Well after being unsuccessful at selling my 330Ci in August, i decided to go on a driving trip to italy in october, which went without a hitch, 2000 mile return trip and it didn't require any oil top ups, normally it takes 250-500mls every 1000miles, i was astonished, i guess it goes to show how motorway cruising is less stressful on an engine.
So seeing as it performed so well, that i've already converted it to LPG back in 2009, and it has only broken down on me once in 6 years and 70k miles, i've decided to keep it as my daily driver. Soooooooo I started to look at ways to improve it. Already have had H&R cup kit for a few years, and i installed the Z4 shifter late sept, 2 weeks ago ordered H&R anti roll bars........... then........ i saw this LSD on ebay for £550, from lithuania:
BMW e46 323i 325i 328i LSD 2.93 ratio limited slip differential diff track | eBay
I contacted the seller (who has good feedback) and long and short of it is i purchased a direct bolt on LSD for my 330 in 3.07 ratio, I'd have preferred > 3.15, but nothing higher was available.
I'm pretty sure the diff and subframe bushes are due for replacing on the 330, so am in the process of getting quotes for a total price, been quoted from one reputable BMW specialist in glasgow 6 hrs labour (@ £50/hr) for the whole lot, 4 hrs for subframe bushes and 2hrs to replace diff. Sound reasonable?
I'm hoping to have it all done by late january, and will post updates, so incase someone else had spotted the ebay LSD and were thinking about it they can keep an eye on this thread and my thoughts.
ps i dont get the time to post on forums very often anymore, so apologies if there is already a thread about this ebay diff......... if there is, em.... i hope its positive!