Transmission questions

Kent McLean kentmclean at
Wed Apr 22 14:50:44 PDT 2009

Ben Swann wrote:
> Assuming I install the trans on a 200Q with engine that will deal with torque, will it
> work OK - bolt up using 200 flywheel and clutch and work OK with final drive to rear
> diff?  I don't think gear ratio would be a problem unless the first gear were especially
> high.  I was looking to mate the trans with a more powerful I5 engine - although it
> would not be as torquey as the V8 to be sure.

I'm clueless, but my new-to-me V8 with 5-speed was converted from a 1990
V8 that had an automatic. Ron sent me a link to motorgeek that described
the conversion process. You might find something useful in there:


Kent McLean
1999 A4 Avant, V6 Tiptronic
1991 200 TQA #3, with mods
1990 V8 w/5-speed and other mods
gone: '91 200 TQA x2, '94 100 S Avant, '89 200 TQ "Bad Puppy"

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