From digest.v7.n335 Thu Sep 25 23:28:55 1997
From: "Steve D'Gerolamo" <steved3_at_idt.net>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 1997 21:54:40 -0400
Subject: Vibration Damper
>Subject: <E28> Vibration Damper, Short Shift Kit
>What is the necessity of the vibration damper that sits over the guibo on
>my 87 535i ? Apparently, 87 was one, if not the only one, of the only model
>years that this part was used so I am wondering how important it really is.
> I haven't seen any other model years up close so I am not sure of any
>structural changes between models. Anybody have any opinions ?
BMW had problems with driveshaft balance on the 85-88 535i and included a
vibration damper with the driveshaft. Some of the E30's used one as well.
The damper is a wear item...I've sold quite a few over the years. It can
presumably be eliminated by having the driveshaft rebalanced (without this
add-on) by one of the Driveshaft specialty houses. SD
Steve D'Gerolamo - The Ultimate Garage
201-262-0412 / steved3_at_idt.net / http://www.ultimategarage.com
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