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BMW 318i 1998; Need help with propshaft flex rubber attached to tranny


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Knuckledraggin
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Oct 12, 2020, 10:20 AM

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BMW 318i 1998; Need help with propshaft flex rubber attached to tranny Sign In

Ok so I recently had issues with my BMW 318i 1998, turns out the flex rubber attached to the gearbox and propshaft was damaged.

Now the flex rubber has 3 bolts with locknuts attached to the gearbox and 3 studs with locknuts that are attached to the propshaft flange, in trying to remove the rubber I ended up stripping and then having to cut off one bolt that was attached to the propshaft stud.

What I want to know is, how important is it really, that I drill out that stud and then put a new bolt in so I can tighten a nut on it? Is the whole propshaft going to explode if one of the 3 studs doesn't have a bolt holding it at the end?
The stud is in and the flex is being held in by 2 tight nuts on the propshaft side and 3 tight nuts on the gearbox side.

I ask this because I have no drill and covid has made finances tight so going out and buying one isn't really an option.

Sorry for the long post I wanted to be thorough.
Thanks in advance


Hammer Time
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Oct 12, 2020, 10:59 AM

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Re: BMW 318i 1998; Need help with propshaft flex rubber attached to tranny Sign In

I don't know that it would go as far as to explode but it will definitely cause issues.

I expect it will cause a vibration which will lead to it coming apart. That component supports full engine power to the rear wheels.

Fix it right.



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