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How many gears in a 1.9 Tdi (130)?

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by Issac Hunt, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. Issac Hunt
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    [Jul 20, 2007]
    looking at a B6 A4, 03/53 reg. Some seem to be advertised with 5 speed and some with 6. Anyone know when the change was made from 5 to 6? I am looking at non-quattro version if that makes any difference?

    Many Thanks....
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    I think it was around 2004.
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    Mines a 53 plate and got a 6 speed box
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    [Jul 21, 2007]
    Mines an 04 and has 6
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    It is 6 speed if it is the sport model. that also comes with electric lumber support. I have a 01 5 speed but my brother from another mother has a 03 with 6 speed. If its 6 speed its a 130 Sport. You can get 5 speed in the 03 also.
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    I don't think trim level makes any difference. They changed to 6 speed when the engine went from 210lbft to 228lbft as I believe the 5 speed couldn't handle the extra torque.
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    [Jul 21, 2007]
    There are plenty of 5 speed remapped 130's with loads more torque than that.
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    [Jul 22, 2007]
    What does that prove? For all you know, those gearboxes lives may be significantly shortened by the remap.
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    I doubt it somehow, tolerances are quite huge in these kind of things. Mines an 03 and 5-speed by the way.

    Personally I think they changed it to keep up with competition!
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    [Jul 23, 2007]
    It proves that the gearboxes can handle loads more torque than 228lbft.Do a search to see how many gearboxes have packed in after a remap.:think:

    The ratios are closer on a 6 speed box making it feel abit livelier and possibly more economical.
    Also as Nelson 15 said keeping up with the competition.
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    Do you actually think that Audi would put a gearbox in any car that was within 18lbft of its maximum tolerance???
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    There ya go. :readit:
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    No, of course not but I believe the max torque that the 6-speed can handle is quite a bit higher than the 5-speed.

    however looking at it another way, I doubt Audi would put a 'box in that could handle say 50% more torque than was being produced. I might expect the 'box to be able to handle say 25% more without problems
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    mines a 2002 with a 6 speed box
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    Mines a 2001 Sport, i have 5gears!
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    02 sport 5 gears, IIRC wierd thing is according to parkers the mpg is worse for the 6 speed!
    I never feel like i'm lacking a gear, there's enough town shifting as it is.

    chas
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    [Sep 30, 2007]
    My 52-plate std trim Quattro was 6-spd, as is my 53-plate Sport.
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    52 plate 03 registered 6 speed :eyebrows:
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    52plate with 5 speed :(
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    52 Plate TDI Quattro Sport 6 speed!
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    [Oct 10, 2007]
    my old car was an 04 plate 1.9 tdi quattro sport with 6 speed
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    [Oct 10, 2007]
    So, are we concluding that a 6-speed box was an optional extra on certain models, in certain years?
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    All the quattro's were 6 speed then I think they uplifted the 2WD's at around late 02. Don't think it was ever available as an option. They did the same with the A3 1.8TQ, I think they call it a midlife kicker.
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