3B tranny same as MC-2 tranny?
tm2 at zipcon.net
Fri Mar 7 12:25:38 EST 2003
The pro-con-ten cables are wrapped around the spools about 4 or 5 times.
When the tranny moves back the cable pull on the spools and tightens up the
There is a plastic pin inside that breaks when this happens and has to be
The seat belt retractor will not work correctly until then.
How do I know this well. While removing the tranny out of my 200TQ I did
slip the cable off the bracket on the tranny. Could not get it off and
could not move the tranny
back in to to get slack. I had to take apart one of the seat belt
retrackers to get more cable.
If anyone is going to take one of these apart don't do it, you'll regret it.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Huw Powell" <audi at humanspeakers.com>
To: "ben swann" <benswann at comcast.net>
Cc: <quattro at audifans.com>; <200q20v at audifans.com>
Sent: Friday, March 07, 2003 11:42 AM
Subject: Re: 3B tranny same as MC-2 tranny?
> > This would remove a level of safety - No? Doesn't this control the
> > front seat belt activation?
> It is the "first response" system for the front seatbelts. They have
> the usual inertia locks, but the pro-con-ten cables go to the seat belt
> spools and lock them instantly if the tranny is pushed backwards an inch
> (?) or so.
> > Could a boss be welded on? I guess I'll have to look into this in more
> > detail - didn't pay any attention to what PROCON-10 is until I got the
> > 200 20v tqa.
> Argh, I have no pix from when my tranny was out, but I seem to recall a
> big rounded cable holder thing that was integral with the tranny casing,
> and a steel plate or something that bolts on after the cable is in place
> and stops it from falling out.
> I doubt if you can kludge this. If you can't, you might as well remove
> the big steel things bolted to the underside of the body that route the
> cables to save weight.
> You will have the safetly level of the pre-PCT seat belts.
> I don't think those cables do anything else, at least, they didn't seem
> to on the 90Q I dismantled. It sounds fromt he literature like they
> should also yank the steering column forward, but there was no interface
> like that. The bigger cars might be different.
> >>Having just done a clutch in a 91 200tq, I can tell you that there
> >>is no way > to keep p10 with an 016 trans swap. That bracket is
> > unique to the > later > style transes, there is no bosses to even think
> > about it on a 016.
> >>>About the Procon 10 - can I retain this? Level of difficulty?
> Huw Powell
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