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

Mike Teter mike at nittigritti.com
Thu Jan 26 03:47:27 EST 2006


Thank you Steve. This is the answer I've been seeking to the puzzle  
of matching the RS2 transmission and the new flywheel. The SPEC  
aluminum flywheel is made for the CQ and original 5 speed  
transmission, so it does have the grooves to mount the pilot bearing  
in it. Too bad I just went through the trouble of R&R the pilot  
bearing in the 3B crankshaft. Out it goes!

Many thanks for helping to clear this all up.

Mike Teter

On Jan 25, 2006, at 17:47, Steve Eiche wrote:

> Mike,
> 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.
> Steve
> 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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