How To Blow A Transaxle?

Drag Race

We know, it's hard to believe that Volvos aren't drag cars.

The video posted here is of the moment when that sinking feeling in your stomach tells you you’ve just blown your transaxle/differential. The car we’re seeing is a modified 1996 Volvo 850R which serves as the owner’s drag car as well as his ride to the track. He says that he normally drops the tire pressure down a bit upon arriving to the track in order to reduce wheel hop at launch, but was in a rush this time and didn’t get a chance to.

The result is plain to see, as is one of the problems with drag racing in a FWD car.

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