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  1. JFREEZY

    Rear Wheels Locked Up

    I had no idea about crown wheel sizes either, the more you know lol. If i had used the whole 530d setup I think like you say would’ve been fine, maybe even the slip joint, is that what they call them? in the prop shaft would’ve taken up the 2mm extra. But never mind because I see they had a 535d LCI come in over the weekend, gave them a quick call and they’d already taken the parts off the 530d but said they’d swap the diff and prop shaft for the 535d ones As for LSD, i’m the same in regards to maintenance would much prefer fit and forget. As far as I was aware, feel free to school me otherwise, but don’t all LSD’s spin both wheels? so even loss of traction it would still spin both? what’s the point in an LSD if it behaves like an open diff lol
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    Rear Wheels Locked Up

    If i’m honest, by the state of the car when i got it i would have no problem assuming it had been abused for the last 35k, and i’ve been no different if anything probably worse for another 15k so i’m surprised it’s lasted as long as it has to be fair. It’s on 155k currently. Would it be safe to assume that if i drove it less harshly that it would last for a while? The 188k diff is on 110k miles from a bog standard 530d so i’m hoping it hasn’t had that much of a hard life. What are my options here because I had to take what i could get my hands on to get it on the road again, drive it gently and keep an eye out for an LCI 535d prop, diff and shafts? Or would an LSD in a 188K casing be stronger than OE 535d setup?
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    Rear Wheels Locked Up

    Yeah you’re right, so just on some further reading it would appear that the 188K diffs are a smidge shorter, i’m guessing by looking at the pictures 2mm? that would explain the prop shaft length difference on RealOEM. At least I know by getting the prop that came with the 188K diff will all bolt up no problems. My concern now is if the 188k will be up to the job? Also in the same thread someone had also gone from 215 to 188 and had no issue, although i doubt it was the same kind of torque as a 535d. https://e90.spoolstreet.com/threads/swap-188mm-auto-pumpkin-for-215mm-diff-cover-options.1561/
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    Rear Wheels Locked Up

    @Clavurion So what does that mean, are the flanges different? are the internals less equipped?
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    Rear Wheels Locked Up

    @FLX That’s great info much appreciated, will discuss with the garage tomorrow when i pick up the subframe and drop it off. Might have had a stroke of good luck though, I just rang to double check some stuff on the sales invoice as it said 2007-2010. so asked if i could have the reg to check the production date to see if it was pre lci or lci, he couldn’t give me it but he did send me some pictures of the interior and sure enough it’s an lci interior. That could be good news as the lci 530d auto uses the same 2.65 diff as my 535d. What i find odd is that on realOEM it still lists a 1603mm prop compared to my 1601. Typo maybe?
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    Rear Wheels Locked Up

    @FLX i just double checked on RealOEM everything is the same apart from the actual diff ratio. All the locking nuts, rings and seals are the same even on the input side, should that say the flanges are the same?
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    Rear Wheels Locked Up

    It’s not long had a new flex disk so if it takes up the difference it should hold up? Also if the new prop isn’t salvageable because of how they move the cars around, how to go about using the shorter prop? could you put a 1mm washer on the flex disc and use the disc itself to soak up the other 1mm? I will check RealOEM to see if i can see if flanges are different on diffs
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    Rear Wheels Locked Up

    @FLX I did just have a check on realOEM and everything is the same, shafts, bearings, etc apart from 2 differences. 2.47 diff as opposed to 2.65, but surely the difference is minimal? the prop shaft on the 535d is 1601mm and the 530d is 1603mm, but that’s only a 2mm difference. which one is better to use? surely 2mm is negligible?
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    Rear Wheels Locked Up

    @FLX Okay mate thanks for info, a lot of breakers out there are awful. Tried to get some 535d assemblers from a couple in london but by the time it got to it everything was in a million bits or missing parts. I just bought a whole assembly from a 2007 pre LCI auto 530d with 110k and 3 month guarantee at my local breakers. got the prop shaft as well so it’s just a case of swapping my 535d brakes over? I believe the diff is either 2.47 or 2.56 so i’m not a million miles away from 2.65 on mine.
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    Rear Wheels Locked Up

    UPDATE: Good news and bad news. Bad news is as follows; diff is completely dead and locked, prop shaft has ripped itself out, both drive shafts killed the CV joints and the actual bit inside the diff they attach too, one wheel bearing and to top it all off the diff has ripped itself off the subframe on one side and took some of the subframe with it. Proper killed the rear end haha. The good news is there’s plenty of low mileage newer pre LCI cars out there, will just buy a whole rear end and swap it out, 6 bolts, the shocks and prop shaft, job done. can get all my alignment issues sorted out while that’s out too. Could’ve been worse
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    Rear Wheels Locked Up

    2008 535d LCI Have mused over the idea of an LSD but I think it exceeds my budget right this second so was looking at used OE alternatives
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    Rear Wheels Locked Up

    Also just while i’m on topic, looking on RealOEM it says my final diff ratio is 2.65 but they’re few and far between. Are all the E60 diffs interchangeable and if so what ratio would work well? The car is 376bhp and 760nm so im assuming the lower ratio diffs would suffer more?
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    Rear Wheels Locked Up

    Yeah i’m pretty sure both wheels locked up the first time, i’m assuming the diff just exploded the second time will obviously wait for garage to confirm in due course. What i’m wary of is the gearbox leak and all of the diff and shaft problems aren’t stemming from the box and killed the diff and shaft with it, or rather the diff has killed the shaft and now the box? Supposedly the fact I can still select drive and rev it without moving would say that the planet gears are fine, and would suggest the diff is just spinning in itself?
  14. JFREEZY

    Rear Wheels Locked Up

    @FLX Thanks for reply, what you’re saying makes sense i did have a low tyre pressure actually when it was making a ticking/clunking sound but that went away at the same time it stopped ticking. Could a drive shaft/CV joint on its own cause the rear ended to lock up? and would that and/or a diff cause a transmission fault to throw up on the idrive but not come up again after restart? Also regarding the TC, i’m not 100% how they work. i understand essentially how they work but not the inner mechanicals of them. other than the issues described, even driving between first lock up and when it actually went, the car was behaving fine. How would a TC explain the spillage of oil from the box if it is that?
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    Rear Wheels Locked Up

    @dj1233 i have pushed it to get it round in to a garage and stuff and there’s no noises from the diff when being rolled if that helps?
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