: Has anyone actually BROKEN an '06 Diff?



BLACK_CTSV
12-19-06, 01:05 PM
Not just had it replaced because of whining or leaking, but actually had a catastrophic failure that left you stranded?

If so, what where you doing when it happened, and what are your 'normal' driving habits?

Thanks in advance. :cheers:

sefa01
12-19-06, 02:08 PM
ttt

I'm hoping that people have had good experiences with this since dealer is at this moment replacing differential on my 04 with the 06.

BLACK_CTSV
12-19-06, 02:10 PM
Me, too. I have an '06 diff in mine w/400 miles on it. Almost broken in!

kgoch
12-19-06, 02:25 PM
New diff in my 04. Just got through the breakin period. Noticed a few spots on my garage floor. Did not have any for 2 years with the old one.

Kadonny
12-19-06, 02:27 PM
I had not heard of any 06 diffs failing.........I think.

Lots of drips though.

The Tony Show
12-19-06, 04:50 PM
Drips and moaning here, but no breakage.

Silver Dollar
12-19-06, 05:27 PM
One of our members who drag races his V grenaded his rear. He posted pictures of his case in pieces.

Sorry for not remembering his name.

cts-vegas
12-19-06, 05:31 PM
I have 06 with 7500 miles, just started leaking yesterday.

starfox86
12-19-06, 06:01 PM
broke the first foolin around burnin the stockers off the rims in my neighborhood at 5000 miles. the second one they replaced because it whined and clunked at 17000 miles ...im now at 21000 and theres no whine, no problems. :thumbsup:

BLACK_CTSV
12-19-06, 06:26 PM
One of our members who drag races his V grenaded his rear. He posted pictures of his case in pieces.

Sorry for not remembering his name.

Whas it this one?

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-cts-v-series-forum/90489-lets-see-your-diff-failure-pics.html

I thought it was an '05 diff. However, I can't eyeball one and say what year it is. Havne't even looked at the one under my car very closely.

BLACK_CTSV
12-19-06, 06:41 PM
broke the first foolin around burnin the stockers off the rims in my neighborhood at 5000 miles. the second one they replaced because it whined and clunked at 17000 miles ...im now at 21000 and theres no whine, no problems. :thumbsup:

Do you still drive it hard?

stkshkr
12-19-06, 06:47 PM
My 06 Diff broke because of failed 05 halfshafts (halfshaft pieces caused the failure)

BLACK_CTSV
12-19-06, 06:49 PM
My 06 Diff broke because of failed 05 halfshafts (halfshaft pieces caused the failure)

Interesting. Were you at the track when it happened?

stkshkr
12-19-06, 07:02 PM
Yep, just off the start line with a 1.68 60' (my best ever) on my way to an 11.75

BLACK_CTSV
12-19-06, 07:04 PM
Nice short time! I wonder if it would have held together with the '06 shafts...:hmm:

HiTechRV
12-19-06, 07:21 PM
It's not going to break IMO. At least the '07 Diff has been beefed up in the following over the CTS RDM:

1. The Diff Gears are shot peened that gives the more strength and higher durability.

2. The RDM frt bushing has 65 durometer rubber material for improved durability.

3. Inside Differential housing now has an oil dam that works as a reservoir for the oil and helps to reduce the heat by 10 degree C.

For the other driveline components on CTS-V :

1. Propshaft Asm - Higher strength CV joint (VL3300) and durable rubber coupling.

2. RR Halfshaft Asm - Larger 4400 size CV joint with higher torque capacity.

starfox86
12-19-06, 07:44 PM
Do you still drive it hard?

yeah i do:bouncy:

stkshkr
12-19-06, 08:47 PM
Nice short time! I wonder if it would have held together with the '06 shafts...:hmm:

I'll let you know after the season starts..............:devil:

BLACK_CTSV
12-19-06, 09:53 PM
I'll let you know after the season starts..............:devil:

Excellent. [Bridging fingers like Mr. Burns]

BLACK_CTSV
12-21-06, 12:19 PM
So, only 2 broken, and caused by some pretty agressive driving. I have more hope for mine, after all.