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Old 04-02-2010, 01:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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HELP!!! over reving problem

brought a e36 318i,se 4 door and the person i got it off said it had a new diff put on and got to run it in for 5000 mile as that what he got told so now that i have done it seems like that it mite be the wronge diff completly because when im in 5th gear im doing 80mph just over 5000 revs witch i no aint right. dose anyone know what could be the problem please thanks
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That is definitely a wrong differential for the car.
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k thanks do you what would be the right diff to get or a better one?
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That is definitely a wrong differential for the car.
k thanks do you what would be the right diff to get or a better one?
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just an idea... Is your tach reliable?

when you say 5000RPM? does the engine really sound like it's pushing 5000RPM?
you should verify that first.
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