[200q20v] Suspension rebuild and timing belt service

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Fri Jul 13 23:14:34 EDT 2001

I would suggest that an alternative plan might well be to jack up the horn
and drive a new 200 under it.  Don't fix it if it ain't broke!


> From: "TM" <t44tq at mindspring.com>
> Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2001 21:54:14 -0400
> To: "200q20v Mailing List" <200q20v at audifans.com>, "Quattro List"
> <quattro at audifans.com>
> Subject: [200q20v] Suspension rebuild and timing belt service
> Hi listers,
> I will be undertaking a full suspension rebuild in
> the near future, so anything I've missed, I could use
> some feedback.
> My list of replacement parts:
> Bilstein Sport shocks
> H&R springs
> (2) Engine Mounts
> (2) Transmission Mounts
> (2) Front Subframe bushings-Front
> (2) Front Subframe bushings-Rear
> (2) Front Upper Strut Mounts
> (2) Front Strut Bearings
> (2) Front Control Arms
> (2) Rear Forw. Trailing Arm Bushings
> (2) Rear Control Arm Bushings-inner
> (2) Rear Subframe Bushings
> (2) Rear Upper Shock Mounts
> The front upper strut mounts are mucho dinero- something like $105 each, as
> they are unique to the 200q20v. Any help on where I can get them for less?
> TPC and Redline both don't sell these, I am told dealer-only. Clair, maybe?
> The rear subframe bushings and upper shock mounts are also dealer-only, from
> what I've been told. Any help on these?
> I'm also going to do the timing belt service, that one before the suspension
> stuff. Here's my list for that:
> Timing belt
> Timing belt tensioner
> Front crankshaft seal
> (2) Front camshaft seals
> Water pump
> A/C belt
> PS belt
> alternator belt
> Spark plug wires
> I've added plug wires just because I think I have 134k on original wires and
> wanted
> to replace them. My 5ktq was much happier after I had done that. The fuel
> filter is
> fairly new, so I'm not too concerned about that, and the dist. is also
> fairly new,
> as well as the plugs.
> I plan on also replacing the trans and diff fluids- already have some
> Redline MT-90 GL-4
> sitting for the trans and some Amsoil 75W90 GL-5 for the diff. Why the
> different brands?
> Because that's what I could get and they're both good. I'm having a pro do
> this job
> just because the diff plug is so hard to get to w/ the exhaust pipe and cat
> right there
> and w/o a lift, it's very hard to get any leverage on the plug, even with a
> nice Facom
> 17mm socket that I got courtesy of Steve G. at Ultimate Garage.
> Taka
> '91 200q (soon to be heavily upgraded)
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