[urq] RE : WR Aluminum Engine
audijim at comcast.net
audijim at comcast.net
Wed Jun 13 09:02:27 EDT 2007
This aluminum engine came from a Euro UrQ. The WR code is listed in ETKA (and take this with a huge grain of salt) from 1980 all the way through 1991. Rumor has it, that Audi put the aluminum engines in UrQuattro's and a few 200 Quattro's to use the public as a test bed for the blocks before they were used in the rally program. As the vehicles came through the dealers for service, the engines were removed and sent to the factory. The KW (Sport Quattro) and WR are both listed as alu engine and yet the WR is also listed as an iron block. ETKA also directs you to a parts data sheet 1-71 5/1991 for the WR alu engine. Engine internals are nearly the same with the difference of longer head bolts (10 X 90 vs. 10 X 80) and a few other "aluminum engine" spec hardware requirements that at quick glance, are only length differences.
-------------- Original message --------------
From: Andrée-Anne Bourgeois <laraa at sympatico.ca>
> Can you elaborate about the origin ? Never heard of Alu engine in early
> Louis-Alain Richard
> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : urq-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:urq-bounces at audifans.com] De la part
> de audijim at comcast.net
> Envoyé : 12 juin, 2007 19:54
> À : Ingo Rautenberg
> Cc : urq at audifans.com
> Objet : Re: [urq] WR Aluminum Engine
> The block is sleeved. Its going to the machine shop this week to get checked
> out. I'll have more info about it soon. It weighs 52 lbs as you see it in
> the pictures. I have an AAN block in the same configuration, I need to take
> the scale to it, I was able to carry the aluminum block with one hand up a
> flight of stairs to my office (where the shipping scale is)
> -------------- Original message ----------------------
> From: "Ingo Rautenberg"
> > Jim,
> > Is that block sleeved? Nice!!!!
> > Ingo
> > On 6/12/07, audijim at comcast.net wrote:
> > > I picked up a new block for my
> > UrQ....http://www.tdif.com/phpBB2/gallery2.php?g2_itemId=6203
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