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Old 06-09-2003, 01:51   #1 (permalink)
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does my car have an LSD?

Talking to a mate the other day, he thought that all EA S pack Falcons came standard with an LSD.

Do they?

So does that mean I have one?

I never thought I did, everytime the wheels spin, I, for the most part, only get the one wheel spinning. Occasionally two, but normally just the one.

I mentioned this to him and he said that perhaps my diff is rooted.

Is that possible? An LSD only half working?

Also, is it possible to be able to tell what sort of diff you have just by a visual check?

My mates quite a car person, more so than me, he knows quite a bit mechanically so it really got me thinking...
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you have an Open diff......not all s-pac's are LSD..

isnt your car a brock though? and thus would have an LSD
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Brock yes. I remember reading an article on the Proto which stated Brock chose not to install an LSD as he didnt want to 'spoil the cars road manners in the twisty bits'.

The Proto and the production run cars are slightly different though. Different ratios and engine work etc
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Just running something past you's
I have an EA 1988 fairmont Ghia with extractors and 2.5 zorst,
and i basically wont spin at all, sometimes one wheel will spin but not very often! does my car have LSD? was that standard with my car or has someone put in on?

Please help!

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if you get under the car (Hard with lowered suspension lol) the Diff has it printed on there what it is.. i.e. mine says "3.23" and a serial number. Apparently LSD should be printed on there if it is installed, i dont know as mine isnt a LSD
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cheers. More hands and knees work...
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The LSD tags gets lost easily. Jack the rear of the car up and with trans in neutral spin one rear wheel by hand. If the other wheel goes in the same direction its an LSD; if not it's not.
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Just running something past you's
I have an EA 1988 fairmont Ghia with extractors and 2.5 zorst,
and i basically wont spin at all, sometimes one wheel will spin but not very often! does my car have LSD? was that standard with my car or has someone put in on?

Please help!

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My understanding is that EA Ghias come standard with LSD.
Mine did anyway
redbook.com has it in its list of features (it also has rear spoiler, which they dont have??)


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