Are you saying that you can use the passenger side transmission bracket is the same for an auto and manual? If so, that is not correct. The auto is much wider than a manual and uses different brackets.Just look for a B5 or B5.5 gas V6 manual transmission, driver side transmission mount bracket and you will get the correct part number. The passenger side transmission mount bracket is the same as the one you already have with the automatic transmission. As for the rubber transmission mounts/pillows, they are the same as the automatic transmission you already have.
Do i need that platw between trany and engine?The 6 cyl tdi transmission will indeed bolt up to the 4 cyl tdi engine. The bolt pattern is the same at the 4 cyl 01E transmission.
If you need any more convincing that it will fit, I can send you pictures of the FRF 6 cyl 6 speed that has been in my car for the last 200k miles.
That's determined by your choice of clutch and flywheel, not by the engine/transmission. A 240mm clutch will typically need a spacer. An 01E very much prefers a DMF, rather than a SMF and spring clutch disc, which combined with a 240mm clutch means you need the spacer to prevent the clutch from running against the bellhousingDo i need that platw between trany and engine?
Thanks.....cause is hard to find a spacer......That's determined by your choice of clutch and flywheel, not by the engine/transmission. A 240mm clutch will typically need a spacer. An 01E very much prefers a DMF, rather than a SMF and spring clutch disc, which combined with a 240mm clutch means you need the spacer to prevent the clutch from running against the bellhousing
Hello, what did you end up doing with the turbo support? I finally got all the pieces together and we’re currently intalling a DQS with the 240 clutch into my 2004 Passat but the starter and the turbo support don’t like each other.Rear main seal was just starting to leak, so I replaced it:
Installing the clutch line. This was the worst part of the install, and you'll want to do this with the trans out. ELSA tells you to remove the brake booster. The lower torx bolt is a PITA. Some have been able to bend the line slightly to get it to fit. I didn't want to force it through, so I loosed the booster and pulled it forward an inch. Un-thread the bolts almost all the way - they are pretty long. Clutch line position from underneath:
I reused all the original grommets, just poked a hole in them for the lines to go through.
New dowel pins: (old one in the pic for comparison)
Side by side comparison for size (I can actually pickup the 6 speed by myself!):
Old starter and new starter (now go sell yours to someone else!):
You will have to remove the turbo support bracket. I am looking into finding a different one that fits, or fabricating something. I also had to unbolt the a/c compressor to get the starter in. Yes - it's that big...
Fits like a glove:
They left an access hole in the driver's side mount to tighten the bolt....
Made a new one mounted on top off the engine mountHello, what did you end up doing with the turbo support? I finally got all the pieces together and we’re currently intalling a DQS with the 240 clutch into my 2004 Passat but the starter and the turbo support don’t like each other.
Need help with that tune let me know.Hi, we took the advice of leavin it off. Project is just about complete. It’s drivable, needs the tune. It took a long time getting all the pieces for the conversion. The list in this thread is not complete but very, very helpful I had a bunch of questions but got it figured.
I only made two screw-ups. One was getting the wrong timing kit for the AVF, as it was from an 2002 Audi and the tensioner was the old style and the other was the wrong clutch stainless braided hose.
My car is a 04 Passat wagon tdi with a toasted auto trans, got it for $700. Brought in an AVF motor (200k Kms) from UK which has the manual crank, no pilot bearing worries. Also, no balance shaft crap. the gearbox from Germany is a rebuild DQS 6 speed and hooked up to a 240 clutch.
All the other bits came from eBay, Poland and other former eastern block countrys, very reasonable prices and before COVID hit, shipping costs to Canada were reasonable. Completely insane shipping costs now.
I need to thank my friend Peter, the Mechanical genius that put the bits and pieces together into my car, I helped but most likely made more work for my buddy. also, the many members here that provided their expertise answering my very many questions, Thank you all.