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Old 05-04-2011, 08:01 PM
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i have a torsen limited slip in my truck and am going to change the rear axle fluid. do I need to use a friction modifier, or not? I know the torsen is NOT a clutch driven unit, as are the stock ford trac-lok axles. I have the 75W-140 rear end fluid from motorcraft, as well as friction modifier, just not sure if I should use it. the parts counter guys told me they weren't sure if it needs it or not, but that it wouldn't hurt to put it in there.
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Old 05-04-2011, 08:21 PM
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i've always put, and been told to put, friction modifier in my axle with a factory L/S.
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Old 05-04-2011, 08:25 PM
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Contact Torsen.
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Old 05-05-2011, 05:30 PM
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http://www.torsen.com/fsae/fsaefaq.htm


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8. What should I use for lubrication?

A GL-4 or GL-5 gear oil is required by Torsen Type 1 units. This oil provides high-pressure additives needed to prevent the oil from breaking down under the extreme conditions generated by the tooth mesh. A 75W-90 is recommended, but higher or lower viscosities can be used if they meet GL-4 or GL-5 specification. Either synthetic or conventional oils can be used as well.
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Old 05-05-2011, 05:41 PM
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yes you do put it in. that is what ive always heard. it will only help
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Old 05-05-2011, 05:45 PM
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Default Re: friction modifier

the torsen is a worm gear type limited slip similar to the detroit tru trac and does not require friction modifier like the ford trac-loc LS unit does.
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Old 05-05-2011, 05:46 PM
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well ive always been wrong lol
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Old 05-05-2011, 05:49 PM
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yes you do put it in. that is what ive always heard. it will only help
you do not what it does right? friction modifiers cause the clutches of a normal clutch based LSD to slip. it helps prevent wear to them increasing life. however doing so it cause them to slip more and work less.
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Old 05-06-2011, 11:50 AM
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here's what I got back from Torsen
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Our test vehicle has run with the friction modifier so we cannot say whether you need it or not. You would probably be best served by adding it to your rear axle oil.
looks like I'll be putting it in!
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Old 05-06-2011, 11:51 AM
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Good choice.
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