The Torsen diffs use the same tag.
----- Original Message -----
From: Hunt M
To: Supra Club of NZ Mailing List
Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2003 2:06 PM
Subject: [sconz] RE: confuzzled about my diff :s

On the back of mine and my dads there is a tag that says LSD OIL ONLY. Surely if its a torsen it would say otherwise? I noticed on yours Suze that it says LSD OIL ONLY...... John what does yours say?
 
Hunt
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Cully Paterson
To: Supra Club of NZ Mailing List
Sent: 22 July, 2003 10:00 AM
Subject: [sconz] RE: confuzzled about my diff :s

Most Toyota LSDs have 'LSD' stamped on the back of them somehow (sometimes it's on a removable tag).  Otherwise look for a stamped or embossed code that is a letter followed by three numbers, eg G305.
 
What did the diff come out of?  ie Chassis, year, engine, trans? 
 
Cully

----- Original Message -----
From: Stu & Suze
To: Supra Club of NZ Mailing List
Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2003 9:55 AM
Subject: [sconz] RE: confuzzled about my diff :s

hmmm i can't get the body tag off the donor car :( so i'll have to just drive it and find out lol
thanx all
oh is there anywhere on the diff itself i can find some sort of identifier for it?
 
Cheers
 
Suze
----- Original Message -----
From: Cully Paterson
To: Supra Club of NZ Mailing List
Sent: Monday, July 21, 2003 7:17 PM
Subject: [sconz] RE: confuzzled about my diff :s

One small problem with that - under no load a torsen counter rotates the output shafts when the input is turned (same as an open diff).  An LSD both rotate in the same direction (as in both outputs rotate as if driving the car forward) even with no load on the diff (unless it's completely shagged).
 
Easiest way to tell Suze is to get the axle code off the chassis plate of the donor car and look it up here:
http://come.to/helene-and-matti
 
If it's not listed on that page then it's Torsen.
 
Cully
----- Original Message -----
From: Peter Nield (DSL AK)
To: Supra Club of NZ Mailing List
Sent: Monday, July 21, 2003 5:13 PM
Subject: [sconz] RE: confuzzled about my diff :s

That looks like a TORSEN(tm) diff allright - the worm gears on the diff carrier are a giveaway.  And not being able to turn the wheels independently when turning the wheels.  Those worm gears effectively lock the two half shafts together.  You *might* be able to slow down one of the wheels if you turn the prop shaft instead.
 
You Lucky Bugger.
 


From: Stu & Suze [mailto:suprah@xtra.co.nz]
Sent: Monday, 21 July 2003 5:07 p.m.
To: Supra Club of NZ Mailing List
Subject: [sconz] confuzzled about my diff :s

ok here goes
 
i have a diff which is definitely lsd buttttttttttt both cv's run the same way and u "cannot" stop one turning.  No it's not welded or else they're the most magnificent invisible welds i've ever seen.  Now it doesn't appear that it's a torson (in a way) coz the cog wheel thingy is no where near the size of John's one (Type R Supra) but heres a few links to some pics i took of it, i would appreciate any enlightenment on this diff :)
 
 
Cheers
 
Suze
 
 
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