[200q20v] RE: tranny for 200Q20V (C1J1Miller@aol.com)

hah at srv.net hah at srv.net
Thu Sep 14 17:29:00 EDT 2000

>Do you know the details of these trannys?  They've been in Audi stock for 
>while and recently released or something else?  Any idea of warranties 
>might be offered?

If they are dumping them as obsoleted from the depot in Germany, I wouldn't 
be expecting any sort of warranty at all...

>My 1989 200Q10V tranny makes some noise in 1st & 2nd that 2Bennett thinks 
>likely some bearings getting weak, and they also propose that the 1991
>tranny will fit my 1989 just fine.  Inasmuch as the clutch (original 
>at 144k) is needing replacement (noisy release bearing), and there's no
>additional labor to swap trannys, I'm definitely interested.
>I see others have asked about fitment in other vehicles; 2Bennett makes 
>same observation as the other lister.  These trannys will fit any 5 
>Quattro, as the bolt pattern for the engines is all alike, but for 
>other than the type 44, you may have to mix/match clutch components from
>different models and/or alter tranny/diff mounts and/or use a driveshaft
>other than the one that is stock for your car.  It can be done, but not a
>bolt-in, except for the type 44.

The driveshafts may bolt up better in an 89 than an UrS4 or CQ, but aren't 
the pre-91 type 44 turbo quattros using a 3.89:1 final drive ratio? The 91 
200q uses 4.11:1, so you would need a rear diff with 4.11 FD as well. I 
believe some UrQs and 4kq's used 4.11 in addition to the 91 200q, but this 
seems to be moving beyond a simple drop-in affair.

Henry Harper
1991 200 quattro, 110k, no tranny noises yet (knock knock)
1988 GTI 16v, 213k, after a couple years added 6-sp kit to original 
close-ratio 5-sp, which blew up after a year, pretty happy with a 
wide-ratio 5-sp for a couple years now

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