I begun pulling apart an old 2.77 LSD I bought off Jack. So far its in the garage on a couple of rings of wood with the back cover off and axles removed. Ive also removed the 4 bolts and the bearing caps (?). The diff centre seems pretty solid in there is there anything else Im missing or will i need to get forceful?
Well a few questions, It looms like the gear set can be unbolted and I assume the LSD bit is the big block of steel? I have a 3.23 single spinner diff so can I use the 2.77 axles centre and take all the bits to a diff builder and get a 3.23 assembled? The LSD itself seems pretty tight as I couldnt get it to break free with a torque wrench and all my body weight on the end of it. Probably from its easy life under Jacks EA ghia
Well the centres look basically the same in the book, but after you undo the caps, you will have to have removed the axles to get it all out, then it seems maybe by knowing how one or the other is to look you could spot it, but other wise the lsd has thrust springs in the middle of it, the non lsd doesnt.
I did put something here, but it vanshied, I think
a) You use tyre levers to remove the hemisphere before you touch the pinion nut.
b) You have to mark the bearings caps as they should not be reversed.
c) You cannot fit 3.23 gears on a 2.77 centre, the offset is different.
d) What car is it going into? EB on have 28 spline axles, EA should be 25 spline, a backward step.
If you're not driving a manual you're really just steering.
The AutoGuide.com network consists of the largest network of enthusiast-owned enthusiast-operated automotive communities.
AutoGuide.com provides the latest car reviews, auto show coverage, new car prices, and automotive news. The AutoGuide network operates more than 100 automotive forums where our users consult peers for shopping information and advice, and share opinions as a community.