What does a BMW guibo do?
What is Guibo? Giubo, as it is correctly spelled, is a flex disc used in rear-wheel drives to connect the transmission flange with the driveshaft. The idea behind a giubo is to dampen some of the vibrations and allow for some misalignment in the driveline.
What is transmission guibo?
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 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.
What is a flex disk on a Mercedes?
Flex discs are used to join the differential, driveshaft, and transmission. Your Mercedes has 2 discs, one in the front and one in the back. The chassis flex disc in the front connects the transmission and the driveshaft together. The rear disc connects the driveshaft and differential.
What does a driveshaft sound like when bad?
Another symptom of driveshaft issues is loud clunking noises. These noises are usually produced by worn-out u-joints. Lack of u-joint lubrication can cause squeaking noises when you drive at low speeds. Your vehicle may have a faulty cv-joint if knocking sounds are produced.
How do I know if my flex disk is bad?
The most common symptoms of chassis flex disc or failure:
- Knocking Noises: You may hear knocking noises under your car when you accelerate.
- Trouble Shifting Between Gears: A bad chassis flex disc can make it difficult to change gears.
- Intense Vibrations: When the flex discs fail, the driveshaft will be loose.
When should I replace my flex disc?
Flex Disc can be safely worn for a maximum of 12 hours. After that, Flex Disc should be removed and disposed of. If your flow is especially heavy, you may find that you need to replace your disc more often. Please reach out to your Flexperts for tips and tricks to achieve the max 12-hour wear.