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Author: Subject: sierra lsd diff!
Hopley89

posted on 1/12/17 at 10:24 PM Reply With Quote
sierra lsd diff!

i had abit off a issue with my diff

when i got my diff i didnít check to see the condition, so i put oil
in and didnít think to check then magnet/filling hole bolt or take the back off
i cleaned up the diff and painted it.
i must off had a small leak that has been leaking when driving. as i have got
carpet in the garage i couldnít see if it had been dripping in the garage.
anyways cut a long story short it started to squeak so i pulled the plug out
and refilled the diff back up checked the plug and small amount of metal
i drove to the mechanics and back and decided to
pull the plug out to check and there is so much fine bits of metal and metal sludge
i think the diff is now fu**ed.

iím going to strip it down to have a closer look but donít sound too goo

So whatís a good lsd to get fitted?

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Paul_Arion

posted on 2/12/17 at 06:17 AM Reply With Quote
Stick with the standard Sierra lsd unless you fancy quite a jump in cost and fit a Quaife ATB diff.
Iíd hazard a guess that the damage might not be too bad upon strip down though and you may well just need to fit a new pair of bearings and other oil seals. Hopefully the front pinion will be ok as the rest are a pretty simple swap over

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CosKev3

posted on 2/12/17 at 11:28 AM Reply With Quote
How many miles did you do?

Unless you were sold a knackered diff a few miles low on oil won't have hurt it

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Hopley89

posted on 2/12/17 at 11:43 AM Reply With Quote
i drove 7/8 miles tops.
i donít know about the previous life off the diff but i know there was no oil
in there.. iím going to have a closer look today and see what the situation is
but i have been looking at diffs

what the difference between

Quaife ATB and
Quaife ATB helical

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CosKev3

posted on 2/12/17 at 11:52 AM Reply With Quote
I wasn't aware there was a choice?

Just be aware if you have bolt on shafts you need to buy the stupidly expensive output shafts off Quaife too,pretty sure they are knocking on £350

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Hopley89

posted on 2/12/17 at 12:06 PM Reply With Quote
I do have bolt on shafts.
iím going to give them a call monday and see what they
can do for me

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CosKev3

posted on 2/12/17 at 12:18 PM Reply With Quote
What ratio is your diff?

Bara Motorsport are in the midlands,they specialise in the sierra diff and can alter the Sierra LSD by changing the fluid in the viscous coupling and also re-build the diff

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CosKev3

posted on 2/12/17 at 12:28 PM Reply With Quote
http://www.baramotorsports.com
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madteg

posted on 2/12/17 at 04:23 PM Reply With Quote
I had my diff done by Bara Motor Sports, they changed the viscous fluid for thicker stuff. Works great in the dry
but can be a bit of an handful in the wet. As i have to drive carefully in the wet anyway it does not matter.
(Now i can do donuts)

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matty h

posted on 2/12/17 at 04:51 PM Reply With Quote
Do you mind me asking how much bara motorsport changed for this madteg. Looking to take my diff out to have backlash checked.
Matty

[Edited on 2/12/17 by matty h]

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CosKev3

posted on 2/12/17 at 06:03 PM Reply With Quote
I had a quote last year,IIRC was about £220 for VC fluid change.
For Bara to do a full rebuild (bearings/seals/VC fluid change/set up) it was just over £500+ VAT

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matty h

posted on 2/12/17 at 06:50 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks
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