Henry A Harper III hah at alumni.rice.edu
Sat Sep 2 17:04:12 EDT 2006

> I am trying to find documentation on the following:
> This is what we have been told our 1991 200 Quattro 20 valve is not the
> typical 217 hp version. In 1991, they made 57 like mine, of which
> 50 were sold to
> the public so the other 7 could be raced Sports Car Club of
> America.  We've
> been told it has approximately 268+ hp, and it came this way from
> the factory.
> It has not been modified with a chip.
> Our 1991 200 Quattro 20 valve has a larger turbocharger.  It
> takes different
> spark plugs than the 217 hp does, it takes a Bosch F5DPOR.  The
> timing belt
> for a 217 hp does not fit ours, it takes a belt an inch longer.
> It has an
> auxiliary electric water pump that circulates water through the
> turbocharger in
> addition to a separate oil pump that runs after the engine is
> shut off to keep
> the turbocharger lubricated and cooled.  It has "Quattro" printed
> on the rear
> window which a 1990 Audi model had, but other 1991 200 Quattro 20
> valves do not.
>  It does not have a cell phone either.
> If anyone knows anything about this edition, please let me know.
> Or, if your
> 217 hp version has any of these features, please let me know as well.
> If anyone has any documentation, please let me know.  We're
> currently working
> with the insurance adjusters and need to document the value of our car.

My completely normal (well, originally) engine code 3B 217hp (originally)
1991 200q20v has an aux water pump, quattro rear window script, and uses
F5DPOR plugs, and also has no cell phone. The belt from a 160hp MC2 probably
won't fit it. Where exactly is your extra oil pump? What fuse, relays,
wiring does it use? Why isn't this in the official factory service manual?

Who told you this special edition "information"? Has any of the "special"
equipment on your car ever required maintenance? What happens when you ask
the auto parts guy for the "special" spark plugs that don't fit the the
"regular" 1991 200 quattro? Do you get funny looks? Have you ever compared
the underhood components of your car to another 1991 200 quattro?


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