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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