Originally Posted by e90TiAg335i
Good luck! I plan to do the same pretty soon. I'm sure you know how to check the backlash, correct? Do you have a press in your garage to swap the bearings?
Yeah, I've got a dial indicator and magnetic mount on order for checking backlash. I don't have a press, but the bearings themselves (if I'm talking about the part correctly) are held in by c-clips. The axles/splines can be removed via slidehammer. If I need a press for the bearings on the diff, I've got access to one, but I think I can work up something.