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C5 RS6 gearbox swap guide?

fourcircle Apr 25, 2017

  1. fourcircle

    fourcircle nj

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    Afternoon.
    I'm looking for any threads that show a C5 RS6 auto gearbox swap. There's a car for sale that seems nice, other than that the auto box won't go up past 3rd. I've re-shelled an S2, broken quite a few cars for parts and fixed, swapped and modded more than I can remember. But I'm wondering how bad this would be on a scale of 'horrible' to 'ohjesuswhydidIstartthisIshouldhavejustboughtafriggincorsa'?
    I've been searching but can't find much. It does require a gearbox swap right?
    I see there's also an option for a manual RS4 box conversion for the truly hardcore.
    cheers
    nj
     
  2. Hairless wonder

    Hairless wonder New Member

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    I'm in the same predicament with my s6. Won't engage 1st or 2nd gear.
     
  3. fourcircle

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    I ended up backing out of the purchase because it was looking bloody expensive to buy a decent reconditioned gearbox. By all accounts it's fairly common and most of the RS6s I found being broken on ebay were for that very reason. I wouldn't break a decent car over the problem but I was hearing prices of £500 + fitting.
     
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  4. Nollywood

    Nollywood B6 420-TS Avant Team Votex Team V8 Audi RS6 Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro Manual

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    And you really think £500 + fitting is unreasonable?
     
  5. fourcircle

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    I didn't say unreasonable. I said expensive.

    The cost of the car, plus the reconditioned gearbox, plus transport, plus fitting, plus getting the car to Finland (where I live) and then paying the crazy Finnish import tax.. all would have meant the total purchase price was very expensive. I didn't suggest that the actual part and fitting costs were unreasonable though.
     

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