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Re: Old school 510

Postby Sleepys-14 » 04 Sep 2014 11:34

Ive always used the gm or ford limited slip additive for all of my diffs. I have a bunch of them if you want me to send you a bottle or 2.
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Re: Old school 510

Postby Bike papa » 04 Sep 2014 17:29

Thanks for the offer but I picked up a bottle of Redline friction modifier at lunchtime today.
I'll see how it goes this weekend.

So I'm gathering by the response I've gotten that you really need to fine tune the amount of slip you want in the CLSD by varying the amount of friction modifier. As always this forum has been super helpful.
I hope this does the trick

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Re: Old school 510

Postby Sleepys-14 » 04 Sep 2014 19:39

Ive used other gear lubes in the past and then added a bottle of additive, that seemed to work perfect every time. I have a 2005 STI clsd in my 510 currently, and have since switched from subaru mt90 to redline 75w90 gl5, and it has been perfect ever since. I havent had to add any additive to the redline fluid and you cant even hear the diff. My breakaway torque is pretty light (~30ftlbs), so that might have something to do with it.
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Re: Old school 510

Postby Bike papa » 04 Sep 2014 22:41

I also picked up a quart of redline 75w90 gl5 when I bought the friction modifier.
I'll drain the diff start off with the 75w90 and add the modifier as necessary
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Re: Old school 510

Postby toylet » 05 Sep 2014 09:55

Bike papa wrote:Here's a small update:

the Wife and I drove the car to a small Cars and Coffee gathering last Sunday.
Mostly American Muscle Cars so consequently mine looked a little out of place. but it was nice to have it on the road.
I still have a few bugs to work out (I guess these projects are never really finished) the R160CLSD I bought from a member a couple of years ago has what I consider as an excessive amount of chatter when going around a corner. it was either set up with very minimal slip or its just worn out. I guess new oil seals and and a fresh paint job do not guarantee proper working internals. Hmmmmmmmmmmmm. Once I get the Diff sorted out I'll changeout the rear wheel bearings, control arm bushings and install the CV Halfshafts
I've also been thinking about changing out the "SUs" for a set of Mikuni HSR Carbs. from what I've read they offer a huge improvement in drivability and as well as an improvement in performance. anyone have any experience with these?
In anticipation for the next round of work i decided to clean up my workshop/garage. threw tons of stuff away and i can actually see the top of my workbenches!
My Dad says it is time for me to put my motor bike back together but i think that will have to wait a bit.
that's it for now
BP

The diff was pulled from a low mile non turbo car from Colorado... I doubt "being a AWD" that it saw any abuse.Glad its not whining cause then it would be a problem bearings are not cheap! I would recommend that you use OE fluid. If your still not happy with it, I will gladly buy it back from you for what I sold it to you for. Than you can put a viscous type diff and it will be all nice a quite for you!

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Re: Old school 510

Postby Bike papa » 05 Sep 2014 13:07

Brian,
this might have been a bit of a premature rant due to my lack of experience with CLSDs
I'll be changing out the diff fluids this weekend which hopefully solves my "Perceived" problem.

However, I do appreciate the buyback offer

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08 VW R32
69 BSA 650 Firebird Scrambler
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Re: Old school 510

Postby Bike papa » 06 Sep 2014 17:35

Success!
I drained out all of the old stuff and put in the Redline 75w90 synthetic with a splash of Redline friction modifier just for good measure. Found a parking lot and drove in circles until I was Dizzy . Chatter was gone!

Thanks all

BP
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69 BSA 650 Firebird Scrambler
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Re: Old school 510

Postby toylet » 06 Sep 2014 18:57

good to hear.. pun intended

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Re: Old school 510

Postby PoorMtnKid » 07 Sep 2014 19:34

Once it gets a little cooler we should do a cruz!
looking for pass. side arm rest

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Re: Old school 510

Postby Bike papa » 17 Sep 2014 11:23

I finally got around having the guys at the stainless shop bend me up a set of door sill plates.
the didn't need to extend past the door welting on the inside since i installed vinyl covered cover pieces below the door openings

I was lucky in that they have a 1/2" dia half round set of dies for their press brake.

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1971 Datsun 510 2 door
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Re: Old school 510

Postby okayfine » 17 Sep 2014 12:13

Sano!
Because when you spend a silly amount of money on a silly, trivial thing that will help you not one jot, you are demonstrating that you have a soul and a heart and that you are the sort of person who has no time for Which? magazine. – Jeremy Clarkson

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Re: Old school 510

Postby two_68_510s » 17 Sep 2014 12:15

Laser etching is calling your name!

Beautiful job, but I know how good those guys are!!

That is probably the cheapest looking piece of the car stock, really cleans up the interior.
Joel

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Re: Old school 510

Postby PoorMtnKid » 17 Sep 2014 15:48

Uhhhh chirstmas is coming soon Joel!

Those look great.
looking for pass. side arm rest

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Re: Old school 510

Postby Mattndew76 » 17 Sep 2014 23:57

OMG WOW :shock:

Very nice stuff.
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Re: Old school 510

Postby dscottdatsun » 20 Sep 2014 20:17

I don't often chime in, but I have to say those door sill plate are a thing of beauty! I only wish those where available to the rest of us.

By the way, your car is most certainly a benchmark for those working on their own to achieve.

Thanks for sharing


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