[Biturbos4] Manual swap

Fabryce Fabryce at hartmann-motorsports.com
Thu Feb 26 15:48:20 EST 2004

We have done this work in the past , It is a pretty big project.

If I can be of any help please let me know............

Fabryce Kutyba
Hartmann  Motorsports

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Keman" <keman at interwolf.net>
To: "Michael Kuriger" <michael at isuzu-mods.com>; <biturbos4 at audifans.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2004 3:23 PM
Subject: Re: [Biturbos4] Manual swap

> I know of at least one tuning shop that's done it, as well as stuffed a
> manual behind an S6's V8. The latter was some... $30k of custom work. New,
> the 6-speed trans itself is $12,000. I am not kidding. Your automatic is
> $8500.
> If you're serious about this, line up a person who wants to do the
> Find someone of the same year who is tired of rowing his own gears in
> traffic and wants to install an automatic.
> Then, you just yank the engine/trans combination and do a direct swap,
> swapping ECM's at the same time. Remove the trannys when the engines are
> of the car.
> Since no money is spent yet, now might be a time to have those turbos
> checked out. Bring them to a turbo rebuilder. Think diesel engine/turbo
> specialists. They're very skilled in this area and can rebalance the
> to perfection. It's real easy to do this with the engine/trans sitting on
> the ground.
> Then you just start swapping parts. Take the other guys center console,
> pedal assembly, wiring harness bits and pieces, and his secondary air
> injection system. The latter will need to be retrofitted onto your engine,
> the airpump is in the passenger front fender. Manual trans S4's don't have
> secondary air injection. You can recode your instrument cluster to look
> an automatic and display it's gear selection.
> It won't be easy. But it could be done and has been done. Good luck!
> - Keman
> > My 2001.5 S4 avant has a tip tranny, and I was wondering if anyone has
> > ever swapped in a 6 speed - or if it's even something that is possible.
> > If so, where could I find a used 6 speed?
> >
> > thanks,
> > Mike Kuriger
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