[A4] Engine swap question Issues

Scott DeWitt sdewitt at stx.rr.com
Wed Sep 3 12:08:13 PDT 2008

I've successfully installed Auto transmission V6's in place of manual transmission V6 cars.

I wouldn't swap a 1.8 to a V6 or vice versa unless I had 2 complete and intact cars as there are tons of differences between the 2.

---- Pbadore at aol.com wrote: 
> The swap you are considering needs to be checked carefully for the 2.8l V6 
> crankshaft flywheel compatibility with a manual transaxle. Many other Audi 
> postings indicated that automatic V6 engines
> could not be may be work in swaps for damaged V6 5 speed manual transaxle 
> cars. I think your V6 to 1.8l turbo has too many issues to be practical. I can 
> think of a lot of parts that do not interchange-
> like the ECU wiring harness, radiators, lock carrier, flywheels, clutches. I 
> have not tried to match the V6 back of block to a 1.8l turbo transaxle case 
> but I would be surprised that they match up. The quattro final drive ratios are 
> probably not the same, springs rates are different between the 2.8l V6
> and 1.8l turbo. I have had a lot of A4s of both engine types to rebuild and 
> it is hard enough and
> expensive enough just to uses the original part designs. I am repairing 2001 
> S4 right now and the cost for the new unique dealer only parts is very high 
> even with a wholesale discount.
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