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He asked "how", not "if" (archive)

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Posted by Chris Rose on August 29, 2001 at 07:53:40:

In Reply to: Yes, you can access from under the car. N/T posted by Nick P. on August 29, 2001 at 07:43:57:

Sorry, I don't know how. It may just be by "inspection" and experience. I'm curious to know as well.

Drove a '90 535i with 109k miles. Under hard acceleration, there was a surging sensation in 1st and a little less in 2nd that WASN'T the engine. My '70 Camaro does the same thing becasue the ring and pinion are worn and a little loose. I've driven 6 5spd BMW's and none of the others did this.

My hope is it's the guibo (rubber donut?) I hear BMW's have, but have never seen. If I put the car up, can I crawl under and move the draft shaft around and see if the guibo is going bad?






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