Used BMW Prop Shafts
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About Prop Shafts
The BMW propshaft is a key part of an automatic vehicle’s transmission and is attached to the gearbox using a propshaft coupling. This coupling is usually a two-piece rubber doughnut shaped gaiter with metal bushings inside to connect the propshaft. The BMW propshaft can be attached to the gearbox using a variety of different fixings such as nuts and bolts or cap screws. The ends of the BMW propshaft can either be parallel or tapered and this will influence which fixing is used.
BMW propshaft failures can happen for a variety of reasons, but most common is general wear to the propshaft coupling, which can be more common in rubber couplings. If the propshaft coupling becomes damaged, this can cause excess play in the BMW propshaft. This play can twist the pipe.
Other things that could cause damage to the BMW propshaft could be caused by road hazards denting the tube of the BMW propshaft. It’s also possible for the BMW propshaft to shear in half if it has been rubbing against another part of the vehicle. This could be caused by incorrect installation of the BMW propshaft or nearby parts.
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