1.8 TQS gearbox

Carl747

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Does the TQS have a special gearbox and what's the code ?

Also would you be able to swap the gearbox for a 6 speed out of a B6 1.8 Quattro ?

Thanks in advance
 

jbh

TDi lover
Im pretty sure this was discussed a while ago. not so much the gearbox code but doing a 6 speed conversion.
I dont think the B6 box can be used I think folk were using the 6 speed box from the s4 but they needed to change the rear diff and subframe.
has youre box died?
Kev ( aragorn ) is breaking a 1.8qts at present
@aragorn
 

Carl747

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No box is ok just a bit noisey in 1st gear pulling off and think it revs too high at 80mph
 

aragorn

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any 5 speed quattro box will fit, so long as you match the rear diff ratio. Our Avant has a 2.8quattro box in it.

The B6 6 speed has a final drive ratio which i'm sure doesnt exist on the B5 platform so that cant be used.

I used a S4 box on my TQS, which i'm breaking, but the box isnt well and needs a rebuild. Unfortunately its a common problem with S4 gearboxes.
 

jbh

TDi lover
so Kev. would a 1.8tqs box fit a 1.9tdi quattro?
both have the same final drive ratio and use the same diff.
just I know of another 1.9tdi quattro sitting with a knackered gearbox
 

aragorn

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Yes it would fit, but the gearing is much longer for the TDI engine.
 
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