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#67058
NCT + LSD 5 Years, 5 Months ago Karma: 137
I have been reading some interesting stuff on other car web sites.

I have a Quaife LSD fitted to my gearbox and I was quite alarmed at what I was reading.

Anybody here know what the situation is with the NCT testing a MR2 with a LSD ?

I "borrowed" this extract.

"I had my car in to be tested, it has a diff fitted too. It's a factory option and not fitted to many of the cars.
So, I told the guy taking the car in that it had a diff fitted so not to brake test it. Long and short of it, they refused to brake test it and refused to test it with the meter. No nct for me!
They also refused to look at the PDF of the nct manual stating not to test it on the rollers, I brought it up on my phone in front of them.

Their solution was for me to go to BMW and get a letter from BMW Ireland stating my exact car (vin number must be on the letter) has a limited slip diff fitted and shouldn't be tested on the rollers and to test it using the meter. Of course, BMW won't issue this

They have the cheek to call themselves engineers, the "engineer" couldn't even open the bonnet of my car"
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#67111
Re: NCT + LSD 5 Years, 5 Months ago Karma: 137
Nobody on here have a lsd in their MR2 ?
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#67113
Re: NCT + LSD 5 Years, 5 Months ago Karma: 137
I decided to phone Quaife in the UK.

They told me that it would be OK for the NCT to test my MR2 with their product installed.
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#67118
Re: NCT + LSD 5 Years, 5 Months ago Karma: 72
i have lsd but its the factory viscous one, i dont see how the nct could damage it, i give it more abuse than the nct would.
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#67122
Re: NCT + LSD 5 Years, 5 Months ago Karma: 30
I had an NCT for mine last week ... and it was the first that I heard of this.
It passed, got cert etc and he said that he would not put it on the rollers for the brake test cause he "believed" that it had an LSD ... but they put it on the rollers last year.

I took the cert and ran
I was expecting to be told to replace a rear brake calliper

I must check the plate in the front to see if the car has an LSD while I think of it
E153 733 or 735 I believe are the codes for factory fitted ones
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Re: NCT + LSD 5 Years, 5 Months ago Karma: 137
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#67131
Re: NCT + LSD 5 Years, 5 Months ago Karma: 30
That sounds to me that they either broke someone's LSD or their machine trying to test!
Surprised that this has not surfaced before now
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#67135
Re: NCT + LSD 5 Years, 5 Months ago Karma: 137
I was really surprised when I found out the other day.

Here is the site www.backroads.ie/forums/showthread.php?7193-NCT-WOMBLES-AGAIN!!!/page2
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#67148
Re: NCT + LSD 5 Years, 5 Months ago Karma: 30
Just checked mine ... it's an E153-735 ... I have an LSD ... nice
I'll be putting a "big feck off sticker" on the dash from now on telling them not to put it on the rollers
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#67150
Re: NCT + LSD 5 Years, 5 Months ago Karma: 19
I had cusco 2- way LSD installed and got it trough NCT, later I removed gearbox (well anto did) and fitted standard E153 with normal rev4 issued LSD and also went fine. and now 3rd NCT coming up in August - fingers crossed.
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#74842
Re: NCT + LSD 4 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 30
I had my NCT today ... they put it on the rollers this time ... even though I told em it had an LSD. Last year the tester said that he didn't wanna put it on the rollers cause it had an LSD.
Confused.com !!
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#74846
Re: NCT + LSD 4 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 117
Mine has factory LSD and no matter what I say or left note in the car, they always tested it on the rollers... what can you do!
Some really interesting points for the tester Fast_ford on backroads
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#74850
Re: NCT + LSD 4 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 314
Every year since I've owned it mine has been on the rollers and also has LSD. Does not seem to fail though so I don't know....
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#74862
Re: NCT + LSD 4 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 30
There are no horrible noises coming out of it yet ... hopefully it will stay that way!!
It just seems that there is no consistency
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#74870
Re: NCT + LSD 4 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 327
The NCT manual has a section regarding LSD and the brake test, they are not allowed do it. Can't give you more info than that. at the mo trying to make a living.

NCT manual can be downloaded and waved in their face if you want though.

Edit: My read on this is that 4WD cars centre diffs are prone to damage and not 2WD, however I don't have a LSD on my road cars.
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