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Fifty150hs 04-19-2022 03:17 PM

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Originally Posted by ajacks8 (Post 1219850)
If the replacement doesn't work out...it looks like JXB performance has one for e53 that releases in a few weeks. Quality of the one I just received for my e70 seems good and excited that ds doesn't need dropped for installation of two piece unit. Site does not show for e53 yet, but after recently tying into ECS...it shows on their site available for pre-order, shipping April 28th. Just thought you might be interested to know options.


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Too rich for me. If this Febi doesn't work again, I'll probably go to the genuine BMW. A lot more than the Febi, but cheaper than the JXB.

SamW 04-19-2022 03:43 PM

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Back to summer tires and 87 wheels.

Also, new LED rear lights on the way to replace the old faded ones.

ajacks8 04-19-2022 04:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Fifty150hs (Post 1219853)
Too rich for me. If this Febi doesn't work again, I'll probably go to the genuine BMW. A lot more than the Febi, but cheaper than the JXB.


Fair enough…if needed a 3rd time…you can probably make REAL quick work of swap!

wpoll 04-19-2022 04:58 PM

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Originally Posted by ajacks8 (Post 1219850)
If the replacement doesn't work out...it looks like JXB performance has one for e53 that releases in a few weeks. Quality of the one I just received for my e70 seems good and excited that ds doesn't need dropped for installation of two piece unit. Site does not show for e53 yet, but after recently tying into ECS...it shows on their site available for pre-order, shipping April 28th. Just thought you might be interested to know options.


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In my case, the rubber support on the CSB is fine but the bearing is worn and noisy, so while the JXB solution looks great, I still need to drop the shaft and split it to change the bearing... :rolleyes:

TsO346 04-20-2022 12:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Fifty150hs (Post 1219853)
Too rich for me. If this Febi doesn't work again, I'll probably go to the genuine BMW. A lot more than the Febi, but cheaper than the JXB.

It might not be the CSB that’s the issue. My original bearing went out, the metal surrounding the rubber cracked. I replaced it with a Febi unit from FCP Euro… it was fine for some time and the metal bracket cracked again. Replaced it again, was fine for sometime and yep… cracked again. I thought it may have been that Febi wasn’t that good and was gonna order genuine BMW but I did some more digging on the internet and found that if the universal joint on the driveshaft is stiff or notchy, it’ll cause the CSB to fail. I never paid much attention to the condition of the universal joint when I had the driveshaft out but on the final time I found that it was indeed very stiff. So I ordered a driveshaft from Import master replacement driveshaft listing for BMW driveshaft, Mercedes Driveshaft, Volvo Driveshaft and all is good now. A much beefier and serviceable universal joint vs the oem shaft. It comes with everything except the guibo and cover for the cv joint. I highly recommend anyone in need of a driveshaft to order from them. From phone call to receiving the shaft, it took 4 days for them to build, balance and ship it.

Fifty150hs 04-20-2022 01:48 PM

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Originally Posted by TsO346 (Post 1219901)
It might not be the CSB that’s the issue. My original bearing went out, the metal surrounding the rubber cracked. I replaced it with a Febi unit from FCP Euro… it was fine for some time and the metal bracket cracked again. Replaced it again, was fine for sometime and yep… cracked again. I thought it may have been that Febi wasn’t that good and was gonna order genuine BMW but I did some more digging on the internet and found that if the universal joint on the driveshaft is stiff or notchy, it’ll cause the CSB to fail. I never paid much attention to the condition of the universal joint when I had the driveshaft out but on the final time I found that it was indeed very stiff. So I ordered a driveshaft from Import master replacement driveshaft listing for BMW driveshaft, Mercedes Driveshaft, Volvo Driveshaft and all is good now. A much beefier and serviceable universal joint vs the oem shaft. It comes with everything except the guibo and cover for the cv joint. I highly recommend anyone in need of a driveshaft to order from them. From phone call to receiving the shaft, it took 4 days for them to build, balance and ship it.

That's good info. Thanks. I did pay attention to the U joint when I pulled things apart and it seemed to be moving normally and not stiff. If that CSB fails again I'll definitely look into a new shaft.

TsO346 04-20-2022 02:01 PM

No problem, I was baffled as to why the CSB kept failing. In one axis the joint moved freely but the other axis was stiff and binding. So glad it’s resolved now. I don’t mind doing the work, just don’t like doing the same job multiple times lol.

X5chemist 04-20-2022 02:14 PM

That shop is down the highway from me. I can eat at Pappadeaux while they fix the OEM shaft.

crystalworks 04-20-2022 03:06 PM

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Originally Posted by X5chemist (Post 1219907)
That shop is down the highway from me. I can eat at Pappadeaux while they fix the OEM shaft.

I believe they made the DS for a buddies LSx swap into his E30. I might need to go there for a DS for my M52 swapped E30. Good to hear they positive experiences.

LA02MAX 04-24-2022 09:35 PM

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Bled the brakes, buttoned up a few suspension bits, and lowered it down to the ground for the first time in several months. I also finished 2 cylinders worth of valve stem seals today, so bank 1 is finished. The rear cylinder wasn’t too difficult. Just gotta make sure you get a good viewing angle on it. Took some acrobatics for that rear intake valve. I think I’m going to wait until bank 2 is complete before I install the bank 1 valve cover. For now I have it covered with some clean microfiber towels.


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