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Old 02-23-2012, 09:44 AM   #4
jasonbimmer
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Location: Omaha, NE
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My Ride: 2001 BMW 330xi
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Originally Posted by Rickna View Post
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.
I am probably gonna do the same. the cardone axle is just leaking from the diff seals. horrible smell when diff oil gets onto the exhaust manifold.
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