[Es2] knock, knock,. anyone home? ES2 Radiator choices.

Ben Swann benswann at verizon.net
Mon Dec 24 11:19:33 PST 2007

Here's one for some real ES2 content - I have questions regarding installation of the
RS2/ES2 6 speed transmission into the '90 Coupe Quattro.  

I recently got a European Spec Transmission from 6 Speed ES2 in Canada - supposedly the
same transmission from an RS2.  

Questions are basically what else do I need to do the conversion/installation?

The engine is an AAN from '94 S4 and has the spring loaded flywheel for the clutch -
will this work OK and is this sufficient for moderate power increase over stock?  So far
I have confirmed spine count is the same as for the AAN clutch disk and 200 clutch
disks.  The coupe Q flywheel and clutch are different, and so definitely wont work with
AAN clutch setup, but I'm installing 6 speed trans, so just trying to make sure the
clutch is right.

Next, I understand the transmission mounts are different, but have no parts numbers or
info. on which ones to use or a source.

Same with the shift linkage.  That and I understand the axle half shafts may be
different length.

So I'm looking for information on the 6 speed transmission conversion and any parts
sources for this.  Maybe there is a kit to do this conversion.


-----Original Message-----
From: es2-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:es2-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf Of Peter
Sent: Friday, December 21, 2007 12:53 PM
To: es2 at audifans.com
Subject: [Es2] knock, knock,. anyone home? ES2 Radiator choices.

Waking the list from the nearly dead...

I will hopefully get some wrenching time over the holidays, and will 
likely swap the radiator out of the coupe into our 90, which is 
currently running with a vintage 1982 Urq radiator with a slow leak.

My replacement radiator goals are :
    * better than stock cooling (plan to track the car, and it will 
be running a chipped 20v turbo)
    * removal of the secondary radiator (room for more IC)
    * maintaining the AC system (which means retaining the condenser)
I did manage to get one of the "naked" 034/Ron Davis radiators to 
work for me with my old CQ, but I want to avoid all the fabrication 
that went into that.  (customer SS clips for the side and front 
mounts, lower mounts from a Ford Bronco, custom mid mounts to retain 
the condenser...not to mention obtaining stock radiator mounting 
clips/captive nuts that were ground to fit the radiator.)

So, other than the $$ Dialynx or the 034 
radiator, does anyone have other ideas?


Happy and safe Holidays to all...

I'll give the floor back to the crickets...


-Peter Schulz
Chelmsford Ma, USA

1995.5 S6 Avant Emerald/Ecru
1995.5 S6 Avant Silver/Platinum
1991 200 20v Q Avant Titan Grey
1991 90 20v Q Red
1991 CQ silver  (eS2 recipient) 
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