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Old 07-02-2010, 02:06 PM   #1
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Hello guys since my car started to make a klanking noise while accelerating at low speed with steering input I decided to change my axle thinking it was my problem. A spindle and an axle later, I realise it makes the same klanking noise so my problem is obviously my LSD. I've read a lot on forum, I think in my situation the best option is to swap the NA8 Torsen 'package' on my NA6 but anyway, I would like to know more about my current LSD since I *think* it's not stock (can't find a matching housing with miata.net/differential spotters guide). Here's a picture, I'll be removing my differential today so I can put an open one while I wait. Thanks!

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Old 07-02-2010, 02:29 PM   #2
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If not an mx5 diff I would vote that it's an rx7 unit.
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Old 07-02-2010, 08:35 PM   #3
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Default LSD plz take a look

Since I've haven got any consistent reply I thought asking you guys. thanks!!!1!
https://www.miataturbo.net/showthread.php?t=49199
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Old 07-02-2010, 10:39 PM   #4
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my stubs do not match the ones in the spotters guide I've read it 8 times. my diff stubs looks like it doesn't have the ears (the one supposed to be symetrical on the open diff and assymetrical on the vlsd). Mine is square with a stud on each corner as you can see in the photo. Does that matter ?
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my 2-piece 1.8 axles are square with a stud in each corner too.
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In for positive identification. That looks a lot like my questionable diff right down to the square 2 piece axles.
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that almost looks like a 1.6 open diff but i cant be sure without being there in person persepective/size thing.
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looks like a 1.6L diff
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chill out.
you posted it yesterday and people told you its a 1.6 diff.

if you want to know if its a vlsd go around a tight corner with your foot to the mat. if it spins one tire, you have an open diff or a vlsd thats worn out and will be the same as an open diff anyways.
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1.6 open.
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Impatient little bugger aren't you.
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UPDATE: I just finished removing my differential. Here are some pictures. I just don't get it: the front part attached to the driveshaft and the stubs don't look like the ones shown in the spotters guide. I have perfectly square diff stubs with no ears and the nose of the diff doesn't look exactly the same.




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Time to panic.
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Time to panic.

please explain.
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No pinion damper so it's a 1.6 diff for sure. It's making sounds already so let's hope it doesn't grenade on you doing 90 on the freeway. That sure would suck now wouldn't it
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As you guys can see on the pictures I removed the diff today.

If it's the casing of an open diff, what's in it ?

I'll update with more photos tomorrow.
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As you guys can see on the pictures I removed the diff today.

If it's the casing of an open diff, what's in it ?

I'll update with more photos tomorrow.
Hey fail bot read what we siad it is a 1.6 diff that means it is rather weak and not worth repairing even if it is fuxared. If you want to get the car back on the raod then buy another 1.6 or preferably a better beefier 1.8 diff. Otherwise i dont care what you do agressive driving will turn the diff into metal soup.
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Nice help douchefag you're not answering my question, what could possibly be in my open diff casing ? Is it some kind of aftermarket clutch type unit, does it come from a rx-7, who sells them etc etc.

I know for sure 1.6 diff are weak no matter what but before swapping the torsen kit I'd like to know all of my options.
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Nice help douchefag you're not answering my question, what could possibly be in my open diff casing ? Is it some kind of aftermarket clutch type unit, does it come from a rx-7, who sells them etc etc.

I know for sure 1.6 diff are weak no matter what but before swapping the torsen kit I'd like to know all of my options.
Why do you believe that your miata is special in some way that it does not have a 1.6 diff that came on all the other miata's from that era? Did you put a different dif in it? Did the previous owner tell you he did some sort of awesome diff replacement?
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