Front wheel bearing kit

John S. Lagnese jlagnese at
Sun Jan 29 15:35:28 EST 2006

Is there any real value or need for the "kits" for the front wheel bearings?
I have seen several types. Some have a couple of bolts and nuts while others
only have the circlips. I'm about to change my passenger front wheel bearing
on my 91 200 TQ 20V. It is getting quite loud. The FLAPS, Robbins Auto has
the bearing alone for $55. I didn't check the brand, but they carry quite a
bit of Beck and Arnley.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Adam Gratz" <adamgratz at>
To: <200q20v at>
Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2006 1:57 PM
Subject: Group buy - short shift kit, power train mounts


I have about ten requests for the shift kit and motor/tranny mounts. Need 10
more. I would again steer those with interest to the following links:
(Please see the Jan 6 post for an opinion on the increase in vibration of
the mount kit)

Also, any members who bought the shift kit in the past, if you could post a
quick opinion?

Thanks all,

Dr. Gratz

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> Message: 1
> Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2006 11:24:18 -0800
> From: "Derek Pulvino" <dbpulvino at>
> Subject: Headlight Protective Tape?
> To: 200q20v at
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> Anybody have a fave?  My packing tape again sprung a leak on one of my
> lights, and I figure it I'm going to take the light out and dry it, might
> as
> well apply a more permanent solution this time. So...
> Derek P
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> Message: 2
> Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2006 12:38:53 -0800 (PST)
> From: Michael Palatas <mpalatas at>
> Subject: '91 200 20V TQ Audi / Bose Radio Problem
> To: 200q20v at
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> Symptom:
> A few weeks ago, the radio started not turning on when the knob was taken
> from off to on.  You could get it to turn on by jiggling the knob as you
> turned it on, or by putting pressure on the knob in a certain direction as
> you turned the knob.  The jiggling method worked less and less over the
> few weeks, and now, turning the knob (jiggling, pressure, or not) has no
> effect.  The radio is "dead".
> Questions:
> Anyone have any BTDT stories?  It would appear to be associated with the
> knob contact inside the radio, but perhaps someone else has another
> experience.  Is it time for the radio replacement effort?  It would be
> to have a CD!!
> Mike in KC
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> Message: 3
> Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2006 14:07:49 -0800
> From: Chuck Pierce <cpcycle at>
> Subject: Strut Bar Type 44
> To: i2k at,  cdoubet at,  Jason.Broussard at,
>        200 list <200q20v at>
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> Hi Guys
> Sorry to be quiet about this lately.
> We test fit the one we built to both the cars (91 200tq 20v) we have
> available and it fits.
> The friend that is actually building these is constructing a jig to
> allow him to build them w/o using my car as the jig.
> With luck he should have the jig and another bar assembled in the next
> week or so. We will then make sure that the new bar fits both cars
> and then build the remaining bars. I will try to keep you updated. If
> there is any questions please ask. I am back in school  and
> I some what ignore what is not directly in front of me.
> Any profit on these bars after paying for the materials, is going to
> this friend that has spent a lot of time drawing the bar up and doing
> the actual construction.
> I basically was the idea person and helped in the initial construction
> for the right look and position.
> ( It had to be cute Bernie)
> Also if you need to get more camber adjustment if you have lowered your
> cars, we built a jig to do the Igor Kissel mod to the strut plates.
> This mod give 4 mm more adjustment. Igor mod was for the URS6 cars but
> it will work on ours.
> If you do this and grind the strut bushing slots you can come with a
> decent additional amount of adjustment.
> I ahd a problem with the PDF file printing at the right size to use as
> an template. So the result was a jig.
> My friend will do the mod for $30 + shipping
> This friend of mine a machinist by training, so close does not cut it (
> would for me, but then that is why I am not a machinist)
> Using the jig to repeat the process keeps the work accurate.
> Take care
> Chuck
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