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Old 04-06-2008, 04:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 92 325is and i keep breaking the damn diff bolt. I mean keeping my foot out of it would prob solve the problem, but its no fun driving your car if you cant smash on it..
so at first i was like wtf is that? then i had it diagnosed and luckily i know a guy that can do it for like 30 bucks but i want to fix this so i dont have to replace it again...
My struts are shot, and the bushings above to the left and the right are wearing...
Im thinking too much movement and travel in the rear end is causeing this bolt to break...
anyone else know of a quick fix or easy way to keep this from happening again?



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Old 04-09-2008, 11:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've heard about a welded bracket made by someone who drag races a turbo e36 m3 that is in the 10's. And the AA diff support bracket. I am not sure if they go where your diff bolt is breaking? Is it the front bolt? Probably wouldn't hurt to replace some of your bushings back there also.
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