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re: torsens in 100/200 rear diff

>>Phil: this contradicts what I've seen other places; where in Bentley did you
>>find the reference?
>>Thanks, chris miller, windham nh, c1j1miller@aol.com

>>You wrote:
>>According to the '89-'91 100/200 series Bentley manual, the ('89-'91)
>>models are equipped with locking Torsen rear differentials.
>>Phil Rose
>>Phil Rose		Rochester, NY
>>'89 100			pjrose@servtech.com

Yeh, I'm seriously confused about the rear diff., since no one else seems
to think it's a torsen.

In my Bentley, there are two _rear_ final drive schematics: In one, on page
39-109-1 the diagram shows item 3--"Torsen differential", and on page
39-240-1 in another view, the diff is item 10 and labelled --"Torsen

However the latter diagram also refers to "dissassembly/assembly section
39-290", which clearly shows an _open_ (not Torsen) differential. Gadzooks!

Soooo....is this a matter of US versus European models? Audi changing its
mind (but not its manual)? Just a Bentley goof-up?

Seems to be an example of needing a good dose of salt when reading the
Gospel According to St. Bentley.


Phil Rose		Rochester, NY
'89 100			pjrose@servtech.com