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View Poll Results: Differential Leak vs. Break In Method
Regular Diff w/ Leak - Break in per Manual - Auto Trans 3 1.86%
Regular Diff w/ Leak - Break in per Manual - 5 Spd 1 0.62%
Regular Diff NO Leak - Break in per Manual - Auto Trans 4 2.48%
Regular Diff NO Leak - Break in per Manual - 5 Spd 13 8.07%
Reg Diff w/ Leak - Break in Hard/Normal - Auto Trans 1 0.62%
Reg Diff w/ Leak - Break in Hard/Normal - 5 Spd 0 0%
Reg Diff NO Leak - Break in Hard/Normal - Auto Trans 2 1.24%
Reg Diff NO Leak - Break in Hard/Normal - 5 Spd 4 2.48%
LSD Diff w/ Leak - Break in per Manual - Auto Trans 13 8.07%
LSD Diff w/ Leak - Break in per Manual - 5 Spd 28 17.39%
LSD Diff NO Leak - Break in per Manual - Auto Trans 15 9.32%
LSD Diff NO Leak - Break in per Manual - 5 Spd 37 22.98%
LSD Diff w/ Leak - Break in Hard/Normal - Auto Trans 3 1.86%
LSD Diff w/ Leak - Break in Hard/Normal - 5 Spd 8 4.97%
LSD Diff No Leak - Break in Hard/Normal - Auto Trans 12 7.45%
LSD Diff NO Leak - Break in Hard/Normal - 5 Spd 17 10.56%
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Looks like our poll is starting to get some legs With the posting and the info from our sister site (SOL) we should get a real good picture of this problem. So far tho, I haveta tell ya, my suspicion that all of the problems were LSD's is starting to bear fruit and confirming my original thought.

I am going to haveta search the threads on both forums, I think it was in the SOL forum where one of the guys replaced the factory oil on his LSD to an Amsoil LSD type oil--don't recall the details or all the particualrs but we need to find out and see if his thoughts have been "refined" and check to see how his LSD is doing. BTW I mentioned this oil thing to my 2 Sky techs at my dealer, they thought that info was interesting--




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I'm a Sol owner. it feels weird over here on this forum . J/K had a small diff leak. changed the pinion seal and all is good. I have a 5 spd man. with LSD.
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In-service/delivery date: DEC/15/05

Approx Date leak detected: FEB/23/06


Approx Mileage when leak detected: 2,250

Source of leak (if known): Pinion Seal

LSD:YES w/clunk

http://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/s...119#post203119

visit this link for more on Sols....

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I don't think the break-in method has anything to do with the differential leak. Most of the leaks are vent, shaft seal or baffling. None of these issues would be effected by the way you drive the car during break-in.
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I don't think the break-in method has anything to do with the differential leak. Most of the leaks are vent, shaft seal or baffling. None of these issues would be effected by the way you drive the car during break-in.
Hmm, I disagree with 1st part, I agree on 2nd part of the problems you state, BUT I disagree on your third part, BUT I respect your opinion--I'll let this poll speak for me, if we can get 200-300 to respond, we would have a nice feel on this matter- one way or the other--But I tend to believe my Sky technicians and I will lean in their way for the moment-




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So far, the poll supports that a hard break-in is better than the "per manual" break-in with regards to differential leaks.

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be more specific 9 to 4 is my look in that "area" your talking about (so far). Keep an open mind and look at the 'over all' census of this poll. BTW It is not MY poll, its OUR poll--




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9:4 is much better than 18:22 for the LSD diff leaks.

But, it is early in the poll.
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*bump*

Ok. There's 80 poll votes so far, still not as high as I would like, but we're definitely starting to see a pattern here, and we might be on to something.

It appears that the LSD is what is doing most of the leaking vs the Regular Diff.

LSD Leak vs. Reg Leak

30____vs.____2

Very clear results there.

Also, regarding the LSD, it does seem that breaking in the car with normal or hard driving is BETTER than how the manual suggests.

LSD Broken in per Manual vs. LSD Broken in Hard/Normal

26____vs.____4

Again, seems to be very clear results so far.

Let's keep up the voting so we can confirm this theory.

On a separate note, it seems that the transmission doesn't seem to have a clear affect on the eventual leak of the Differential. At least not with any clear results.

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I replied no leak with a 5 speed LSD but only have 1400 miles approximately on the car. Hope I'm not premature in my No leak poll.

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new leaker

LSD, 5 sp, 5500 miles just noticed a few spots in the garage
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New Leaker 2

LSD with 5 speed manual. Average 24.8 MPH so I don't Hot Rod. Started leaking at 4000 miles or 4 months.
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LSD with 5 speed manual. Average 24.8 MPH so I don't Hot Rod. Started leaking at 4000 miles or 4 months.
this pole is really starting to show that easy or light break in for the LSD is causing leaks.

Keep the info coming!

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I will reply when I have more miles on the car (210 miles so far). By the way I am breaking her in full throttle style
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BUMP With all the new leaks reported, especially with the R/L's and some regular rear-ends leak(s), this poll need to be updated & refreshed with the latest new leakers, or re-leakers--Please reply if you Sky has peed any oil--




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