Talk about poor design! My 1971 2800CS is awaiting delivery of a $230 driveshaft because it needs a $10 U-joint at the rear of the driveshaft and BMW does not sell the U-joints or have available a driveshaft rebuilding program on an exchange basis as they do in Germany.
Author: Steve Brenneman
San Diego, California
It would have been cheaper for you to order part number 2611 1 105 398, a universal joint rebuild kit, for $24 and then pay a machine shop $6 to have the joint pressed in. It seems that BMW offers this kit for the coupes only but it looks like this same kit might fit the rest of the six-cylinder cars also.
Author: Tech Ed.