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Your best bet is check out the assembly with your Mercedes dealer. They may be able to tell you what vehicles your differential assembly was fitted to. If you are not intending to buy new, then a list of vehicles it was fitted to will enable you to carry out a broader search for vehicles from vehicle dismantlers.
You won't ruin your differential by not replacing a worn tire. As long as all the tires are the same size specified in your user's manual and not completely bare, you shouldn't damage any critical mechanical parts. However, you should replace worn tires, as soon as possible.
Your drivers handbook will carry Audi recommendations for your tyre fitment. With an A8 it is to have matching tyres on an axle. Tyre shops will suggest it is a good idea to have a complete set in any event. (All the major chains in the UK pay their staff where the more sales they make, the more money they are paid. One of the reasons why they are held in ...
See Is it OK to replace only 2 tires on an AWD car?. If you call different Audi dealers you're likely to get differing answers regarding how much tread depth difference is OK for the all-wheel-drive system. Nonetheless, I would advocate calling to get specific recommendations for your vehicle, as some all-wheel drive systems are more sensitive to ...
Detroit lockers aren't the most streetable differentials, but they should be a little easier to deal with than what you're describing. Two things: 1- That's a lot of play in your driveshaft and it sounds like too much to be incorrectly set backlash in the ring and pinion gear. Are your u-joints and carrier bearing (if you have one) ok? While you're checking ...
If your limited slip differential has started to mis-behave then you really should take remedial action, it has become dangerous by virtue of being unpredictable, and it can only get worse. Depending on age and mileage you are looking at a replacement unit. You pays your money and you take your choice of which one. Overhauling a high mileage unit piecemeal ...
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