In temporary moments of insanity, I am contemplating the above swap on the missus '98 B5 Avant. Can anyone tell me any specific pitfalls during such a conversion? Just looking at stock for stock right now..
Without knowing the specifics, i've assumed the following as changing :-
ECU (immobilisor issues?)
Loom (how much of it?)
Clutch (assume the gearbox will be ok)
Usually I wouldn't bother with all the OEM stuff, i'd just build an engine and map it on aftermarket management, but I can a cheap, quick and easy swap. The logical thing to do would be sell/trade it for another more suitable vehicle, but she's suggested she wouldn't want another a4 avant, and i'd like to keep it in the house. There's also been a fair bit of money ploughed into this one and I don't want to get involved in swapping suspension/brakes/ICE etc.
Particularly interested in hearing from folks who have done the conversion. Thanks in advance for any useful advice