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hi all

I want to have a go at dritfing my 323i.
have been advised against this as apparently i will knacker the diff.:confused
i have no knowledge about this so some advise or pointers would be great.
 

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Make sure you have a limited slipp diff to start with ;)

In addition, you should be fine with the diff, but ensure to change its fluid regularly when you change the engine oil and do the g/box oil at the same time. Our demo 328i with a 'Birds' LSD is just that a demo car. Its runs amazingly sweet and is showing no signs of wear due to being a company demo vehicle for track days and some drift events which my cousin is learning.
 

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how will i be able to tell if the car has a LSD?
Go to your local Sainsbury's car park, and do some dougnuts. With an LSD the lock diff will allow you to keep the car spinning without any issues. Without a LSD, the car won't do nice smooth dougnuts.

To the best of my knowledge, if the car is standard, a 323i does not come with a LSD as standard, so you would need to source one.
 

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what about a 318 1993? so if i change the engine oil,gearbox an diff oil regularly then i should be ablt to drift round a carpark? or roundabout lol
 

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this is all new to me

With regard to sourcing a LSD will i be able to get one for my model or would one from a different model fit ie m3?:confused
The experts will know what will fit, but i thnk you should be able to fit one from the likes of a E36 BMW 328i Sport (which came with a LSD as standard) if you car is an E36 model.
 

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what about a 318 1993? so if i change the engine oil,gearbox an diff oil regularly then i should be ablt to drift round a carpark? or roundabout lol
No, then your drive train will be in good shape and better protected against failure.
 

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so if i got hold of a 328i LSD and put it in the 318, would i need to use the 328 driveshafts etc...or are they the same fitment?
E36 that is
 

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so if i get hold of a 328i LSD and put it in the 318, would i need to use the 328 driveshafts etc...or are they the same fitment?
If you have a 318i, the E36 318is was alos fitted with a LSD (AFAIK) and usually these are direct bolt on units.
 

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If you have a 318i, the E36 318is was alos fitted with a LSD (AFAIK) and usually these are direct bolt on units.
the car im gettin will be a 318is 1993 E36 coupe :D so it'll have 1 already ,not that i want to drive badly on roads, its for off road use :D
 

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That it will be, m3 is 3.62, 330d man is 2.28 or 2.81 for auto, if you want the same ratio you'd better be prepared to spend the £££££££

Might not be much more than a 2nd hand M3 diff (£500) but will see what the final bill is when its done incase I have overlooked something
 
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