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    Any recommendations on where to get my pinion bearing replaced on my differential? Either a shop or private. It's off of a 90's BMW. Most places I've called refused to work on it or wanted to charge an arm and a leg for it when I said it's a BMW diff.

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    Bumping this back up

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    Out of curiosity, how much were you quoted for the pinion job?

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    I've used Mikes Auto Haus in Airdrie for audi work in the past... not BMW specific but maybe worth a shot?

    Another buddy swore by Sheni's Auto Trend as well for his M3

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    Quote Originally Posted by BerserkerCatSplat View Post
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    Out of curiosity, how much were you quoted for the pinion job?
    7-800

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-ZUS View Post
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    That's no too far out of line for pinion bearing replacement on an IRS car IMO. It's a time-intensive procedure and you end up replacing a bunch of seals, crush sleeve, etc and they may be quoting doing the carrier bearings while they were in there. $200 worth of parts (heavily marked up of course) plus 4 hours of labour at $125/h is about what I'd expect.

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    Which model is it? Is it an LSD? Have you considered getting a good used diff? I found a good used rear diff off eBay for my audi couple years back. 30k on it, $50 shipped to sweetgrass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BerserkerCatSplat View Post
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    That's no too far out of line for pinion bearing replacement on an IRS car IMO. It's a time-intensive procedure and you end up replacing a bunch of seals, crush sleeve, etc and they may be quoting doing the carrier bearings while they were in there. $200 worth of parts (heavily marked up of course) plus 4 hours of labour at $125/h is about what I'd expect.
    I have all the parts already, was going to do it myself but find I don't have the time I used to have. Diff is off the car also.

    Quote Originally Posted by born2workoncars View Post
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    Which model is it? Is it an LSD? Have you considered getting a good used diff? I found a good used rear diff off eBay for my audi couple years back. 30k on it, $50 shipped to sweetgrass.
    The diff is from a '95 M3

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    If it is out of the car have you tried calling Pat's Driveline on Blackfoot?

    Rebuilding a loose diff is much easier then removing it from the car. Should be much cheaper then what you were quoted.

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    So piggybacking on this. Considering installing a LSD in my fiesta, any recommended transmission shops? Forum says its about a 10-12 hour job for a shop with most of that just removing the tranny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ca_Silvia13 View Post
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    If it is out of the car have you tried calling Pat's Driveline on Blackfoot?

    Rebuilding a loose diff is much easier then removing it from the car. Should be much cheaper then what you were quoted.
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