BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual: Replacing rear cover gasket on rear axle final drive

BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual / Suspension / Final drive with cover / Replacing rear cover gasket on rear axle final drive

IMPORTANT: In event of oil loss, always check rear differential for traces of wear and damage.

Necessary preliminary tasks:

  • Remove REAR AXLE FINAL DRIVE.

NOTE: Read and comply with REAR AXLE FINAL DRIVE: ASSIGNMENT TO MODEL SERIES.

Select rear axle final drive:

  • 188LW
  • 215LW
  • 205AL/225AL
  • 235L

After installation:

  • Add FINAL DRIVE OIL.
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    Replacing rear cover gasket on rear differential (188lw)
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