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Old 10-05-2007, 12:56 PM   #21
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kaaz suggests NOT using synthetic because it negatively affects lockup.

and they suggest the FORD type friction modifier.
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Old 10-05-2007, 12:56 PM   #22
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Really? I just replaced the fluid last weekend in my 7" Miata/RX-7 diff., and it took more than 1L...probably close to 1.25L.

And I recall when changing the fluid on the slightly longer 7" diff. in the RX-7, I wanna say it was close to 1.5L.
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what fluid for a new kaaz lsd? use the supplied kaaz fluid for the break-in or should i break it in with some cheap fluid and put in the kaaz fluid afterwards?
I strongly suggest you use the KAAZ fluid for break-in,unless the want to run the risk of ******* up your new diff.
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Old 10-05-2007, 01:27 PM   #24
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ok thanks
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BTW,go to a big empty parking lot and do alot of figure 8's as you can with the car.By doing this,you are seating the plates in the diff together.

After you are done,change the fluid right away and put fresh stuff in.
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Old 10-05-2007, 01:55 PM   #27
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BTW,go to a big empty parking lot and do alot of figure 8's as you can with the car.By doing this,you are seating the plates in the diff together.

After you are done,change the fluid right away and put fresh stuff in.
yeah I've seen the instructions, luckily there's a big parking lot 200 meters from my home, would that be ok to drive there first to break it in?
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Really? I just replaced the fluid last weekend in my 7" Miata/RX-7 diff., and it took more than 1L...probably close to 1.25L.

And I recall when changing the fluid on the slightly longer 7" diff. in the RX-7, I wanna say it was close to 1.5L.
Have done it three times and all three times it took just slightly less than one bottle. Just checked the owners manual and it said 1.06 quarts/1.0 liters. Maybe the RX-7 LSD is smaller than a torsen?
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yeah I've seen the instructions, luckily there's a big parking lot 200 meters from my home, would that be ok to drive there first to break it in?
That's fine,as long as you follow the instructions,your good to go.
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Have done it three times and all three times it took just slightly less than one bottle. Just checked the owners manual and it said 1.06 quarts/1.0 liters. Maybe the RX-7 LSD is smaller than a torsen?
True...or perhaps I just slightly overfilled, as my fluid pump hose tends to be a pretty tight fit in the fill hole.
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Old 10-05-2007, 02:23 PM   #31
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I strongly suggest you use the KAAZ fluid for break-in,unless the want to run the risk of ******* up your new diff.
funny... kaaz told me over the phone to use the cheapest dino fluid I could find and then drain it after break in.
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funny... kaaz told me over the phone to use the cheapest dino fluid I could find and then drain it after break in.
Funny.......I guess we spoke to two different people that work for kaaz.
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Old 10-05-2007, 03:58 PM   #33
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they have break in procedure on their website....why not read up on it.

figure-8 for 30mins FTW.
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figure-8 for 30mins FTW.
......but make sure you have a puke bag sitting next to ya while your doing it.
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this may be an odd question, but when you change fluid in a torsen, does it lose functionality for a few miles?...i am getting ready to change my fluid real soon, and i heared so from one person, can anyone support that claim, im curious?
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Funny.......I guess we spoke to two different people that work for kaaz.
canadian vs. US i guess. frankly I doubt the fluid they make is significantly different than any other dino-based fluid but it sure costs more. that's why I went ahead with what the dude said and used cheap **** for break in and then the kaaz for long term. seems to work ok.
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what do you guys use for tranny fluid? i just changed mine, and my turret fluid with the mobil 1 syn. fluid, and i was going to do the same for my diff when i take it off this weekend to put on the new mounts. (stock open diff btw)
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this may be an odd question, but when you change fluid in a torsen, does it lose functionality for a few miles?...i am getting ready to change my fluid real soon, and i heared so from one person, can anyone support that claim, im curious?
Being a gear-based LSD solution...that claim sounds wayyyy out there.

Even if it were true, what does it really matter? Unless you are in the habit of changing your Torsen's diff. fluid while parked on a 30 grade hill covered in loose sand.
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like i said, i was curious to hear what someone else thinks...
i never changed my fluid so i dont know...actually im clueless

as far as tranny fluid, i used Syncromesh, good stuff
for the diff i plan on using redline, it was recommended to me...any negatives to these chioces from anyone?
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Old 10-05-2007, 06:48 PM   #40
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Have done it three times and all three times it took just slightly less than one bottle. Just checked the owners manual and it said 1.06 quarts/1.0 liters. Maybe the RX-7 LSD is smaller than a torsen?
Well I had (1) 1 qt jug delivered... so that better be enough.
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