Ive been looking on google groups and audiworld.com for info on swaping a
5000S to a 5000 Turbo (Manual Quattro system). Anyways all I can find is
information on doing the swap to a 4000. I was wondering if anyone has any
small bumps in the road they've come accross... like the turbo instrument
panel (speed / tach assembly), not fitting into the place where the old
5000S is.. and the 5000S has a cable driven speedo, the turbos use a
electronic stepper motor system. (great.. but where do I connect my new
turbo wiring harness to on my 5000 Quattro manual tranny... )
any light on this would be greatly apprectiated.. ! !
Thanks - Jonathan
No small bumps, just large ones.
Everything is different.
Entire wiring harness for the whole car is different. If you had two
complete, working cars, side by side, a shitload of dope and a month
or two, it could be done. The dope is necessary to forget why you'd
attempt to do something this stupid in the first place....
Neither car is worth it. Sell the S and buy a Turbo.
Spend the time you'd waste on this project at a job. Take the money
and buy a turbo. It will be faster, easier, and more reliable.
I've seen it done once. He put a turbo engine from my old winter car
into his non-turbo Quattro. It took most of the turbo car to do the
job. Dash, interior, full wiring harness swap, exhaust, etc.
Remember, even the hubs, brakes, and wheels are different. Turbos
have five lugs.
On Sat, 16 Aug 2003 01:27:00 -0400, "Jonathan Carron"
Interesting.. My car has 5 hubs already, and the only difference between the
cars; with exception of (cis,turbo, after run stuff, etc.) is that my car
also has abs (turbo I have does not.), brakes are 060 on both cars, Not
that I suppose that this changes anything at all...heh. As I understood it
for my pariticular car, was 'just' the motor, wiring harness, comp, and
exhaust. Ah well. Anyone intending to sell a Turbo Quattro next year perhaps
thanks for the nfo JFP. : )
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