It’s finally here, if you have been waiting for my How To Replace Your Guibo Joint Video. The Guibo Joint is also known as the Flex Disc or U-Joint or Universal Joint some even call it a bushing or Propeller Disc or Joint. It’s all the same thing, I did this whole process by myself with a borrowed 18 mm wrench from my pop that came in really handy (watch video below) Below I’ll list the tools you must need for this job and a few optional ones. The Guibo Joint itself isn’t that much you can find it for around 100-130 dollars depends on were you check. While your watching this video if some bolts are different then yours especially the rear drive shaft ones, mine are E-torx E12, or you can get away with a 3/8 wrench, (again watch video for full details) I believe 02-05 E65 E66 are different bolts. So here are some problems I ran into. I couldn’t get the drive shaft off of the rear, so I took the Guibo out with out dropping the drive shaft completely. Hanging the exhaust back on took some strength and another helper would have been nice but I was able to do it myself. So if you want to save probably at least 400-500 dollars on labor watch the video, hire your friend as a helper for free taco bell dinner and away you go.
If you have a friend or know someone that has a shop lift, oh wow that would save time on your back. I did get a great ab workout in being under the car and sitting up a lot:) The results are great, I now have clean shifting from 1-2 and 2-1 without the clunk or noise, now it doesn’t feel like someone just hit my bummer from the rear when I shift down from 2-1. Going from Park to Drive is smooth without the loud clunk, and it’s now smooth from drive to reverse. So all my shifting issues and noises went away, I’m very happy. Happy fixing.
Tools You Need:
4 Jack stands
E-Torx E12 (I believe only on 06-08 E65 E66)
18mm flex head wrench (has bent end)
Maybe Tie-Downs to hold exhaust or boxes
Remember while the car is up in the air, remember if you need to do any other work like Fuel filter or Transmission Oil Change, rotate your tires etc.