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Old 02-22-2012, 06:59 PM   #2
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My Ride: '01 330xi - '09 IS-F
LarsS, You are 110% correct!
The 1st axle (pass side) I replaced with a DSS (Chinese), it caused too much vibration, however it didn't leak. The 2nd one was a reman A1CarDone, after replacing 2 seals it still leaked. BTW the gear oil in the diff smells horrible! Now I have a GKN Loebro (OEM supplier). Verdict-I saved no $$ going with cheap parts.
I am going to mic up both axles once I pull the old one out, I'm curious to see the difference.
2001 BMW 330xi
2009 Lexus IS-F
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