[Es2] Re: Es2 Digest, Vol 27, Issue 14

Steve Eiche seiche at shadetreesoftware.com
Wed Jan 25 18:59:37 EST 2006

Do you mean that you wanted to use the RS2 transmission with the bearing 
in the crankshaft?  You MUST have a flywheel that will work with the 01E 
transmission with the bearing in the flywheel.  Both the 01A and 01E 
have shorter input shafts than the 016 that was originally connected to 
that 3B. The flywheel much match the transmission, not engine.  As long 
as you got the Spec flywheel for an 01E transmission, with the pins for 
the early Motronic (3B, AAN, etc, NOT new S4 2.7T) you should be fine.

I would also pull the pilot bearing out of the 3B crank just as a 
precaution against the needles bearings coming out and wreaking havoc on 
the clutch assembly.


Mike Teter wrote:

> Dave,
> If you think the Dutch SPEC clutch recipient is willing to share his  
> experience, I'd like to know what it is. I'm concerned about the  
> clutch shaft pilot bearing working out with the RS2 tranny. I'm using  
> the 3B bearing in the crankshaft for now and will measure up  
> everything to see if all fits correctly with the SPEC aluminum  
> flywheel and pressure plate. I didn't even think it would be an issue  
> until I stumbled upon this little gem:
> http://www.ubernugen.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=408
> Now me thinks I'm not going to fit up everything like it should.
> I'm using a Fidanza aluminum flywheel in the 7A & CQ 5 speed tranny  
> without any special bearings, so maybe I should use the Fidanza  
> instead of the SPEC? That'd be a real pain, since I've already had  
> the moving parts dynamically balanced with the SPEC!  CR*P!
> Enough of the worrying for now,
> Thanks for any insight!
> Mike Teter
>> Hey Mike,
>> I shipped a SPEC clutch over to the Netherlands for a guy.  He is
>> running it in a high powered S2.  I can try to dig up his contact info
>> if you like...
>> Dave K.
>> Mike Teter wrote:
>>> Yikes! I thought the Garret models would do better and "safer" since
>>> rebuild parts are easier to come by. What do you think happened in
>>> your failures? Too much boost? Not enough oil or coolant? Would you
>>> suggest getting a KKK (ie real RS2 turbo) over any Garret of similar
>>> spec?
>>> I probably won't be tracking all that often, but the high altitude
>>> here will spin that sucker up pretty good on a regular basis.
>>> For the clutch and flywheel, I'm trying the kevlar disk option with
>>> the SPEC clutch kit as well as the SPEC aluminum flywheel. Looks
>>> good, hope it holds up well enough.
>>> Mike
> <snip>
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