3B tranny same as MC-2 tranny?

Shayne thequattroking at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 4 16:39:37 EST 2003


If I read the post right, you have it backwards.  The 4.11 will cause higher
RPM's.  BTW, as you probably know, from an external standpoint, both trannys
are nearly identical.  I bought a brand new one of each.  Compared them side
by side.  The only big diffs where a couple of changed sensor locations (or
deletes) and I think the ADZ (3B) had some added cooling fins.

Shayne P.

Oakland, CA.

Enough Audis to give plenty of headaches.

FOR SALE:  1988 BMW 528e $3700
PARTING:  1972 Mercedes Benz 280 SE 4.5

> 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?
> Thanks,
> Ken
> 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.

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