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S3 S/E Differential Paint

PostPost by: [email protected] » Tue Sep 13, 2022 12:41 pm

The photo shows the differential I am rebuilding after I de-greased the outer portion. Note the light blue stripe, there is a matching one on the other side. Is anyone familiar with this stripe? It 'appears' to be original.
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PostPost by: Lens4 » Wed Sep 21, 2022 6:06 pm

Hi Mine has yellow on both sides Len
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PostPost by: Lens4 » Wed Sep 21, 2022 8:04 pm

Perhaps it’s to denote the ratio at a glance mines 3.77 a yellow stripe
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PostPost by: [email protected] » Sat Sep 24, 2022 8:43 am

thanks Len. Mine is an S/E, 3.55:1. I have had another person who worked at Lotus during the late 60s speculate that it was probably to mark the differential as an 'S/E' (3.55) unit. Your marking makes sense.
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