1992 E36 316i - Saloon Diff Refurb Specialists in Glasgow

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    Hi there,

    The bolt on my diff worked itself loose yesterday, snapped and the oil leaked out evrywhere. Was'nt a gd sound. I have had a temp fix by replacing the bolt and topping up oil. Everything sounds and feels as it should for now. I was told that I should really replace the diff, and by another told that I should source a diff with evrythin still attached i.e. half axles and cradle with no broken seal extra.

    I'm a bit wairy of putting a breaker diff on as i dont want the same problem to happen, so i'm lookin for anyone who repairs or specialises in diffs

    Cheers evry1 in advance.
     
     

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    I found a good company. They are called Strathclyde Gearbox Services and are based in Rutherglen. They are really good.
     
     

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    Forget gearbox and diff specialists - that'll cost you more than the car is worth. Just buy a good used diff - should be loads around for 50-60 quid and it's 40 minutes on a ramp to replace. Any manual 316i, 318i or 320i saloon/Coupe/Touring diff will do. Autos have a very low ratio so won't do, and Compact diffs won't fit at all.
    The above diff is a 3.45 ratio and post 1995/6 they went to a 3.38 - you will not notice the difference.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brimstone View Post
    Any manual 316i, 318i or 320i saloon/Coupe/Touring diff will do. The above diff is a 3.45 ratio and post 1995/6 they went to a 3.38 - you will not notice the difference.
    Are you saying that earlier models have 3.45, then after 95/96 they drop to 3.38?
    The higher the ratio the better the acceleration right?
     
     

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