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Re: quattro center diff lock actuator ...

If you look in the Bently manual it showes a newer 4k quattro tranny 
with the center lock mounted on the tranny just like you have 
described it on the 5k quattro.  The problem with the cable was that 
it was seasing up during summer when it is not used.

> I did look at the newer 5k quattro tranny with the center diff lock 
> actuator mounted on it and compared it to the older 4k quattro tranny
> I have that had the center lock connected via cable.  It turns out that
> the new actuator bracket mounts to the bolt that holds the shift linkage 
> cover, so it should be possible to retrofit on the old tranny, and there 
> is a guide for the linkage that also mounts to existing bolts.  The thing
> that could cause a problem is the connection to the actuating rod coming 
> out of the back of the center diff ... the older diff has a different 
> connecting mechanism and it appeared that this mechanism was attached 
> with a rivet rather than a bolt.  There was a boot over the rest of the 
> mechanism so when I get a chance I'll check it out ... but this one de-
> tail might make it very difficult to convert an urq with the lock actuator
> in the back to the front.  
> Perhaps there's someone out there that has actually done the mod ...
> HTH!
> Steve Buchholz
> s_buchho@kla.com
Martin Pajak
1982 Coupe (428,000 km)
1984 4000s quattro (320,000 km under the wrench)
1970 Porsche 911E Targa (also under the wrench)

Who put my tools in the dishwasher?