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    Thread: Automatic to Manual transmission conversion?

    1. Member Das Auto1.8T's Avatar
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      04-08-2012 12:30 AM #1
      Just an idea I was thinking about. Was just seeing if anyone has done it or has any opinions on it?

      Any feedback would be great!
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      04-08-2012 12:54 AM #2
      It's been done (and written up) several times. It's a lot of work; you have to replace more parts and do more wiring than you'd think. For example, most model years will need a new ECU, and the crankshaft is different on engines intended for a manual transmission. Unless you're a reasonable facsimile of an expert mechanic, it's probably easier to get a different Passat.

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      04-08-2012 01:08 AM #3
      Yeah forsure I hear ya, I was doing some reading on it. I would just get a manual. But the amount of money i've put into repair and maintenance, would then be pointless.

      Was just something I was thinking about. I couldnt find a write up on a b5. would be a fun project though!

      In the meantime, my next mod will be a turbo back exhaust and apr stage 2 or would it be ok to go high flow cat>apr stage 2>save a little, then get the turbo back exhaust
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      04-08-2012 03:00 PM #4
      hmmm, I was hoping to find a full write up on this. I will be doing a 5 speed swap on my daily pretty soon
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      04-08-2012 06:46 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Volk14 View Post
      hmmm, I was hoping to find a full write up on this. I will be doing a 5 speed swap on my daily pretty soon
      Poke around over at PassatWorld. I'm sure I've seen at least one write-up over there.

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      04-08-2012 10:38 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by scotts13 View Post
      Poke around over at PassatWorld. I'm sure I've seen at least one write-up over there.
      Thanks, I'll look it up. I have a link from audizine but never hurts to have a little more info.
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      04-08-2012 10:58 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Volk14 View Post
      never hurts to have a little more info.
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      04-09-2012 12:45 PM #8
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