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    Quote Originally Posted by RUS_ZHP View Post
    It was at the very early stage of failing. I decided to replace/rebuild it right away.
    When car was accelerating, especially in 2 and 3rd gears around 2 -3 rpm, it had a bit of a chatter coming from the center of the car. It was more noticeable on ramps, when I was merging highways. Car felt like tires were hitting rumble strips on the roads. I took it to my mechanic, so we can see on the lift what was the issue. I was suspecting center support bering. Inspection revealed a play in driveshafts u-joints.
    Car is 2005 zhp auto with 165,2xx miles on it.
    Here is how my driveshaft looked after repair.
    It got new u-joints, CSB, balancing, coating and 1 year warranty. [/IMG]
    OK... same exact issue I'm having essentially. Just got off with mechanic... 12/3 driveshaft from Germany is expected to arrive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RUS_ZHP View Post
    It was at the very early stage of failing. I decided to replace/rebuild it right away.
    When car was accelerating, especially in 2 and 3rd gears around 2 -3 rpm, it had a bit of a chatter coming from the center of the car. It was more noticeable on ramps, when I was merging highways. Car felt like tires were hitting rumble strips on the roads. I took it to my mechanic, so we can see on the lift what was the issue. I was suspecting center support bering. Inspection revealed a play in driveshafts u-joints.
    Car is 2005 zhp auto with 165,2xx miles on it.
    Here is how my driveshaft looked after repair.
    It got new u-joints, CSB, balancing, coating and 1 year warranty.

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    Same exact issue I have on this vehicle I'm working on. It is also an auto with 170k.

    Do you mind sharing the cost and where the rebuild was done?

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    His - 2004 Imola Red / Alcantara 330i | 6MT | ZHP |

    Her's - 2005 Black Sapphire Metallic / Black Leather 330i | 6MT | ZHP |

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    Jealous of that euro bumper and fresh paint. Looks great!
    2004 BMW 330CI ZHP (well, technically ZAM)


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    Quote Originally Posted by sna77 View Post
    OK... same exact issue I'm having essentially. Just got off with mechanic... 12/3 driveshaft from Germany is expected to arrive.
    Nice.
    I found it strange that driveshaft started to fail at that mileage. I sold my first zhp 2 years ago with 173k and that was fine. I have another zhp with 183k miles and that is fine too.
    I would expect that u-joints can last 200k at least.
    Quote Originally Posted by Vas View Post
    Same exact issue I have on this vehicle I'm working on. It is also an auto with 170k.

    Do you mind sharing the cost and where the rebuild was done?

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    Vas, I paid $460 and that included prepaid labels for shipping. Here is the place:http://www.driveshaftspecialist.com/...EaApybEALw_wcB



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    New driveshaft in, solved the issue. The rear joint was stiff and the center support was a bit noisy. Oh well, new parts are in, new driveshaft came with new guibo as well. Getting closer to picking her up

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    Glad that solved your problem, I'll keep your solution in the back of my mind.

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    //M door sills have arrived... Always annoyed me that the Euro-spec cars with M-Tech II package received these but the ZHP got the stupid chrome stock 330 ones...
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    Nice!

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    Note: Actual car no longer resembles signature picture

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    Removed all the radio, electronics, etc. Cleaned inside, replacing all the trim clips and plastic pieces in the interior. Dropped the carr off to be detailed and have the carpets shampooed... Starting to look a lot newer inside!

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    All of the old alcantra, leather, and plastic parts. All being replaced with new...
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    cleaned up... time to reassemble...

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