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Re: 5 Speed for V8

Ben Howell wrote:
>  Ok kiddies, I have got a question for you all: If I wanted to bolt up a 5
> speed to a V8, do I have to have a box that came from a V8? Or will any 5
> speed box work (i.e. 200Q, 4kq, etc...)? I don't care if the linkages
> won't fit or anything else, I just want to know if the box will actually
> bolt to the engine. Anybody had any experience with this?

I have heard people say both things.  One said that the 5-speed from a 
5ktq or 200 will  bolt right up.  That was from someone who had owned 
both a 5ktq and a V8, and he had substantial knowledge of both cars.

Others have said that based on the factory manual, that there is so much 
difference between the two cars (5-speed v. auto V8's) besides the 
transmissions that it could not be done.

Come to think of it, someone posted a few months ago that they had taken 
the 5-speed from his wrecked V8 and put it into a 90 V8.  Hmmmm...


Randall C. Markarian

1990 V8 Quattro
1996 Merc E320

Saint Louis, Missouri