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Old 10-27-2011, 05:18 PM   #1
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Hey guys, i have the opportunity to buy this diff for 250, and i'm pretty sure it is a torsen, but it appears to be missing half of the helical gears. Can someone confirm that there are missing parts and that is a torsen? I also have pictures straight through the axle, with no bar. Would it be worth 250 to pick this up, or is it worthless because its missing parts?



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It looks like a Torsen with missing parts. Because of the missing parts, I'd pass on it.
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Looks like an open diff to me.
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$250 for a broken diff? Pass,
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looks like an open diff to me too.
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Old 10-29-2011, 09:08 PM   #7
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100% is a torsen. It's an incomplete one though. Don't buy it. There's a reason it's taken apart and whatever that reason is, it is not worth $250 to find out.
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100% is a torsen. It's an incomplete one though. Don't buy it. There's a reason it's taken apart and whatever that reason is, it is not worth $250 to find out.
You have no idea what you are talking about.
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From every picture I've looked at to compare it I'm pretty sure it is a torsen with gears missing from that bar in the picture. Like I said in the original post, I have several pictures straight through where the axles go, and theres no bar which indicates torsen. But I'm going to pass on it, I don't have the time or money to deal with trying to put a torsen back together.
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You have no idea what you are talking about.
go look at a picture of a T1 torsen.

Having fucked with the '07 FSAE car's T1-based diff as much as I did back in the day, I actually do know what I'm talking about.
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I thought that bar indicated that it wasn't a Torsen.
http://www.miata.net/garage/vlsd.html

either way, this is not worth it. Torsen+missing parts or just an open diff. doesn't ****** matter, its not $250 worth of your money thats for sure.
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http://www.torsen.com/products/T-1.htm

T1 torsens have 6 shafts actually. Each shaft has a combined helical/spur gear on it. The OP's diff is missing one of those helical/spur gears and that's why you can see one of the shafts.
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It's definitely a T1 torsen but it's missing at least one of its worm gears.
The blue arrow points to the missing piece.
It's not worth it.
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http://www.torsen.com/products/T-1.htm

T1 torsens have 6 shafts actually. Each shaft has a combined helical/spur gear on it. The OP's diff is missing one of those helical/spur gears and that's why you can see one of the shafts.
makes perfect sense! Thanks for identifying.
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