Driveshaft Center Support Bearing, URO - E36 325i, E36 318ti, Z3
Aftermarket Replacement # 26 12 1 229 089, 24 Month Warranty
The center support bearing on the E36 325i, E36 318ti, and Z3 supports both sections of the driveshaft and allows it to shift under load. A bearing in the middle is suspended in rubber. Over time, and with a lot of loading/unloading of the driveshaft, the bearing or the rubber wears out.
Symptoms of a bad center support bearing is usually a thunk from the center of the car, especially when dipping in/out of the throttle. A great time to replace the center bearing, and the front flex disc, is during a clutch overhaul, short shift kit install, or any time the driveshaft is removed from the car.
This is a high-quality aftermarket center support bearing, made by Meyle and comes with a two year warranty.
There are some specific fitment notes for the models below:
E36 318ti manual transmission only
E36 325i sedan -12/94 manual transmission only
Z3 2.5i/3.0 with manual transmission only
E36 (92-99) > 325i
E36/5 (95-99) > 318ti M42
E36/5 (95-99) > 318ti M44
E36/7 / E36/8 Z3 (96-02) > Z3 1.9
E36/7 / E36/8 Z3 (96-02) > Z3 2.3
E36/7 / E36/8 Z3 (96-02) > Z3 2.5
E36/7 / E36/8 Z3 (96-02) > Z3 2.8
E36/7 / E36/8 Z3 (96-02) > Z3 3.0