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    I was looking at this on ebay:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/bmw-325-tds-32...item35a614f536

    At the question at the bottom, the seller says 'it has a limited slip diff boot, it spins both wheels'. I have never heard of this before, has anyone else? If the buyer is here, could you explain?
     
     

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    do u drop the diff in via the boot? sounds like a simpleton to be honest
     
     

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    What he says is " it has a limited slip diff boot it it spins both wheels!"

    I think that means "It has a Limited Slip Diff, boot it and it'll spin both wheels"

    He's labled it as a "turbo diesel m3 sport"... Do they exist ?
     
     

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    That's how I read it, too. There certainly is no such thing as a diesel M3 though, and despite what it says on the description that doesn't look like a convertible to me
     
     

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    And does the 325TDS really have an LSD ?
     
     

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    Mine didnt have one but it might have had one fitted by a previous owner or somethin. Ive got a 525tds and that defo doesnt have one.
     
     

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    Some 325's did come with LSD but it was only towards the end before they started making 328's and it was only certain models.The only way to tell for sure is to go see it and lift the rear and turn the wheels.If you turn one and the other turn then its LSD.It a 325 with some M upgrades on it.Its not an M3 and he isn't very good at describing the car.Probably English is not his first language.
    Last edited by xXxStKxXx; 06-01-2010 at 17:52. Reason: I am dyslexic lol
     
     

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    Right i think I get it now. I was confused by the lack of punctuation!

    The 325TDS did not come with an LSD as standard as far as I know. The LSD would surely have a shorter final drive than the standard TDS. Unless he's put one in of course.

    I think maybe he's added 'm3' and 'sport' just to get in the search results.

    Also just noticed a lack of EGR pipe in the engine bay.

    Not bad for 1200 tho, these cars are getting quite sought after now.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by StK View Post
    If you turn one and the other turn then its LSD.
    thats not actually correct.

    chock the front wheels
    jack up the rear so both wheels off the floor
    car out of gear and handbrake off
    turn one of the rear wheels
    if the opposite one turns in the SAME direction then you have an lsd
    if it turns in the opposite direction then its a standard open diff
     
     

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