What is a flex disc on a BMW?

Find BMW driveshaft and axle shaft parts, including flex discs (aka: the guibo) is a vibration dampener mounted on the back of the transmission. The flex disc acts as a buffer between the transmission’s output shaft and the driveshaft leading back to the car’s differential.

What does a driveshaft flex disc do?

In terms of purpose, the flex discs operate quite simply. They absorb excess torque that is applied to the shaft in times of acceleration and deceleration and also prevent the driveshaft from feeling vibrations from the transmission.

Who makes BMW guibo?

This guibo is manufactured by Febi-Bilstein, an aftermarket supplier with a two year warranty. We also recommend replacing the 6 self-locking nuts at the same time.

How do I know if my flex disk is bad?

The most common symptoms of chassis flex disc or failure:

  1. Knocking Noises: You may hear knocking noises under your car when you accelerate.
  2. Trouble Shifting Between Gears: A bad chassis flex disc can make it difficult to change gears.
  3. Intense Vibrations: When the flex discs fail, the driveshaft will be loose.

How do I know if my flex disc is in right?

We know this sounds weird, but when it’s inserted properly, you won’t even notice it’s there. 7. You can always adjust the fit. If your disc doesn’t feel quite right or it seems like it’s leaking, try adjusting while it’s inside you by using a clean finger to push it further down and back towards your tailbone.

When should I replace my flex disc?

200,000 miles
The flex disc has a relatively long lifespan. Ideally, it can take you well over 200,000 miles before showing signs of degradation.

What does a guibo do?

A giubo (/ˈdʒuːboʊ/ JOO-boh; etymology: giunto Boschi, “Boschi joint”), also known as a flex disc, and sometimes misspelled as guibo, is a flexible coupling used to transmit rotational torque between the drive shaft and the companion flange on mechanical devices, such as an automobile engine.

What causes chassis flex disc failure in Mercedes Benz?

Common Causes of Chassis Flex Disc Failure Chassis flex discs are made from rubber. This rubber is frequently exposed to high temperatures, which causes the rubber to expand. The expansion and contraction of the material leads to premature wear and cracking.

Can a Flex Disc get stuck?

If you’ve ever wondered: Can you get a menstrual cup stuck? The answer is yes, but you can totally get it out without asking your bestie for help (though many people have used a helper or a doctor to dislodge a stuck cup). While you might have a moment of panic, you’re going to be just fine.

Can you wear Flex Disc overnight?

FLEX is an alternative to tampons, pads and cups. It can be worn safely up to 12 hours, including overnight.

How many times can you use a flex disc?

Flex Disc is not reusable. Flex Disc is a single-use, disposable menstrual product that has been tested and approved for up to 12 hours of wear. After 12 hours, you must remove Flex Disc and dispose of the used disc in the waste bin, then you can insert a new one.