[torsen] RE: 15mph diff lock off

Dave Eaton Dave.Eaton at clear.net.nz
Sun Feb 11 18:15:55 EST 2001


there i was, thinking that a bunch of audi engineers had done some tests,
and due to their concerns over stability, particularly under braking,
decreed that the rear diff lock should not operate at speeds above 25km/hr.
they'd even put their names to the sae paper, and therefore their
reputations.

silly me, for a idle moment i considered that they might know what they were
doing?

but, of course, they hadn't asked you scott!  if they had, they would off
course have changed their minds, and disabled the cut-out.  after all - what
the hell do they know?

now, scott, i note that in the attached, you neglected to provide the
address of your business - could you please supply this, my insurance
company wants to know....

dave
'95 rs2
'90 ur-q
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To:	Dave.Eaton at clear.net.nz; quattro at audifans.com
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Subject:	Re: [torsen] RE: 15mph diff lock off - torsen content

In a message dated 2/9/01 2:54:46 PM Central Standard Time,
Dave.Eaton at clear.net.nz writes:

> scott,  the original post was asking about the effect of maintaining the
>  rear diff lock on a torsen car above the cut-off speed.  the audi paper
>  addresses this.
>
>  ego to one side, this is a safety issue - not a (torsen) pissing contest.

Not at all meant to be, I just think you presented a problem that isn't
relevent to the reason folks want to cut the BL/WHT wire, nor really is the
concept a differential locking problem.  Think of all the Gen 1 lockers that
*haven't* gone flying off out of control while braking, makes you think that
the test needs some scrutiny, and your warning somewhat more limited in
scope
than you presented.





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