[200q20v] Suspension rebuild and timing belt service

Phil Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Sat Jul 14 12:22:39 EDT 2001

At 10:14 PM -0800 7/13/01, Bernie Benz wrote:
>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!

Bernie, you obviously have no sympathy for those of us who suffer 
from "Automotive Munchausen-By-Proxy syndrome"(*). We can't help 
ourselves (except by a lot of expensive therapy). You must try to be 
more understanding.

Anyway, the alternative is that we'd be spending our time hangin' out 
in bars, running with loose women and beating our kids.

What's that Taka? You say you still have time for all that, too? :-)


(*) Munchausen's Syndrome: Repeated fabrication of illness, usually 
acute, dramatic and convincing, by a person who wanders from hospital 
to hospital for treatment. In the "By-Proxy" variant of this disease, 
a child may be used as a surrogate patient. In the automotive 
version, German luxury cars are fixed when they 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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Phil Rose
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