X400-Trace: US*ATTMAIL*SMCLANarrival 09 May 1995 07:43:44 -0400action Relayed
The trannies and drivelines in the "older" 5-cylinder Quattros are vastly
over-engineered and can withstand considerable abuse without complaint.
They very rarely fail in normal civilian use and have virtually no value
on the used-parts market as a result. The Pro-Rally cars ran basically
stock drivelines for years, with engine over 450 HP. European RallySprint
ur-Qs have run over 800 HP. Word has it that Audi had so little time for
testing and analysis when engineering the ur-Q, from which all 5-cylinder
drivelines were derived, that they way overbuilt most of the driveline
components to guarantee bulletproof reliability in Pro-Rally competition,
where reliability is aboslutely essential. Don't worry, be happy!