Hi Lux Diffs

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 29, 2003 at 01:07
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Has anyone had an odd experience with a a late model Hilux with LSD rear diff?
We were going down a steep hill on compression (3.0 diesel) And the vehicle ran away and giving off a pretty loud whining noise, that was audible both inside, and outside to onlookers. I know they run when you get a wheel off the ground, but they usually stop when all four are back on the ground, or you feather the brake gently. Any ideas? Take Care.
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Reply By: d.b. - Sunday, Jun 29, 2003 at 09:59

Sunday, Jun 29, 2003 at 09:59
I had the same problem. At 100,000k's i have just changed to a lock right. I think i would prefer an lsd though. It does take some getting used to. And is far more audible than an lsd slipping. Did you bounce down hill, Rocky or smooth? How many K's hase the lux done? It may be covered under warranty? The original LSD is not much chop and soon looses spring tension. A good honest diff specialist may have a heavier upgrade kit for your lsd. Ask around many places and see if you can go for a spin in vehicles with different setups.
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Reply By: Matt M - Sunday, Jun 29, 2003 at 17:46

Sunday, Jun 29, 2003 at 17:46
I might be worth just changing the oil in your LSD, this can bring them back to life like you wouldnt believe!

Make sure you use a good quality LSD oil and if it still slips then throw in a squirt of that LSD additive!

Brought mine back to new, it was amazing!

But Toyotas are not exactly known for tough LSD, should have got a Nissan, lol!!
Enjoy Matt.
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Reply By: desert - Sunday, Jun 29, 2003 at 20:56

Sunday, Jun 29, 2003 at 20:56
Try Penrite Limslip 140, really makes 'em bite.
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Follow Up By: benny - Sunday, Jun 29, 2003 at 22:49

Sunday, Jun 29, 2003 at 22:49
Thanks for the advice everyone, I didn't realise this was an inbuilt fault. the vehicle has only 1k's when it happened, do you think I did some damage?
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Reply By: Kev - (Cairns,QLD) - Monday, Jun 30, 2003 at 10:53

Monday, Jun 30, 2003 at 10:53
Agree with Mat M,

You may as well not bother with the Toyota LSD as they fail very early and all the shimming and packing won't last much longer either.

Im a Toyota man but agree the Nissans have a very good LSD (just saw the proof last weekend )

Don't waste your money on the LSD, you would be beter of puting it towards a locker.

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