86 4000 CSQ advice

Ed Kellock ekellock at gmail.com
Tue Aug 16 20:27:04 EDT 2005

Another thing to consider is the cracked firewall syndrome.  That can
reduce the effectiveness of the clutch system and cause hard shifting.
BTDT with my urq.

Here's a slick remedy for that from the creator...

From: "Jeffrey P Lewis" <jplewis at ucsc.edu>
Date: 2004/02/24 Tue PM 06:14:35 MST
To: ekellock at adelphia.net
Subject: Re: urq clutch firewall brace

Hi Ed,

The braces are .110 steel, waterjet cut, pecision bent,
tig welded, then powdercoated.
You do_not have to bleed any of your clutch/brake system
to install it. I include instructions.

I will send you a pic of one actually bolted to the
steering rack, and clutch master cylinder, while out of
the car. It's very difficult to see it installed.

Let me know if you have any other questions.


link:  http://www.succulents.com/quattro/firewall

----- Original Message ----- 
> There isn't any grinding, just hard to push into gear. You wouldn't
happen to
> know the location of the oil fill plug would you? would it be pretty
easy to
> crack it open and check for oil? Or does the quattro have a tranny
> Thanks
> Rory

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