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Old 02-28-2012, 09:08 PM   #1
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i need a new differential

part #30.309.176WK i think this is the correct part number. i need a rear differential for my 330cic 2001. where should i search for it?
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:32 PM   #2
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real oem to find exactly what part number. Then dealership, bmwpartssource etc...
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:46 PM   #3
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if you need a 3.38 i have one available, it wasnt to high mileage either i can find out if u need.

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Old 02-28-2012, 11:24 PM   #4
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part #30.309.176WK i think this is the correct part number. i need a rear differential for my 330cic 2001. where should i search for it?
What happen?
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:52 PM   #5
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definitely a junk yard. New is around $1,000. You can find a good, low mileage one for $100-150 on car-part.com.

If you change the fluid once in a while, they should last 200K+
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