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Sat May 3 18:42:29 PDT 2008
I don't know for sure, but I wouldn't have thought they
shared. Thinking of the V8, would you want to share ATF with the center diff?
At 08:57 PM 5/3/2008, Rbade12 at aol.com wrote:
>I've had an annoying leak from the seal around the drive flange [or output
>shaft], very slow, drips on exhaust and smells bad, rarely any on
>the ground. I
> ordered one from SJM and today I took the drain plug off at the bottom of
>the Torsen housing. The fluid that drained did not look like the
>Redline MTL I
>had filled the tranny with some 10k ago. It looked OE, yellowish, with many
>miles on it [I got about a 1 1/2 qts from it]. So, my questions; Do the
>Torsen and tranny share fluid or is the Torsen separate of the tranny gears
>[Bentley isn't concrete about this, except for "tranny and final
>drive share a
>housing"]. If they do share why isn't the newer MTL in that
>Torsen housing [ I
>didn't pull the plug I pulled today when I drained the tranny fluid
>10k ago, so
>did this fluid just stay there, seperated by a "wall" and the newer fluid
>replaced the tranny side only]. I've got the Torsen and gear cover
>off the car
>and looking in the vacated housing, I can't tell if there is a passage
>between the tranny and Torsen. Looking for some way to fill
>the Torsen, I see a
>plug, but it'd be tough to get at and tougher to get fluid into.
>So, I'm leaning hard towards they share fluid, but I'd really appreciate any
>help clearing this up!!
>Bob 91 200q20v with exhaust, driveshaft, Torsen, oil cooler removed. BTW,
>the Torsen is really an amazing little piece to see in the flesh!
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