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3.27 LSD for sale
« on: March 11, 2020, 19:53:31 »
Very rare 3.27 limited slip rear axle for sale. Completely rebuilt and set up for installation. New wheel bearings, pinion bearings, carrier bearings, spider gears and cups, shaft for spider gears, clunk bushing, trailing arm to axle bushings, trailing arm bushings, all new seals throughout, new crush sleeve, pinion nut with lock, spring pads, and O rings. Axle vent moved to left axle tube and return tube holes blanked off. Axle adjusted to factory specs and filled with synthetic gear oil plus LSD additive. $4,995.00 USD
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Re: 3.27 LSD for sale
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2020, 17:22:25 »
Dang, I would LOVE to have this!

Uggh...no money though after I bought my latest project.
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Re: 3.27 LSD for sale
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2020, 19:49:53 »
I dare you to find another one.
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Re: 3.27 LSD for sale
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2020, 22:27:57 »
Im trying to find the exact location of the gearing on the dif, can you provide exact location please.
 
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Re: 3.27 LSD for sale
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2020, 04:43:40 »
Sure. It's on the bottom of the main central housing on the left side - the non hinged side. Study my picture of the serial number and gear ratio and then look for the same features on your axle.
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Re: 3.27 LSD for sale
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2020, 13:56:17 »
Fount it, thank you.
Its a LSD 3.92 ( I believe is rather standard )
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Re: 3.27 LSD for sale
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2020, 14:17:21 »
On my rear end there is a separate tag at the rear of the axle that noted it was a LSD. There was not anything on the side of the main central housing that noted LSD.  Benz280 - you may want to check for that tag on the rear before you assume you have a LSD.   Different oil is used which can be hard to find.

My local Mercedes shop told me that there was no way I had a LSD so they tried to sell me regular axle oil and only after I took a pictures and showed them the tag did they believe me.  An old guy from the back came out finally with a couple bottles of the liquid gold for my rear end. 
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Re: 3.27 LSD for sale
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2020, 14:18:17 »
True pity you are in the US...
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Re: 3.27 LSD for sale
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2020, 15:47:09 »
Fount it, thank you.
Its a LSD 3.92 ( I believe is rather standard )

I have a 3.92 LSD in my 230SL and it's also rare. LSD axles are all optional except for 6.3 and 600. 300SE may of had it as well.
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Re: 3.27 LSD for sale
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2020, 16:12:54 »
Data card confirms with code 256.
I question if the correct oil had been used over the years. Perhaps best to drain and replace just to be sure.
This is great forum FYI :)
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Re: 3.27 LSD for sale
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2020, 16:26:59 »
Phew,

I thought Dan was selling Mr. Natural LSD again.

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Re: 3.27 LSD for sale
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2020, 19:02:22 »
Phew,

I thought Dan was selling Mr. Natural LSD again.

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Re: 3.27 LSD for sale
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2020, 22:00:31 »
From the replies looks like the price a bit too high for the demand! No Thanks!!!
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Re: 3.27 LSD for sale
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2020, 04:51:57 »
From the replies looks like the price a bit too high for the demand! No Thanks!!!

Oh, so you can also see my PM.
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Re: 3.27 LSD for sale
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2020, 15:13:06 »
I have a few questions.  I am not in the market for your diff and just looking to further my knowledge.

1.  Is this out of a 4.5 sedan?  Or was this an original option on the W113 chassis?

2.  How can you tell it is a LSD?  Somewhere in the back of my brain I remember that if you jack up the rear of the car and rotate the one rear tire counterclockwise if the other tire rotates the same way its a LSD?  If it rotates the opposite way it is not a LSD.  Am I correct? 

3.  LSD diff would be handy in poor weather conditions, rain, snow etc.  Is there any other benefit to having a LSD? 

I appreciate anyone who can expand my limited knowledge on this.  I hope everyone is staying safe in these unusual times.

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Re: 3.27 LSD for sale
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2020, 20:43:57 »
All LSD axles have a tag on the diff housing but if that's missing you can turn either wheel and opposite side will turn in the same direction.

Axle was in a 113 but likely came from a 4.5 because that's the ratio they used on those cars.

On a LSD the more either tire starts to spin the more the friction plates engage. Driving down the road you would find that it wouldn't be activated if both tires are turning at the same speed. So, it only works when you need it, and only as much as you need it.
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Re: 3.27 LSD for sale
« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2020, 05:03:19 »
Hello,
Do you ever come across a LSD setup like this for the earlier rear drum brake 113’s?

Can an existing non-LSD be upgraded to limited slip capability?

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Re: 3.27 LSD for sale
« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2020, 08:00:17 »
Would the 3.27 work with a ZF 5 speed gearbox ?
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Re: 3.27 LSD for sale
« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2020, 15:41:36 »
It would but you would be reducing engine RPM in 5th gear about 1,100 depending on which axle you had to begin with.  The 3.27 axle will reduce most RPM scenarios by around 600 which is actually more than the ZF 5 speed's roughly 500 RPM. Together? Not sure I would advise that.
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Re: 3.27 LSD for sale
« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2020, 23:00:20 »
My old 280sl was a five speed and i did the axle change over.  It was not a great success. The revs dropped to a point that in 5th gear the vehicle whilst a great overdrive, had no torque whatsoever and constantly needed changing down as soon as you hit any rise in the road. 


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