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It took me over a year to drive my M5.

I broke three center bearings and trashed an already shoddy flex disk (giubo). I'm finally learning to drive it more smoothly. It has been my goal to try to drive more smoothly at all speeds and I think I'm finally getting it, but I'd still like to torque the thing out of first without killing another center bearing.

I had the engine and gearbox mounts replaced with the first loss and have had the drive shaft checked out.

A friend suggested an aluminum replacement for the flex disk, but I like my gearbox in one piece, so thats a "no go".

I know what kind of driving kills it, but I'd still like to have the power.

Any suggestions?
 

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Three centre bearings?

I've so far never heard of one failing as a comon issue, let alone three!

Nilocnut on here loves drag-racing as do others and they aren't complaining about them either.

When you say you're driving smoother, how rough were you before? What kind of driving are you doing to place this kind of stress on the drivetrain?

I'm intrigued, as the E34 is a tough old bird.


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Ivan
 

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I've never had one replaced and that's in over 120,000 miles (100,000 in my 3.8 and about 20,000 in this 3.6).

I've done a good few trackdays, and I'm not known for 'pussyfooting' around.
 
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