[ba] inline 5 question

Buchholz, Steven Steven.Buchholz at kla-tencor.com
Mon Apr 29 02:50:03 EDT 2002

... while I most definitely agree with Ti's "why?" question ... there is
precedent of an I-5 mounted transversely ... in one of the VW Eurovans ...
I'm by no means an expert, but if I'm not mistaken, I think that was the
largest stock displacement for the I-5 ... was it 2.5l?  Now "quattro" would
be out pretty much by definition ...

Steve Buchholz
San Jose, CA (USA)
> > Im looking into some projects ide like to take on and have
> a question. With
> > inverted inline engine's, i.e. the engine is sitting
> sideways accross the
> > front of the car rather then down one side of it, i was
> wondering how would
> > i convert an audi's inline 5 to sit sideways instead of in
> a line. The car
> > ide like to squeez the engine into requires the engine to
> be sideways and
> > not in a line so im trying to ask whoever that has done
> engine work on
> > thing's of this nature for any information on even if its
> possible or not.
> It's not so much a function of the engine itself, but the design of
> the transaxle that makes an application longitudinal or transverse.
> There is no easy way to turn a longitudinal engined Audi into a
> transverse orientation.  The Audi gearbox is not designed for a
> transverse engine.  Anything is possible, of course, given enough
> knowhow, components from other car models, custom fabrication, time,
> effort and money.  But the fact that you're asking a question of this
> nature leads me to believe that a project like this is going to be
> way over your head.
> Not to mention the basic question, why would you want to do something
> like that?

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