purchase a new one that is prebalanced. Also the drive shaft support is held on by that c clip with a metal round piece that fits down in the support bearing. The metal piece was all bent up when I pulled the drive shaft off. I ordered the support bearing but do not thank it comes with the metal piece does any body know where i can order this piece from.
MY little brother found it a guy in this little town we live in had purchased it from his brother who was the orignal owner. The guy stated he knew nothign about cars and had went to drive it after it had sit for about 4 months pulled out it got to about 40 and started makeing a real loud thumping sound. He parked it immeditley and figured it was the tranny. He did not touch it for two years. MY little brother purchased it from him and since he is only 14 and really had no need for it and wanted money for the local fair I purchased it from him. I layed underneth the car the minute my brother brought it home and the drive shaft could be moved from side to side by hand. I took of the heat shiled and sure enough the center support bearing was gone. Where do you think i could order the clip from. I looked today and could not find one the clip is fine it is really just the metal dust cover.
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