I own a 1997 A4 1.8T Quattro Automatic (non-tiptronic). There is something wrong with my transmission, and it will be replaced under my extended warranty but I would like install a manual transmission instead of an automatic. Apart from the installation of the transmission, a clutch pedal, clutch, ECU coding change, what else needs to be done, what am I missing?
11-15-2000, 03:30 PM
Who is footing the cost of the manual tranny?? Warranty???
Not being smart, just very interested as I do not know the price of the auto, but the Manual gearbox is very pricey...
I have an extended warranty, my tranny is covered. There's something wrong with my tranny and it's going to be replaced. I thought I'd switch it for a manual. Obviously i'd have to pay for the installation of a clutch, pedal, etc, but I'd like to know what else needs to be done so I can get an idea is this is feasable or not.
11-15-2000, 05:06 PM
I know that it is MUCH more involved than just a clutch pedal and some software. A whole new pedal box must be constructed. Todd has all but said he would never do the conversion again (it took quite some time). I'm positive a dealer would not pay for this.
11-16-2000, 02:28 AM
... just not in the Australian "smart = wiseass" sense of the word. It would be easier, cheaper, etc. to just trade for a manual car (plus you wouldn't have down-time on a car that might have longer than expected timelines for conversion or might be your only car...)
But there are always people looking for the next "project"...
11-16-2000, 12:22 PM
for the A/S8s where you can not get a manual in the states it is the only choice you have