[200q20v] Re: UUC. gaskets, and tranny's

Derek Pulvino DPulvino at agraus.com
Mon Feb 19 17:15:26 EST 2001

Hey all,

Along the topic of driveshaft noise, used to have a problem with that in my car in hard first gear acceleration, and around corners in 2nd or 3rd.  Recently replaced my transmission mounts and the noise is now gone.   Although don't think it's as much as a factor, also replaced subframe bushings.  Not entirely sure that did much of anything, but one way or the other the drive shaft noise is gone, and my guess is the tranny mounts cured it.  So don't see any replacement driveshaft cv's or center bearings in my near future.

And about that gasket thing, have put the car back together reusing the old intake gasket, and seems fine so far.

Last item is do people really think a 100 tranny (01A?) would work well in one our cars?  I'm curious about the power handling ability of said unit.  Wasn't that tranny a newer design than the ones in our cars (016?) that was carried over into the next genration 100?  I know that tranny shifts a little easier, but if it was produced at the same time as our car was built, why wasn't the 01A used in lou of the 016?  And lastly, what about ratios, but I guess that be pretty easy to look up.   

Derek P

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