BMW Differential bearing set Type L / LW (E87, E90, E60, E70, Etc.)


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BMW Type L / LW Differential Repair Kit (Post-2006 Models)


Addressing Modern Challenges: BMW transitioned to Type L differentials after 2006, incorporating ball bearings for reduced friction. While this design reduced friction, the durability of ball bearings was compromised, leading to frequent whining noises. Our comprehensive kit offers a reliable solution to address the noisy differential issue found in many post-2006 BMW models.

Applicability: This kit is designed for L type differentials present in the following BMW models:

  • 1 series: E81, E82, E87, E88, F20, F21
  • 2 series:F22, F23
  • 3 series: E90, E91, E92, E93, F30, F31, F34
  • 4 series: F32, F33, F36
  • 5 series: E60, E61
  • 6 series: E63, E64
  • X3 series:F25
  • X4 series: F26
  • X5 series: E70, F15
  • X6 Series: F16

How to tell if your differential needs bearings replacement?

Symptoms of a Failing Differential: Notice a characteristic whine during acceleration or coasting? You might be dealing with a differential issue. Here's a quick test: simulate a tire warm-up by steering left and right during a drive. If the noise varies in intensity, you're likely hearing a wheel bearing. If it remains consistent, your differential bearings may require replacement.

RacingDiffs Quality Assurance: Our components match or exceed OEM standards, ensuring top-tier performance and longevity.

Kit Components:

  • 1x Crush sleeve shim
  • 1x Small pinion bearing
  • 1x Large pinion bearing
  • 1x Input flange oil seal
  • 2x Output flange oil seal

Determining the Right Set: Uncertain about your BMW's differential type and size? View our video guide which walks you through determining your specific differential using your VIN and the BMWFans.infodatabase.

For hands-on help, our installation tutorials in the video galleryoffer comprehensive guidance.