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      04-22-2011, 04:00 AM   #1
redrum22
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Drives: 118d Sport
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2005 118d Sport Manual Rear Differential

Hi guys,

Complete noob here and could really use some advice. I need a new rear differential for my 118d sport and my main dealer have quoted me £1200 which is more than I want to spend.

I've seen a couple of used on eBay for £350 ish which is more sensible but can't find any information about which will or won't fit my car.

I've read in some places that a diff from any manual 1 series will fit, regardless of ratio. But I've also read conflicting information saying that any post 2007 diff will not fit a pre-2007 car.

I'm trying to find one with the least amount of miles which invariably means it's coming from a newer car. But I don't want to buy it only to find that it doesn't fit!

Any advice about what I need to look for would be greatly appreciated!

Cheers,
Lee