I'm new to the forum but have found it very useful with lots of things I've been thinking about with my car.
I'm fairly happy with the way the car drives, (without the usual things of handbrakes seizing up!) despite it having done 282K! I've replaced the nozzles recently with T4 150bhp .216s and it goes fairly well while still giving 50+mpg.
I'm in the process of fitting cruise control to it, I'm hoping this is just a case of buying the stalk and then wiring it in to the ECU and 'telling the ECU' that it's now got cruise control... please correct me if I'm wrong!
The other thing I'm looking into is fitting a 6 speed gearbox to it.
The 5 speed is now a little tired, especially going into 1st from stationary and it generally doesn't want to shift cleanly. I'm looking at this as a possible time to upgrade and stick in a 6 speed gearbox from an A6 2.5TDi (AEL 5 cylinder). I have the gearbox codes and have plugged them into my gear calculator and it's all looking good. Having an extra gear which will drop the rpms down to 2150rpm @ 70mpg rather than 2500rpm should do good things for mpg.
Has anyone else done this? I think the gearbox has some of the shifter rods with it but not all and I don't have the shifter. Will it bolt in? do I need to make up mounts? with the CV joints match up etc etc?
Thanks in advance.