3B tranny same as MC-2 tranny?

Pat Korach tm2 at zipcon.net
Fri Mar 7 12:25:38 EST 2003


The pro-con-ten cables are wrapped around the spools about 4 or 5 times.
When the tranny moves back the cable pull on the spools and tightens up the
seat belts.
There is a plastic pin inside that breaks when this happens and has to be
The seat belt retractor will not work correctly until then.

How do I know this well.  While removing the tranny out of my 200TQ I did
slip the cable off the bracket on the tranny.  Could not get it off and
could not move the tranny
back in  to to get slack.  I had to take apart one of the seat belt
retrackers to get more cable.
If anyone is going to take one of these apart don't do it, you'll regret it.

Pat Korach
Kirkland, WA

----- Original Message -----
From: "Huw Powell" <audi at humanspeakers.com>
To: "ben swann" <benswann at comcast.net>
Cc: <quattro at audifans.com>; <200q20v at audifans.com>
Sent: Friday, March 07, 2003 11:42 AM
Subject: Re: 3B tranny same as MC-2 tranny?

> > This would remove a level of safety - No?  Doesn't this control the
> > front seat belt activation?
> It is the "first response" system for the front seatbelts.  They have
> the usual inertia locks, but the pro-con-ten cables go to the seat belt
> spools and lock them instantly if the tranny is pushed backwards an inch
> (?) or so.
> > Could a boss be welded on?  I guess I'll have to look into this in more
> > detail - didn't pay any attention to what PROCON-10 is until I got the
> > 200 20v tqa.
> Argh, I have no pix from when my tranny was out, but I seem to recall a
> big rounded cable holder thing that was integral with the tranny casing,
> and a steel plate or something that bolts on after the cable is in place
> and stops it from falling out.
> I doubt if you can kludge this.  If you can't, you might as well remove
> the big steel things bolted to the underside of the body that route the
> cables to save weight.
> You will have the safetly level of the pre-PCT seat belts.
> I don't think those cables do anything else, at least, they didn't seem
> to on the 90Q I dismantled.  It sounds fromt he literature like they
> should also yank the steering column forward, but there was no interface
> like that.  The bigger cars might be different.
> >>Having just done a clutch in a 91 200tq, I can tell you that there
> >>is no way > to keep p10 with an 016 trans swap.  That bracket is
> > unique to the > later > style transes, there is no bosses to even think
> > about it on a 016.
> >>>About the Procon 10 - can I retain this?  Level of difficulty?
> --
> Huw Powell
> http://www.humanspeakers.com/audi
> http://www.humanthoughts.org/

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