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Old 1st February 2023, 01:07 PM
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Default Rear diff oil leak

Hi, my D4 passed its mot yesterday which is great news. It also had an advisory on an oil leak from the rear diff. It appears to be from one of the driveshafts ( diff to wheel). Obviously this needs to be done asap. Iíve had a quote from a specialist, SR Miller in Standish, Wigan of £671. This entails removing the exhaust and the diff from the car and replacing both seals whilst itís off. Millers seem to have a good reputation and much of the carís servicing is from there.
Does this sound a fair price for the amount of work involved?
Opinions welcome, cheers Steve.
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Old 1st February 2023, 01:49 PM
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Sounds reasonable to me. Its a solid day's work, at least, to do all that
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Old 1st February 2023, 03:09 PM
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Thanks MJ, you'd know after all. Very helpful.
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Old 2nd February 2023, 09:57 AM
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I live in Wigan and have no bad reports about Millers.
I use Eccleston MOT, but I've known them as personal friends for many years.
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Old 2nd February 2023, 10:14 AM
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Hi Ray, thanks for the reply.
I bought the car from a lovely guy from Whelley. The car has reams of history and all from Millers whilst in his ownership.
He recommended Millers to me.
Thanks for your's and MJ's input, I'll be making an appointment with them today
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Old 8th January 2024, 08:09 PM
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Evening all. This bloomin' diff oil leak has returned which is not only inconvenient but also worrying as to why it should fail within 11 months and 3k miles of fitting. Still the specialists have offered to sort under warranty on Wednesday for which I'm relieved as it's not a cheap job. Fingers crossed it'll be ok after this.
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Old 11th January 2024, 05:42 PM
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Update for this: Big thanks to SR Miller Standish for sorting this at no cost to myself. The technician who dealt said that one of the seals was faulty and has been replaced. Fingers crossed.
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Congrats.
Now relax and enjoy the ridew
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Old 13th January 2024, 11:59 AM
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Indeed! Thanks Ray.
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