FWD 5speed swap information

George Selby gselby4x4 at earthlink.net
Wed Oct 8 14:01:52 PDT 2008

At 03:00 PM 10/8/2008, you wrote:
>well, my car(875kt) currently has the FWD 3 speed automatic in it, 
>and i've been considering rebuilding it for the past while in an 
>effort to be able to chip it. I like having the auto, it makes the 
>car very easy to drive and it always attracts a lot of attention 
>because of the rarity.. But in order to rebuild it, it'll cost a lot 
>of money buying a rebuild kit, extra clutches, external trans cooler, etc, etc

Well, an external trans cooler might be harder than the typical 
car.  I have replaced the tranny in my 200 FWD, and unlike most cars 
that pipe trans fluid up to the radiator, the Audi transmission pipes 
coolant back to a heat exchanger on the back of the 
transmission.  Sure, you can use the bolts that carry the fluid and 
create something, but it's not a simple cut the rubber hose and throw 
in a tranny cooler like most cars.

George Selby 

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