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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 11-04-2004, 01:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Latly the diff on my beema is been hell noisy, like wip lashing every time i change gear, ive got a manual 1985 320i 4door. I was looking at a new diff for it on a new zleand ebay type site which is very trustable. this guy is selling a diff out of a 1988 320i for only 200 new zealand dollars which is better then paying 1000+ at garage. im trying to find out would a 1988? diff fit in a 1985 320i!?!

here the link to the page where the guy is selling it

http://www.trademe.co.nz/structure/auction...asp?id=18014358
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Old 11-04-2004, 04:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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it would fit.
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Old 11-05-2004, 11:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I have succesfuly changed my 86' 325e diff with 2.93 ratio into one with LSD and 3.9 ratio. I don't even know which model it's from, but these parts are surely interchangeble between different models.

BTW, Limited Slip Differential is an AMAZING thing. I recomend getting it for anyone who are keen in sporty driving.
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Old 11-07-2004, 02:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
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cheers for the help ehhh. it would have cost me 1200 to have one put in
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Old 11-09-2004, 09:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You can do it yourself if you are mechanically challenged. It's wick simple, shouldn't take you more than 2 hours if you don't have a clue. It's a 40 minute job.

Did you check to see if there was gear lube in the case?
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