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Old 08-09-2014, 04:13 PM
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Broke Rear Axel Today

Looks like I've joined the club today.

2008 e70 4.8 115k miles

(not my car)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=af_7IANxMsI

I expect the same.

My observation so far: car was having the push/pull feel when coming to a stop. Similar to what some of you referred to in other forums.

I don't know why.


FIXED: New Diff (final drive)

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Old 08-09-2014, 06:12 PM
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Looks like I've joined the club today.

2008 e70 4.8 115k miles

(not my car)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=af_7IANxMsI

I expect the same.

My observation to far: car was having the push/pull feel when coming to a stop. Similar to what some of you referred to in other forums.

I don't know why.
Sorry to hear! Are you going to diy it or let the dealer take care of it?
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Old 08-09-2014, 09:28 PM
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So far I've towed it to local BMW garage (I've had these guys work on some thing before, not a dealer).

We will go from there. Funny, I made an appointment to look at my lowered a4 and check the rear shocks. So, I have a place holder for Monday.

Also, we just got hit with some nasty rain. I got the SAV towed and everything moved to the Audi as first drops of rain hit me.

In light off all the crap, it was a good day.

I'll post some updates next week.
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Old 08-10-2014, 01:27 PM
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Uggh. Bummer.


Seems like a rare club though.... but somehow that never makes one feel good or special, does it?

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Uggh. Bummer.


Seems like a rare club though.... but somehow that never makes one feel good or special, does it?

No it does not.
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Old 08-11-2014, 09:05 PM
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OK Update.

The axle may be saved. Rear diff is totally shredded. So tomorrow I'm either getting a brand new diff or locating a used one. Hopefully my guys will take some pictures.
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Old 08-12-2014, 12:54 AM
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Maybe get a racing diff? Something that will add some real HP.

(Sorry)

Looks like ~$1800 plus labor?

I bet used ones will be MUCH more reasonable- sub 500? Stay away from big parts brokers, they just take retail and charge 50%... try and find someone parting a car.
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Old 08-14-2014, 06:05 PM
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Final Update:





The rear diff was replaced. Car drives like it should and is a lot tighter.
The damage may have been caused by a previous owner.
While there I had my guys flush the transmission fluid and replaced a leaky sealing sleeve.

In the end the rear diff broke internally.

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Old 08-14-2014, 07:44 PM
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So you got a used diff? Can you post from where?
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Old 08-14-2014, 08:24 PM
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So you got a used diff? Can you post from where?
I have a diesel one with a 20k miles,still not decided if I want to sell it or keep it to myself.Depends on the price
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