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Hi I have a 2004 2.5 petrol x3 auto I have been looking AVERYWHERE

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Hi I have a 2004 2.5 petrol x3 auto
I have been looking AVERYWHERE for a rear diff with 2.91 ratio but there's none around and I was just wondering if any other diff with same ratio will fit it such as a 3 series bmw with same diff, thanks alot
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Steve replied 3 years ago.
What is the last 7 of the vin of your vehicle?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Wb62216
Expert:  Steve replied 3 years ago.

the rear diff in your vehicle is used on some 3 series.

 

however, only in VERY SPECIFIC 3 series that have the following options

 

S204A=Yes (drive output, export version)

and

S205A=Yes (automatic transmission)

 

however, it is doubtful that any aftermarket manufacturer makes a 2.91 diff that fits an export version vehicle, so unfortunately I don't think this is going to help you.

 

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