Rear Diff

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Rear Diff

Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:57 pm

Today my rear diff went at 125K, should it go at this millage?

I'm thinking of getting a reconditioned one from flee bay;

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RECON-X5-E70 ... :rk:2:pf:0

Your thoughts please.
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Re: Rear Diff

Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:23 pm

Some have gone earlier than that. Frequently the cause is use of non-star marked tyres but not always. One member with the right tyres had one replaced, and at a lot less miles than you have.

They are hard to find second hand with the right ratios, and expensive new. Kkx5 on here may have some advice as it is his speciality :)
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Re: Rear Diff

Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:13 am

Thanks x5sport, always used star rated tyres.

I look forward to kkx5's response.

I might as well get the transfer box and gear box oil changed whist the diff is being done.

Luckily I have a car I can use whilst sourcing a diff. There are a few lower ratio diff but mine had to be the higher one didn't it. Maybe cause I have a 7 seater.
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Re: Rear Diff

Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:24 pm

**UPDATE**

I got the rear diff from the link above, the chap whose company it is was really good. He talked the mechanic through what needs to be done and what oil he wanted in the diff for warranty purposes :thumbsup: . Basically he has up-rated the diff so it's similar to the 2016 version.

I have also had the transfer case fluid done and gearbox oil and filter. I though it'd be best considering the millage, the mechanic said the transfer fluid was black.

I pick up the beast tomorrow!

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