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Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Buckingham, UK
3.2 V6 Blown Diffs
I'm starting a thread here to try and figure out why the diffs in the 3.2L cars are blowing. Obviously the diffs aren't strong enough for the loads, but if we can find a common circumstance, some of us may be able to drive around the weakness and keep bills down!
My own situation was: wet road, after 1 hour on the motorway and through the outskirts of town, stopped for traffic as I was turning right into a carpark. From rest, with full right lock applied, I dialled up 2000rpm and came of the clutch sharpish, but not a full drop, to cross the lane quickly, a tiny bit of spin and ASR light and after 5 meters, BANG and no drive = blown diff. Casing was ok as no oil was lost.
*GT 3.2V6, 08/05, 28k miles (everything standard) Wet road, 18" eagle F1's
*stopped after long cruise
*full right lock
*slight clutch drop to get through gap
What was the scenario leading up to other peoples failures? Is there a trend?
Six/twelve devils screaming
Alfa History: '78 GTV 2.0, '83 GTV6 2.5, '98 156 Selespeed 2.0, '96 GTV 2.0, '96 GTV 2.0, '05 GT 3.2 V6, '96 146 2.0ti, '99 156 2.4JTD, '01 147 1.6 Lusso.
Current Others: TVR T350 Spider, AM V12 Vantage