How to know if your Limited slip differential (LSD) needs a rebuild?
Worn clutch plates inside the LSD unit is the main reason for malfunctioning. Of course, visual inspection and measuring the thickness is the best way for checking the condition of clutch plates, but there is another, faster and simpler way.
Breakaway torque testwill indicate the condition of LSD components without disassembling the differential. It is not even necessary to remove the differential from the car. You just need a precise torque wrench and flange adapter. Check the video tutorialon how to do breakaway torque test properly. If you measure less than 85% of the factory torque setup, than you should look into replacing Clutch plates.
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