Originally Posted by Luvmy335i
Nothing against the tech's at my local BMW dealership but to perform this repair myself provided me the satisfaction of knowing it was done to "my" standards. I have the Bentley manual and reference the site for needed info.
My next step is to put a diff it her. Traction with an open diff and my mods is a joke. Running it with traction control off and putting it sideways at highway speeds is not in my futures best interest.
The diff is doable so long as you pick up the right tools and stuff beforehand. I did mine on a set of ramps in my garage. Only external help I needed was a machine shop that removed the bearing races and ring gear over to the new diff (I sold my vice a while back before I moved).