Audi 90 Quattro 1990 Rear Subframe Bushes

Cody Forbes cody at
Wed Nov 18 05:36:08 PST 2015

The G is a revision number. Any time there is a letter at the end of a VW part number it represents a revision to the part. Sometimes it's a small change that is still compatible, but other times it's a large enough change that other interfacing parts also have been changed. 

For instance let's say that 171 199 214 in practice was found to be too stiff and caused customer complaints of vibrations. VW would investigate then possibly determine that simply using a softer rubber during manufacturing of the same part would solve the issue. 171 199 214A would be produced as a direct replacement with softer rubber. Later they found that they can use the same bushing on a different car, but that car requires a larger bolt holding the subframe in. They would make the center hole larger and call it 171 199 214B. The B part would not be compatible with the previous cars. 

The only way to know about fitment is either via experience from people who have tried it, or looking it up in ETKA and seeing the details of the part such as what car it is listed for, is it a supercession to your part, is the subframe that it fits in the same part number as yours, etc.

-Cody Forbes (mobile)

> On Nov 18, 2015, at 5:20 AM, Olli <olli.eloranta at> wrote:
> I am in the process of renewing the rear subrframe bushes. Unable to locate the rear subframe bush part no 895 599 125. Near despate I found out that one can only replace the inner ( actual bush ) part inside the metal housing with part no 171 199 214 ( VW ), labeled engine mount. The only part I was able to locate is
> 171 199 214 G. Anybody than this, what does the "G" stand for? Rgs, Olli.
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