View Full Version : Is the radiator support the same for all b5 A4s?

05-15-2008, 08:26 AM
I need a new radiator support for my 2001 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8T. I'm wondering if I can fit any rad support from any year and any engine B5 in there?

I'm concerned about the headlight change and fender change in early 1999.
I think the Turbo rad support is also different?

Please confirm! - especially if anyone has access to part numbers.

Thanks for all your time![wrench]

05-15-2008, 10:31 AM
I am wondering the same thing. I repaired mine but would like to replace it eventually. All the ones I've seen on ebay and parts sites are for a V6.

05-15-2008, 11:13 AM
my eyeball tells me yes. i can find out for sure later this evening.

05-15-2008, 11:33 PM
I'm very curious. The reason I ask is that on some of the Ebay-listed aftermarket rad supports, some say for V6 cars, some say Turbo cars. Also, there's an intercooler pipe that runs under the radiator that the V6 cars don't have.

Thanks for any info!

05-15-2008, 11:35 PM
There are at least 10 different ones, not even counting the RS4 one.

Different combinations, whether fitted with aircon or not, 4/6 cylinder versions, facelift or pre-facelift etc.

05-16-2008, 08:53 AM
he is correct.

i checked, lots of part numbers.

i am pretty sure you could make one fit.

05-19-2008, 09:17 AM
That is the big question. Not are they different, but are the interchangeable? Can the V6 core support be used on a 1.8t car?

05-19-2008, 09:59 AM
the v6 one isn't designed for the turbo crossover pipe..it has a different snub mount setup too.. you can use it, but you need to buy a euro engine bracket that bolts up in place of your air conditioning (you'd have to lose the A/C)
qfrog on AW did it when he converted his 96 to a 1.8t.
it has a different tow hook too.