92 20v Turbo motor FS on Ebay

Brett Dikeman brett at cloud9.net
Fri Oct 25 18:14:44 EDT 2002

At 1:53 PM -0400 10/25/02, JordanVw at aol.com wrote:

>  > This guy sounds like he has no idea what he's selling! I thought there was
>>  no such thing as an automatic 20v turbo?

There isn't, unless it was frankenstein'd either by the shop, or by
the (hopefully still intact) previous owner.  The pictures are
horrible, but I think I see a clutch cylinder up top?  The linkage
doesn't look right for the manual, though...and it doesn't seem to be
long enough for a quattro tranny.  Anyone a better guesser than I? :-)

   It is from a TENS car, so it is NOT a 5000 tranny(note the large
TENS cable brace on the tranny.)

>  >
>  > http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1871193163
>hmm since when did they make a "92 audi 5000" especially with a 20vT and
>"automatic" tranny..
>buyer beware..

Not to mention, it is very obviously from a crash.  Note the broken
passenger side tranny mount, cracked t-belt cover, and a complete
lack of electronics.  If the ECU is missing, its pretty much useless
to someone looking to do a swap...3B ecus are pretty much not
available, and a 3rd party ecu would set you back a pretty penny for
one with barely the features of the Motronic.  I also don't see any
harness(and no maf sensor/airbox...)  More gotchas for a swapper.

   The state of disassembly wrt the CVs is puzzling- its like the
passenger side driveshaft was snapped, because they didn't bother to
remove the CV, but did on the other side.

   Lets not forget that a shop has to be pretty bad to not be able to
tell the difference between an automatic and a manual transmission.

It may seem like a great steal, but there's no mention of whether it
even runs.  I would steer VERY clear of this one.  Tempting?  Yes.
Too risky?  Yes.

"They that give up essential liberty to obtain temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Ben Franklin

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