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Retrofitting an intercooler into an UrQ
In message <199802111802.NAA11382@mail.rogerswave.ca> "Martin Pajak" writes:
> > Well, I don't have an UrQ, but from the pictures of Duane Hale's
> > (former?) 4000Q turbo conversion car in EC, he seems to have done
> > it...the engine compartment is the same dimensions 4000Q-UrQ, yes?
> It looks like there has been a lot of modifications to the upper part
> of the grills metalwork. It even looks like the plastic grill has
> been pushed out just a bit to allow for the intercooler to fit. Check
> out the pictures of my Turbo Coupe and you will see what I mean.
> Since I still have the flat grill I had to settle for the intercooler
> as part of a grill. Some people like it, some don't. Bottom line is
> without some metal cutting it is impossible to fit the 5kt intercooler
> in the grill.
A 5kt intercooler is a whole lot more beast than an ur-quattro intercooler.
It's also up in front of the engine, where the ur-quattro has its
auxiliary radiator. The ur-quattro intercooler is basically in front of
the right wheel.
Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club