Absolutely interested! Any chance you'd write it up and post it here for all interested parties?Just letting everyone know I just finished a 6speed manual swap in my 2007 3.6 4motion passat wagon. Hit me up if your interested to learn more about the process
I'll be 100% honest I'm still working out some bugs with the car. The car sat for a year due to a bad trans until I was able to get around to doing the trans swap. As of right now I have a parking brake fault, abs light (due to parking brake fault I believe) and an airbag light (bad sensor under the passenger seat) but the car is now my daily driver and is a blast to drive!! ?
Here is a complete parts list
-2004 r32 transmission
-2004 r32 flywheel and clutch
-2004 r32 starter
-mk5 gti shifter box and cables
-b6 passat 6 speed shift knob and boot
-mk5 clutch pedal and master
-clutch line (I used a braided universal line)
-mk5 brake pedal (only need the pedal itself, not the bracket)
- (2) b6 passat 2.0 manual LF axles...
i made an axle spacer so I can use the same axle on both sides because I had trouble locating a RF axle to fit. I think a 2012 R axle will work but I could not verify a length and they cost $450. But the spacer was the cheaper route and makes buying a replacement axle easy and cheap.
The ecu will need to be sent somewhere to have the automatic parts of it erased and the immo deleted. And then it will need coded for the manual trans via VCDS.
The factory cluster can stay and recoded for a manual trans as well.
You will have to make a custum transmission mount for the drivers side.
And I had to run a couple wires to run the starter which was very simple to do. I'll add some pics as I get time.
That’s actually the combo I figured I’d run. I haven’t seen anyone mention it but wouldn’t it make sense to swap out the rear diff to keep the rations the same?Just so everyone's aware, you can also use the manual trans, trans mount, shift box, and axles out of a 2008 Audi TT 3.2.
I’ve never done it. If my automatic transmission blew up tomorrow I’d do it in a heartbeat. I have a manual 3.6 corrado and while I have some rev hang it is still worth it and I’ve learned to not let that rev hang dampen the experience.Did you ever wind up starting this swap? I'm looking into it again and was wondering who else had feedback on the re-coding efforts and general driveability of the car.