3B tranny same as MC-2 tranny?

auditude at cox.net auditude at cox.net
Tue Mar 4 18:55:43 EST 2003

Thanks Henry (and Scott).  And sorry about that ugly typo in my post.

Is the final drive ratio determined by the ring and pinion?  If I were to backdate a 200q20v with a 10v 200 tranny, for repair reasons, I would need the 10v rear diff as well, and this would result in the motor spinning at a higher rpms than normal for a given mph, right?



Henry A Harper III <hah at alumni.rice.edu> wrote:
> Both MC and 3B engines use type 016 transmissions with certain
> torque-sensing center differentials, and I believe the 5 forward gears have
> about the same ratios, but there are differences such as the MC's 3.89:1
> differential ratio vs 3B's 4.11:1. I can't recall if the ratios are juggled
> to give higher revs/better acceleration for the 3B - mine gives
> 25mph/1000rpm in 5th...
> HTH,
> Henry Harper
> http://www.henry-harper.com  hah at alumni.rice.edu
> 1991 200 quattro, 117k? haven't driven it in a month :(
> 1988 GTI 16v, 234k
> On Tuesday, March 04, 2003 4:12 PM, auditude at cox.net
> [SMTP:auditude at cox.net] wrote:
> > Or, "All 200 quattro trannys the same?"
> >
> > I would like to know if the '91 200q20v had a different tranny than, say,
> a '90 200q10v, or an '89 200q10v.  I know they all have that
> certain torque-sensing diff.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Ken
> >

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