b.benz at charter.net
Sat May 3 19:34:39 PDT 2008
MT and AT are totally dirrerent beasts, don’t confuse them! ? A few
USA V8s had Mts, not exclusively ATs.
On May 3, 2008, at 6:42 PM, Enzeder wrote:
> 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
>> 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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