'98 A6 Wagon with only a 2 spd tranny...what next

Tony Hoffman auditony at gmail.com
Fri Dec 26 19:25:35 PST 2008

Eric, if the car is the "new" body style with the 30V, there are a
couple more things to consider than just the trans. However, in the
newer Audi's such as this one, switching to a stick is a paretty major
undertaking, including fabricating the trans tunnel. Also, the 30V's
are known for oil leaks from a few places, I'd tackle these when
purchaling one a s well. The automatics aren't that hard to find,
however, as you pointed out. Plenty of parts cars out there.

BTW, I still daily drive a 4kq, and love them more than just about any
other car I've driven.


On Fri, Dec 26, 2008 at 4:40 PM, Eric Sanborn <eric.s.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
> So I have not been on the list for quite sometime since before I sold
> off my 4ktq.  I have been really missing quattro and am looking at a
> local low milage '98 A6 wagon with a nearly dead transmission.  I am
> in the research phase for options.  It looks like there are lots of
> used ones available, but I would rather have a stick.  It looks like
> the rear diff is a different final drive on the auto so this might be
> more than just a swap.
> So two questions:
> Has anyone here done anything like this?
> Are there any common problems (other than tranny) that I should be
> looking at with this car?
> Thanks and happy holidays!
> --
> Eric Sanborn
> http://sofadog.net/4ktq/ (sold)

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