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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 11-24-2004, 06:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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We have snow here already...
So I tried my car on ice for the first time. And suprizingly noticed that when one of the wheels is on slippery surface the other is pulling the car out. I am almost sure I have and LSD.... But is there any easy way to check that?
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do a burnout...if both tires smoke then you have an lsd...if one tire smokes then you have an open diff
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Old 11-24-2004, 06:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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do a burnout...if both tires smoke then you have an lsd...if one tire smokes then you have an open diff
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Old 11-26-2004, 01:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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you might have a LSD. i know 325is's had them
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jack up your car so that both rear wheels are off the ground, spin one of your wheels one direction and look at the direction of the wheel on the other side. if it is spinning the same direction you have lsd, if it is spinning opposite direction you dont.

or you could do it the fun way and do a burn out, which wouldn't be recommended by many but non the less pretty fun
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Fifth post down.

http://www.e30tech.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3764
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So my '93 318is would have an LSD, by their logic. Sweet, considering that's something my '94 Taurus didn't have.
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Old 11-26-2004, 10:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
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So my '93 318is would have an LSD, by their logic. Sweet, considering that's something my '94 Taurus didn't have.
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Old 11-26-2004, 10:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
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So my '93 318is would have an LSD, by their logic. Sweet, considering that's something my '94 Taurus didn't have.
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Taurus is front wheel drive, which is very rarely limited slip
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(off-topic)God, that car sucked.(/off-topic)

LSD is good. Very good, considering how slick roads get here. Methinks between that and 120# of sand, I'll have a very pleasant driving winter.
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check to see if you got the "S" stamps on ur differential. that should guarantee it! it should be a yellow S just printed on you differential
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Originally posted by detour54+Nov 26 2004, 10:23 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(detour54 @ Nov 26 2004, 10:23 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-Casey3561@Nov 26 2004, 11:18 PM
So my '93 318is would have an LSD, by their logic. Sweet, considering that's something my '94 Taurus didn't have.
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funny though.....its not nessicarily true. i have a 91 318is and a 94 325is and both lack the LSD. yes, im sure....
but.....my 325is WILL smoke both tires.......hmmmmmmm.

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