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At 132K miles the outer axle boot on my front drivers side (2003 330xi) was split and needed replacement. The shop doing the work felt that there could be damage to the axle so I decided to replace both front drive shafts with FCP Groton drive shafts purchased on ebay. At 138K miles the passanger side outer boot was torn and falling apart and the inner boot was leaking. I had the shop replace the passanger side with the OEM axle that was replaced at 132K miles. I had intended to have the shop replace the outer boot but they could not get the axle apart to do it. The axle on the drivers side is OK so far. I am not impressed with the FCP Groton part made in China. I kind of think that in the end it was a POS quick fix that did not work. I was expecting to have the axles get me to the 200K mile mark.
 
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