BMW E60 5 Series 520d differential noises and whine problemsposted on 18 November 2014 | posted in BMW Differential and axle noise
BMW 5 Series E60 N47 owners are now complaining about rear differential bearing noise.
It is a common issue with 5 Series 520d N47 with over 80,000 miles on the clock
Noises on the E60 & E61 5 series diff start with a low whirring and if left cause a loud whine that changes with the throttle position, if left the diff pinion bearings will collapse and the rear differential will become scrap.
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