2.88 Differential - LSD??

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#1 2.88 Differential - LSD??

Post by Retroman » Sun Mar 27, 2022 9:05 pm

Hi

Dropping the axle oil out of my UK 1969 2+2.
Is this diff an LSD type?

I have searched manuals etc but cannot find the answer.
I have been told that some diffs were not.

Anyway of visually checking?

I do nt want to put the wrong type of oil back in.
Any advice would be much appreciated.

Thanks,
Nigel.
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#2 Re: 2.88 Differential - LSD??

Post by mgcjag » Sun Mar 27, 2022 10:10 pm

69 2+2 as far as im aware wouldnt be a lsd.......easy to check. .....jack up the rear end turn one wheel. .if a lsd the other side wheel will turn with it in the same direction.....also a small metal tag was fitted to one of the lower rear cover bolts with the diff ratio stamped on it and PL also stamped for power lock(lsd)..... Steve
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#3 Re: 2.88 Differential - LSD??

Post by abowie » Mon Mar 28, 2022 7:00 am

Steer clear of LSD. It will do you no good.

Otherwise, as Steve says, if both wheels go in the same direction your diff has LSD.
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#4 Re: 2.88 Differential - LSD??

Post by mgcjag » Mon Mar 28, 2022 8:01 am

Hi Nigel......just realised your post is ref 2.88 diff.....but you mention 69 2+2.......so im presuming its had a diff change?.......a 2+2 wouldn't have had a 2.88 originally......Steve
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#5 Re: 2.88 Differential - LSD??

Post by Retroman » Mon Mar 28, 2022 8:51 am

Hi Steve,
Omitted to mention it is an auto so the 2.88 diff came as standard.
Will jack the wheels up and see if they turn together!
Thanks for the help everyone.
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#6 Re: 2.88 Differential - LSD??

Post by mgcjag » Mon Mar 28, 2022 9:48 am

My fault....should have looked at your profile info.....Steve
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#7 Re: 2.88 Differential - LSD??

Post by Retroman » Tue Apr 05, 2022 9:53 pm

Hi All,

Wheels turn in opposite directions so have assumed it is non LSD and filled it accordingly.

All you comments are once again much appreciated.

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