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Re: don't try this at home??
Well Robert ... it's all dependent on how much adventure you like. I
assume you can afford to have your car down for a little while. You
already know that a 5cyl motor can fit in the engine bay (one of the
more difficult questions to answer when swapping motors). Now will the
rest of the stuff fit in there. My 5kCSQ has the battery mounted under
the back seat, and I doubt that it is because they were trying to get a
better weight balance! If the battery in your car is under the hood
you'll probably need to move it (to the trunk?). Another thing that
might take some work is the swap of the engine computer & harnessing.
I would recommend that you get wiring diagrams for your car and a 5kT a
nd see how much difference there is. Hey ... I'm "bachin'" tonight,
maybe I'll take some time to look it up. Since you're going to need
quite a few donor parts, you might want to start looking for a donor
car rather than buying the parts one at a time. Another idea might be
to call an Audi wrecking yard like Shokan to ask them what would be
involved. I'll bet it won't be that outrageous of a project. I don't
know what state you're in, but you might also want to look into any
ramifications of the swap come vehicle inspection time.
It's interesting to see what we'll go through to keep our favorite car's
looks while increasing the performance. I love the lines of the '78 Audi
Fox, but I wanted the performance of the Audi 4000 5+5. I looked into
swapping the 5cyl in, but never did get around to it. I did swap out the
4-speed for a 5-speed from an '86 4000. Didn't take too much work, but it
didn't just slide in!
'78 Audi Fox GTI - Love those beautiful lines!
'83 Audi Turbo Quattro Coupe - Love those beautiful lines!
'88 Audi 5000CS Quattro Wagon - Love those beautiful lines!
'92 BMW K1 - Love those beautiful lines!
... but they all look different!