- My model of MX-5 is: 1998 1.6 NB (JDM)
- I’m based near: Essex
- I’m looking for technical help or recommendations on: Limited Slip Differential
Apologies in advance for this cross-post from another topic in the General Discussion area.
My JDM Roadster is a 1.6 “Special Package” with a Torsen Limited Slip Differential. I know how the LSD works, but I have had no previous experience driving with one.
Prior to changing the diff oil, the rear offside tyre would regularly “chirp” when turning right out of one particular junction having a slight incline. I originally put this down to the road surface and a cheap Chinese tyre, but the chirp continued after fitting Yokohamas.
My problem is that since changing the oil, not only am I getting the same chirp at this junction, I’m also getting significant momentary tyre squeal on some roundabouts and bends – even at moderate speed. Is this something experienced by others with LSDs?
I suspect the diff oil was unchanged since manufacture (20 years and 100K miles). Might the fresh oil contribute to a change in cornering characteristics where one side of the diff catches up with the motion of the other side?