09-18-2009, 10:49 AM
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Boston / '90 Mariner Blue
Total Cats: 14
I have a '96 rear in my '90.
From my understanding, it's a Torsen type II.
It's a weaker (waffle-clutch type) type of a torque-sensing diff, not that it matters, because the question is of a different nature.
Twice this month I spun while taking a left-hander in the rain, using a wet worn Korean rubber (no, not a condom, but the over-heat-cycled RS-2's with plenty of thread left, and only 1 year on them)
While first time was entertaining, second time netted me a meeting with a curb (right rear impact), a broken wheel, bent LCA long bolt, and damaged wheel bearing.
In the process of repairing the damage, I separated the CV joint, and, forgetting my troubles for the night, went to move the car to the opposite side of the street.
Here where it gets interesting
The car would not move with the right rear axle disconnected.
Now, it is my understanding that Torsen diff supplies the power to the left wheel if the right one is spinning, right?
So, with the two left-hander spins, and car not moving with RR axle disconnected (but, yes, the wheel WAS attached), is my Torsen working, or is it just pretending, and am I better off finding an RX-7 unit (clutch)?