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Old 07-01-2019, 01:53 AM
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The last of the suspension parts arrived today.... air suspension is on borrowed time



Got some heavy duty rain coming for 6 days straight so can't work on site. Might take advantage of the down time and get it up on a hoist and sorted...

also arrived today was the special tool in for the steering column bearing so might have to put the newly wrapped steering wheel back on too....



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Old 07-01-2019, 06:59 AM
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Nice!

Love that steering wheel!
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Got the front and rear diff fluid changed out today. Was going to do a DIY on it but there after a search there is an excellent one already up here. Courtesy of cn90 here: https://xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/...se-fluids.html



Here's what my fluid looked like after 120000 miles. Not black, but not golden either. I got out about 2L and put in just over 2L. Maybe 2.2L of LiquiMoly 75w90 synth gear oil. Neither diff appears to be leaking.


I did my rear one last summer. Haven't done the front yet.


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I did my rear one last summer. Haven't done the front yet.


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The front is harder to do (access is limited by the reinforcing plate) and the fluid has a harder life than in the rear - the front diff gets heated by the engine, so the fluid is usually darker (cooked!).

Put it on the list....
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The front is harder to do (access is limited by the reinforcing plate) and the fluid has a harder life than in the rear - the front diff gets heated by the engine, so the fluid is usually darker (cooked!).



Put it on the list....


Yeah for sure. I'm not even sure why I never did it when I did the rear, maybe I forgot it's awd. Lol.


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The front is harder to do (access is limited by the reinforcing plate) and the fluid has a harder life than in the rear - the front diff gets heated by the engine, so the fluid is usually darker (cooked!).
This was my experience for sure. Front was much darker. Rear was not new looking, but much better than front. Didn't smell as bad either.
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simple replacement but put on fresh new wiper blades on the front & rear

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turning right i hearda clicking noise after a long trip... doesnt do it anymore

put in reverse it clicked alittle to then went away anybody heard this before (does do it any more)

i bought cv axels thinking it will cure it as one side there grease everywhere (figured it time 137k miles

i hope its not transfer case
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turning right i hearda clicking noise after a long trip... doesnt do it anymore

put in reverse it clicked alittle to then went away anybody heard this before (does do it any more)

i bought cv axels thinking it will cure it as one side there grease everywhere (figured it time 137k miles

i hope its not transfer case
Grease everywhere is a sure sign that The bolt went. No choice but to fix that before moving on.
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Old 07-02-2019, 01:32 PM
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I too have a little clunk when going forward/reverse or vice versa. Noticed grease residue at the front diff where the CV goes in. Inner and outer boots appear fine. Time for CV axles I guess.
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