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Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2005 8:47 pm 
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This later EL XR8's rear axle ratio was lowered to 3.45:1 from 3.23:1 which made it the same as the XR6 for a significant improvement in performance off the mark. Only 784 of these final EL XR8 185 kW versions were made which makes them sought-after on the used market.


That is direct from http://www.fpv.com.au/index.asp?link_id=4.127

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your right Daniel ALL EF and EL XR,s had 3.45:1 LSD
EF & EL fairmont had 3.23:1 single spinner
longreach ute had 3.23 or 3.45 (auto or manual) but lsd was still an option on them even if it had a 3.45:1

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i think ill take the guy who pulls them apart all day everydays word for it i also seen a 6cyl el fairmont ghia the other day at work and noticed the sticker 3.45 lsd but also it had a factory fitted heavy duty tow bar fitted maybe the diff is part of a tow pack???

That's not correct..
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Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2005 9:01 pm 
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we have pulled apart plenty of XR's being 6cyl and V8's
every XR6 or XR8 we have pulled apart has had a 3.45:1 lsd
with the exeption of the BA that has a 3.46:1
and a EB2 XR8 manual that had a 3.27:1
we have done EF and EL XR8 auto,s and manuals maybe we have just been lucky :D
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Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2005 9:15 pm 
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how do u tell if its lsd? is it on the sticker too???

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2005 9:19 pm 
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yep the sticker will say LSD and look for a tag on the filler plug that says LSD
or if that fails rip a few skids and see if two wheels spin :D
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Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2005 9:25 pm 
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i think ill take the guy who pulls them apart all day everydays word for it i also seen a 6cyl el fairmont ghia the other day at work and noticed the sticker 3.45 lsd but also it had a factory fitted heavy duty tow bar fitted maybe the diff is part of a tow pack???


My Fairmont Ghia is fitted with a heavy duty tow pack. Maybe thats why its 3.45 LSD.

Seems I've got a lot of confusion started in this thread. :lol:

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2005 9:29 pm 
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yep the sticker will say LSD and look for a tag on the filler plug that says LSD
or if that fails rip a few skids and see if two wheels spin :D


you supply 2 tyres and i will lol, i know 2 spin on grass, no game enuff to try on road, dont wana wear out rubber especially when it costs so much

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 2:02 pm 
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just crawled under the car to have a peek, theres nothing on the sticker but 3.45:1

but on the tag onthe filler plug its says lsd high performance

so this means i have a lsd right...if soo woohoo hehehe makes me happier bout my car too

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 2:30 pm 
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wat diff oil should i have in this then? any different? cause im running just the standard one, 90w ep or wateva it is???

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 2:39 pm 
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that'd be a 3.45 LSD - which means you need to use LSD oil! i've been told you can do some damage by not using the correct high-performance diff oil in the LSD's... :?

 

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EB S and GL 6 3.50 : 1

EB XR8 and XR6 3.27 : 1

EF GLI 6 & 8 (auto and manual) 3.23 : 1

EF XR8 3.23 : 1

EF XR6 3.45 : 1

EFII & EL GLI 6 sedan (auto) 3.08 : 1

EFII & EL WAGON 3.23 : 1

EFII & EL (MANUAL) 3.23 : 1

EFII & EL GLI 8cyl 3.23 : 1

EFII & EL XR8 3.45 : 1

EFII & EL XR6 3.45 : 1

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 2:50 pm 
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so do u know wat oil i shoul use then?? cause i would rather change it now then have probs with it later

 

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Timmeh wrote:
I went for a crawl under the 97 EL Fairmont Ghia V8 today and saw a sticker on the right axle and it had 3.45 LSD on it. I thought Fairmonts had a 3.23 diff but mine is 3.45.
I reckon thats awesome.
Anyone else got a 3.45 on their Fairmont?


[quote="Yagz] i also seen a 6cyl el fairmont ghia the other day at work and noticed the sticker 3.45 lsd but also it had a factory fitted heavy duty tow bar fitted maybe the diff is part of a tow pack???
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My 6 cyl ghia has the 3.45 diff, LSD. and it has no tow pack at all. (yet)
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Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 4:32 pm 
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so do u know wat oil i shoul use then?? cause i would rather change it now then have probs with it later


Just 90 weight LSD oil.

I think castrol calls it LSX90, I could be wrong though

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 2:02 pm 
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I have an XH p/van, its got a 3.45 sticker but no lsd.....does this make sense. It rips just 1 wheel :(

Oh and its a manual 5 spd

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 5:31 pm 
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dvyvan wrote:
I have an XH p/van, its got a 3.45 sticker but no lsd.....does this make sense. It rips just 1 wheel :(

Oh and its a manual 5 spd
yeah it meens its a open center(1 wheeler) 3.45 ratio it would smoke the r/h rear easy but
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