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LSD - Which Type have I got?


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My 2000 1600K has an LSD. How do I tell if its an AP Suretrac or a ZF type? Quite often when the car moves off from rest there are little clattering from what sound like plates of the LSD.


Also do I need to treat them differently - oil/servicing etc? The car has standard diff oil at present!


Many thanks,





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To identify you have to remove both driveshafts and peer through the centre:


An open diff has one planetary gear shaft visible when you look through the driveshaft "holes"

A ZF plate type has two planetary gear shafts visible in an X pattern

A Quaife or an AP diff has a hole right through the middle!





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