From digest.v7.n870 Sat Jan 3 15:37:46 1998
From: "Brett Anderson" <bretta_at_BestWeb.net>
Date: Sat, 3 Jan 1998 11:18:43 -0500
Subject: Re: CV joints on my '02
> From: Mike Biles <tiramisu_at_southwind.net>
> Date: Fri, 02 Jan 1998 14:25:01 -0600
> Subject: CV joints on my '02
> What gives? do I have the only BMW on the planet that has ever needed CV
That'd be my guess. I think in my entire career, I have seen one bad axle ,
on an E30. So while it is possible, I would be paying extra special
attention to the wheel bearings and rear brakes first.
Also, seeing as it is such a rare occurrence, how about junkyard axles.
Certainly cheaper than new, and the chances of ever replacing them a second
time are probably in the tens of thousands to one.
As far as I know, the CV's and boots are more expensive than the entire
axle. Especially when you consider labor.
BMW and ASE Master Technician
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