[urq] DAMMIT! Center diff casing failure

Martin Pajak Martin at quattro.ca
Thu Aug 1 14:10:09 EDT 2002


I would probably go with the 200q 20v tranny.
I like the fact it has better gear ratios for highway cruising while remaining 4.11.
The cq/4kq tranny is great for stop light warrior but runs out of rpm on the highway and makes for busy cruising.  One 4kqt owner is so frustrated with this he is going to 3.89 at earliest convenience.
The 200q 20v tranny on paper is a great compromise between the short gearing of cq/4kq and highway abilities of the 3.89, we are waiting to see how this combo works in an Ur-q (with torsen).  That is if we get it going before summer is over ;o)
Hope you are reading this Mike....


Martin Pajak
1983 Audi Ur-quattro (269,000 km) Canadian spec. winter car
1985 Audi Ur-quattro (156,000 km) Euro spec. import ;o)

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Mihnea Cotet <mik at info.fundp.ac.be>
Date:  Thu, 01 Aug 2002 13:07:44 +0200

>I had replaced the tranny oil last summer and the level was fine at that
>moemnt, both before and after the oil replacement.... AND while I was under
>the car for a few times last week to install the 20vt engine, I didn't
>notice any fresh oil on the tranny....
>After speaking with 2 mechanics, it appears quite clearly that either a
>bearing had too much play and went south and forced the casing to break, or
>the tranny had a defect from the factory... in either case it shouldn't be
>because of the 20vt nor the torque it has...
>Well, I guess I'm up for a tranny replacement, hopefully I have one for
>free waiting for me in a friend's garage and it has only 110k miles...
>I think that at the same time I'll have the 200's tranny modified with the
>locker center diff and I'll install that one... but that would mean a new
>pilot bearing, oh no!!!!!!!!!!!!
>I'll let you guys know what I'll do with it and what parts could be
>salvaged from the fire it is about to be in :)

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