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Old March 31st, 2003, 06:41   #1
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Default audi Quattro TDI???

has anyone had any expierence in swapping a tdi engine into an audi Quattro or Syncro VW? It sounds like a great idea. I want to find out is this is possibel. I was thinking of a 4000 or 80 or 90, or even a quantum syncro. Would the tdi block bolt up to where a 5 cyl. engine did? any help would be appreciated, thanks
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Old March 31st, 2003, 08:45   #2
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Seeing how all the VW water cooled engines are actually Audi engines, this is an easy swap until you get to the gear ratio problems. You can eventually get the right final drive's but its difficult.
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Old April 1st, 2003, 16:37   #3
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Member 'Normand' from Quebec put a TDI in a 92 Passat Synchro.
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Old April 2nd, 2003, 05:31   #4
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Default audi Quattro TDI???

My wife has a 1994 Audi 80 TDI.

It has the same 1Z 90 bhp TDI engine as my Passat (more or less), but the ECU, engine mounts and I suppose the manifolds are different.

The transmission looks as though it has multiple mounting holes so that it can take Audi or VW engines.

Another possibility is the 5 cyl TDI motor from an Audi 100. I don't know whether you could get it in a quattro 80/90 or not. I am guessing that you would need the split radiator thing though.
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Old April 5th, 2003, 11:21   #5
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Default audi Quattro TDI???

what kind of ratio trouble could I expect? too high or too low. i usually don't drive much over 75 mph
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Old April 5th, 2003, 12:44   #6
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Most of the 5 cylinder Audi 4000Q's had top gear ratios putting the engine RPM @ about 3000 at 70 MPH. If you put a TDI in these, you are looking at a maximum road speed of about 105 MPH, give or take a few. Not a problem for the engine but cruising will consume more fuel than if the proper ratios are selected.

What I had envisoned was using the 4kQ running gear mated to a VW pickup and use 33" tires. Correct ratio, great ground clearance with the independent suspension all around and the necessary lift to clear the tires...mini monster.

Shoot, it would be easier to make a mini HMMWV...use 2-speed planetary hubs for a low range and even better clearance
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Old April 6th, 2003, 08:22   #7
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I have seen many Audi 90/100 with burnt out engines around here CHEAP- I could have gotten a 1993 100 for $1200!
Needed power windows messed with- guy was sick of it!

Quattro systems are of interest to me- If I get one will buy parts cars and wheel-n-deal on Ebay- fairly common parts
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Old April 7th, 2003, 18:45   #8
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see tread in meets, quebec, it is for sale...
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