I suppose you could obtain a 6-speed TDI transmission from Europe, and put it in a North American A4-chassis vehicle. It should - *should* - theoretically drop right in. Won't be cheap, though.
Gotta get the TDI 6-speed, though - not the gasoline engine 6-speed. The internal gearing of the gasoline engine 6-speed is all wrong for the diesel.
'96 Passat TDI mit UPsolute
Exactly how much would "not cheap" be? If this could be done for less than, say $1500, then I might be willing to forgo the A/T on my next TDI purchase. I expect one would also need a new clutch and flywheel?
quote:[HR][/HR]If this could be done for less than, say $1500, then I might be willing to forgo the A/T on my next TDI purchase
Now wait a minute! Stop the presses! This from you who recently engaged me in an extended debate about how the TDI "didn't need a lot of gears"?
Just razzing you...
rsbaker, I am disappointed in you. It took you almost 12 hrs to come up with that response. Anyway, I also sense that brbarian is doing an about face.
quote:[HR][/HR]Anyway, I also sense that brbarian is doing an about face.
Nah... I stand by my previous posts. I still won't consider the 5-speed for purchase, unless it can be easily replaced. The A/T is better than the 5-speed in several ways, but the 6-speed changes the balance in this argument. And it's not just beacuse it has more gears! Bring on a good 6-speed, and I'll buy...
How is this inconsistent with anything I've posted in the past??
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