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All MQ’s had a salisbury style diff at the front, known as the C200.
Australian MQ’s had a banjo style diff at the rear, known as the H233. It is possible (though un-confirmed) that MK’s had a slightly different version, the H233B.
Some MQ’s featured a heavy duty banjo rear diff, known as the H260.
In countries other than Australia, the MQ’s often feature a C200 in the rear, instead of H233/H260.
LSD were available from factory for all 3 versions of the rear differential.
The most common ratios in MQ Patrols were 4.3 and 4.6, with some 4.1 and 4.8 also being released.
|C200||Salisbury. Cover plate with 8x??mm bolts||29||30.4mm (1.20'')||200mm||128mm||10||12mm||150mm||Standard 160/MQ & 260 Patrol front diff. Sometimes used in the rear of MQ's (not Australia). R200A in other Nissans have the same internals.|
(aka H233B v1)
|Banjo. 3rd member with 9x12mm bolts.||31||32.0mm (1.26'')||233mm||146mm||9||10mm||180mm||Standard 160/MQ rear in Australia. This model was revised by Nissan sometime between 1986 and 1989 ((source)[http://www.nissanpathfinders.net/forum/topic/31733-92-hb-truck-donor-organs/#entry598454]), creating the H233B v2 diff below.|
|H233B (v2)||Banjo. 3rd member with 11x12mm studs.||31||32.0mm (1.26'')||233mm||146mm||9||12mm||176mm||The 3rd member is longer than H233 (pinion ~4cm longer). Apparently carriers are 2-pinion, 1-piece units. Possibly used in rear of MK (unconfirmed). Used in the front of GQ (Y60) and GU (Y61) Patrols with reverse cut ring and pinion.|
|33||33.3mm (1.31'')||233mm||146mm||9||12mm||176mm||Apparently carriers are 4-pinion, 2-piece units. Used in the rear of GQ (Y60) and GU (Y61) and 260 Patrols.|
|H260||Banjo. 3rd member with ??x??mm bolts.||37||38.4mm (1.51'')||260mm||?mm||?||?mm||?mm||Heavy duty rear diff of most model Patrols.|
|This image shows a C200 front and H260 rear diff, for size comparison.||This image shows ARB air lockers for H260 (left), H233 (middle), and C200 (right).|