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02-19-2007 11:47 PM
I agree

Originally Posted by Maverick View Post
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.
break in has nothing to do with it
02-15-2007 07:01 AM
CJsSky Mine was leaking from almost day 1. Took Maria in for the shifting clunk. Tech discovered LSD was leaking then, < 1K miles. New seals, and vent tube mod was not going to resolve it. Saturn replaced it. Will see how the new one does. Problem seems to be in the beginning run. Much like Dodge transmissions before SPC.
02-14-2007 03:32 PM
kwayne see my question here (#9)
02-14-2007 03:12 PM

Does any one know the percentage of Sol/Sky sold that have the LSD, this info would be needed to draw a comparison between the two types of differentials.
02-14-2007 02:31 PM
Texas Red Line Snagged the Redline and drove 825 miles the first day. Took it fairly easy the first 300 miles (no cruise and under 70), next 100 drove it close to normal, next hundred tried it out passing 4 cars and hit 105. The rest of the way was normal driving.2,800 miles and no leaks
02-14-2007 02:18 PM
MidniteBlues 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--

11-28-2006 09:19 PM
BlueSkyRL 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
11-28-2006 08:47 PM
Originally Posted by N Schmitt View Post
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!
11-28-2006 08:23 PM
N Schmitt
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.
11-26-2006 01:08 AM
new leaker

LSD, 5 sp, 5500 miles just noticed a few spots in the garage
11-16-2006 01:45 PM
hyperode 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.
11-12-2006 02:21 AM
Antonio *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


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


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.
11-02-2006 11:20 PM
Sabre 9:4 is much better than 18:22 for the LSD diff leaks.

But, it is early in the poll.
11-02-2006 11:07 PM
MidniteBlues 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--

11-02-2006 10:56 PM
Sabre 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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