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Offline anotherforumuser

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If you need a diff you'll have to pay top dollar for new... extremely scary or try and find a used one.

You'll have to find someone wrecking an 07 or later model as the diff specs were changed in 2007.

Here's some places to start if you need them.

http://www.bavariacars.com.au/ NSW BMW specialist, might be worth talking to once you know the problem.

Wreckers
http://www.parramattaprestige.com.au/ Parts and workshop. NSW
http://www.eurocarparts.com.au/ National website, might be useful for finding a diff if you need one. ph 13 27 50 NSW
http://www.peninsulabm.com/ Australias biggest BMW Wrecker Mornington Vic
http://www.bmwparts.com.au/ BMW Wrecker East Keilor, VIC, 3033



Offline anotherforumuser

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Hopefully its just a spider gear and the front seal which would probably be around a $1k including labour, give or take a few hundred.



Offline TEZZA

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That is the action of voiding a diff warranty, still I would have thought BMW would have had a fail safe for this like putting the car into neutral or having a mechanism that stops this action from destroying the diff.... FFS a KIA Sportage has that fail safe in it, BMW should have it as well????

Good luck

Now unless this has been purchased from a Dealer with a warranty or has some sort of extended warranty from new then I think it is fair to assume that a 2007 X5 is well and truly out of warranty. So having to go back to the official dealer is not mandatory. If he could check to see if the shafts turn if you rock the car back and forth then that would tell you if the diff is turning. I would stay away from anything that turns the gears in the diff. I don't work on the basis of "it's broke so what damage can you do". I currently have a BMW and have owned several of the things. I certainly agree BMW stands for Big Maintenance Worries, but when they are running well they are most enjoyable.

If it has tits or wheels it will cause you grief sooner or later.

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Offline anotherforumuser

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Hopefully its just a seal and a CV joint. I had a CV on an old BMW that would get very noisy then clear itself. I sold the car without ever fixing it.



Offline KV

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Thing is my friend came over yesterday...he called his friend who is a mechanic (after explaining and looking at the car) and he told me to put it in second gear and see if it makes any kind of noise and if it goes forward...and it went forward perfectly, like it always does without any noise (2-5 metres)...but when i put it in drive or reverse i could hear something underneath the car grinding..well sort of so i turned the car off and got it towed today to BMW, they will let me know within 24-48 hours what the problem is...so far i know that you can roll the car even if its in park...i think gears 2 and above work so does neutral...the diff was leaking a yellowish fluid...and all the electronics and engine work fine except obviously the transmission...



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If you need a diff you'll have to pay top dollar for new... extremely scary or try and find a used one.

You'll have to find someone wrecking an 07 or later model as the diff specs were changed in 2007.

Here's some places to start if you need them.

http://www.bavariacars.com.au/ NSW BMW specialist, might be worth talking to once you know the problem.

Wreckers
http://www.parramattaprestige.com.au/ Parts and workshop. NSW
http://www.eurocarparts.com.au/ National website, might be useful for finding a diff if you need one. ph 13 27 50 NSW
http://www.peninsulabm.com/ Australias biggest BMW Wrecker Mornington Vic
http://www.bmwparts.com.au/ BMW Wrecker East Keilor, VIC, 3033
And if parts here in Oz are crazy pricey  try pelicanparts in the USA or Walloth and Nesch in Germany. The former deal in classic as well as current models.
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Offline KV

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Good news and bad news...today the BMW service advisor called me and told me that the car needed to have the diff and the driveshaft replaced and it will take 2-3 weeks to get from Germany. However they are not charging me for it as it is a gesture of goodwill from BMW even though the warranty has expired 18 months ago...and it should be as the car is 3-4 years old, bought brand new, only 40 000 kms... it shouldn't have failed... They are also out of replacement cars so its going to be harder for me now!  :gnasher:



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Good news and bad news...today the BMW service advisor called me and told me that the car needed to have the diff and the driveshaft replaced and it will take 2-3 weeks to get from Germany. However they are not charging me for it as it is a gesture of goodwill from BMW even though the warranty has expired 18 months ago...and it should be as the car is 3-4 years old, bought brand new, only 40 000 kms... it shouldn't have failed... They are also out of replacement cars so its going to be harder for me now!  :gnasher:

I don't see any bad news.

You're very lucky.

I reckon you were doing circles in the car park, or roll backs or something.....  :mischief:



Offline KV

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Bad news was that there was no replacement car and its going to take 2-3 weeks...lol

Well it wasn't my fault really...how could i do circles in a car park or even a roll back with a bmw x5?  :doh:



Offline anotherforumuser

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Good news and bad news...today the BMW service advisor called me and told me that the car needed to have the diff and the driveshaft replaced and it will take 2-3 weeks to get from Germany. However they are not charging me for it as it is a gesture of goodwill from BMW even though the warranty has expired 18 months ago...and it should be as the car is 3-4 years old, bought brand new, only 40 000 kms... it shouldn't have failed... They are also out of replacement cars so its going to be harder for me now!  :gnasher:

Sounds like great news to me... I cant even imagine what that would cost if you were paying for it. Very best outcome you could hope for.



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