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Old 03-17-2008, 09:48 AM   #1
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E30 Differential problems

My rear 3.73 lsd is starting to go bad , it clunks in the back when i press in the clutch, esspecially in first gear. Does anyone know how long these 3.73lsd's are supposed to last for, km and age wise? Ive found one with 220km on for an ok price, is this alot for a 3.73 lsd?

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Old 03-17-2008, 11:26 AM   #2
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clunking in the back is probably your subframe/trailing arm bushings, or the shock mounts. i would check those out before you replace the diff.
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Old 03-17-2008, 11:46 AM   #3
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Mine clunks. But since it came from my old e30, I was lead to believe it has over 400k on it. The Limited Slip isn't very strong either anymore. Regardless, it served me well, considering the abuse I put it through some times.

Whip_Lash - its probably your bushings on your car, as per what Greg noted^^. Your car seemed to be in nice shape judging from those pics you put up, it shouldn't be bad already unless it was abused heavily.
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Old 03-17-2008, 11:53 AM   #4
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both my e30 clunk in the diff in first gear too.

just come off/on the clutch slower.
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Old 03-19-2008, 04:04 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replies guys, im gonna get my mech to take a look at it. But i remember a freind having the same problem and he said that once he replaced the diff the noise was gone.
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Old 03-20-2008, 12:10 AM   #6
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clunking in the back is probably your subframe/trailing arm bushings, or the shock mounts. i would check those out before you replace the diff.
+1 on that

I will have mine off soon if you want it. 235.000 original kms. No problems.
I bought a new one and have to ship this one back as a core deposit, valued at $150.00
To save time and shipping charges, you can have mine for $120.00
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Old 03-20-2008, 12:39 AM   #7
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OT, Gleb check your posting on R3V for your wheels.
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