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Old 02-11-2019, 03:42 PM
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Here's a picture of the front diff opened up...

(Image from Bimmerfest)

It looks like the differential gears (which are not actually planetary gears) are supported in place by the output bearings (the tapered needle rollers)...
2005 BMW X5 3.0d (b 02/05)
2001 BMW F650GS Dakar (b 06/01)
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