Last edited by Stromaluski; 05-30-2019 at 09:33 AM.
You should manual swap it
A buddy of mine in CA bought a D2 S8 for some ridiculously cheap price and manual swapped his using a B5 transmission. That was a really fun car to ride in. Not to shill but he is putting together swap kits (and maybe a knowledge base) to help others through the task. You can find @beater_garage if interested. If not, just enjoy your cool car
Congrats! This is one of my favourite big german sedans. I cannot believe they are already that old...
This is also something I would love to do with my daughters once they are old enough.
I wish you and your son many joyful moments with it!
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As for repair, I fully agree. Anything up to a B7 A4, C6 A6, or D3 A8 is pretty damn easy to work on and diagnose at this point. My biggest issue with Audi's is that the ones with "V" engines make things infinitely more complicated because they are all 90 degree blocks that take up tons of space. Meanwhile I have fixed almost everything on my 4 cyl B6 within a couple hours with simple hand tools.
Something to remember is also that so many parts are interchangeable on AUDI's, Like control arm kits.
A VAG com scan tool is a decent idea tool, and for $100 you can track down much more than you could with other methods.
As for the AC lineset and such, if you are a DIY guy, its really convenient to have and you can also use the vacuum pump to bleed brakes with a couple fab'd up tools.
So awesome to read through this thread and see the enjoyment you’re getting from the car. I remember i asked you if you would start a thread and you said maybe.. so glad you did. Was a pleasure to meet you and your son, my fiancée was beyond happy to have met him as well. Wish the weather was a little more welcoming, but maybe soon i’ll get down to see my friend Jill in Greenville and catch up with you guys again. That car is a hell of a machine, so much fun.
Thanks Jay for the kind words! Can’t wait to hopefully see you again at Eurobuilt this year. R32 is making progress! Especially happy to say i’ve got a few key parts for the turbo build already in hand
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Now: 2008 VW Passat 3.6 4motion Wagon, 2013 Fiat 500 Sport
Then: 1987 Volvo 745GLE, 1989 Volvo 740GL, 1994 Volvo 940T, 1995 Infiniti G20, 2000 VW Passat 1.8T, 2001 VW Jetta Wolfsburg Ed (x2), 2004 VW Golf TDI, 2006 Jetta TDI