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Old 09-16-2020, 03:08 PM
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This was my fix for the interim. Worked better than the PO's plastic tee that broke and scared me with the thought of a bad valley pan!
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Old 09-16-2020, 03:10 PM
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So shortly after I got this thing. I did the trans and rear diff. But I didn't have enough diff fluid to do the front. So I put it off and it kinda got forgotten about.

Fast fwd some years later. Still haven't done the front diff and TC.
Well. They're getting done today because that front diff failed a few weeks ago and the only thing we can think of, is the fluid was original.
Heres the carnage. Looks like the axles made it out ok.

So for today's lesson. Change them diff fluids gang.

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Old 09-20-2020, 08:46 PM
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What did you do to / for your E53 today??

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Don't know if any axles were killed in the process. I haven't had any updates from my dude since getting a video of the front driveshaft spinning and the wheels not turning.

Drove out to Castroville and got back to SA, detoured to get a bite somewhere and in the parking lot bout 20mph. Boom. Lost fwd drive. Was binding up initially and would stop if I gave it gas. Then it eventually broke lose and I could drive. No lights. No errors. No leaks.

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Maybe you got lucky and just destroyed the shaft... fact that you were able to keep driving with no lights etc makes me optimistic. That said, I usually donít get that lucky, took me forever to figure out my rear diff was my vibration problem and 1100$ to fix it. I too almost threw in the towel for having fixed and repaired EVERY other system on the car, I bit the bullet and popped in a diff. Ultimately Iím glad I did - but brother, I totally feel your pain. Good luck with that and Iíll cross my fingers for you that you get good news 🤞

Keep us posted on the outcome.

EDIT - disregard... not sure how but I totally missed the above post - doh...


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Old 09-20-2020, 09:19 PM
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So for today's lesson. Change them diff fluids gang.

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One of the first things I did after purchasing mine.

Good luck on the repair.
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Old 09-20-2020, 09:23 PM
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Repair is done. It was just the diff. Axles are fine, thanks God.
Probably gonna clean it up and put her up for sale really soon.
Ready for that 958 CTT, or that W166 AMG

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Old 09-20-2020, 10:21 PM
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Put BC Racing coil overs on. Also fixed the metal "pop outs" on the frame that one of the swing arm eccentric washer work against to be adjustable. Some idiot in an alignment shop had run the washer down on top of one on each side and flattened them back into the frame making them useless. Pulled the swing arm and managed to push them back out and make them functional again.

Of course, I also discovered several brake lines have cracks in the rubber. Guess what item is next on to do list?
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Old 09-22-2020, 11:51 AM
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Spent some time this last weekend getting INPA, NCSexpert, and the other BMW tools running on a laptop. Still learning that software, but now that I have it running and connecting to the vehicle so I ordered a power supply. I want to be able to code the modules without fear of losing stable voltage >/= 13.5v.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-PowerMa...72.m2749.l2649

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Nice, let us know how it works out, I usually just hook up my 6amp trickle charger as a safety measure. Hasn't failed me yet *knocks on wood*
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Old 09-23-2020, 02:02 AM
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small job... spare key had a dead abttery, got an ebay kit a long while back but kinda put it off about 50 times

Yesterdy the wife was complaining the main key didn't work... it did but pushed me to spend some time on youtube and get the old soldering iron out

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Old 09-23-2020, 02:02 AM
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small job... spare key had a dead abttery, got an ebay kit a long while back but kinda put it off about 50 times

Yesterdy the wife was complaining the main key didn't work... it did but pushed me to spend some time on youtube and get the old soldering iron out

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