**** *** ****. So my car was supposed to be ready today with a nice fresh rear end, prepped and eager for burnouts and launch control set up.
Instead, I got a call from the mechanic with- "we are still waiting for seals for that torsen you're installing". I was like WHAA??? considering I gave him what I thought was a rx7 clutch diff to swap out with the factory LSD that was in my car. And so I drive to the shop to lay eyes on what the **** was up.
So, this is what I saw. This is what came out of my car:
WHAT THE ******* HELL IS THIS?
Then, he shows me the ring and pinion that came out of my car:
The ring had a lot of small chips in it, like this:
And the pinion had been lightened:
Then I looked inside the clutch diff:
So I broke a tooth on my pinion gear. My **** still worked though- worm gears were ok and clutch diff still engaged. Unless I was doing one wheel burnouts and didn't know it. ANYWAYS what is that diff?
These are the markings on the diff that was in my car:
What is this thing? Is it a rx7 diff? Is it a Tochigi fuji LSD? See here for pics of that: http://www.miata.net/garage/diffguide/index.html
It looks a whole lot like one.
This is what I gave my mechanic- what I thought was a rx7 clutch type diff.
He told me it was a torsen. Was he incorrect? I thought with all the miata torsens you could see the gears inside.
WTF is going on? I need some answers please.
And BTW I will now be cryotreating my r&p.