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ridelikeme
11-20-2006, 01:10 PM
So i ordrered a new engine for my car so i can sell it. They sent me a 2.8 30V rather than a 2.8 12V. the shop is going to send it back, but i was wondering how hard it would be to swap the 12 for the 30. what would be needed for the swap? electronics wise and everything

MultiAudis
11-20-2006, 01:13 PM
interesting mistake... sorry i cant help you re: 2.8 anything... are you asking b/c you are considering keeping it? is there a price difference?

ridelikeme
11-20-2006, 01:14 PM
yes i am considering keeping it now.. if its the 30v i might just supercharge it.. im sure they would not charge me more for the clip, its just gonna be the labour... any help would be appreciated guys..

MultiAudis
11-20-2006, 01:16 PM
supercharged 2.8s are badass and few and far between. If it is easy enough to do, I'd agree with you and say go for it!

maxspeed
11-20-2006, 01:17 PM
definatley keep the 30v [up]

dont take my word for it, but wouldnt the only major difference be the ecu/head ?

ridelikeme
11-20-2006, 01:18 PM
i know it all sounds great but guys what would the differences be in the wiring and such? the shop does not want to do a huge swap if there are problems.. i need the help of an audi guru for sure.. has this been done before?

ridelikeme
11-20-2006, 01:39 PM
nm.. close this thread.. the ****ing shop wont do it.. im gonna kill myself if i have to drive this pontiac grand am for any longer

i cant wait to get my new A4/S4 in spring

xr4tic
11-20-2006, 01:59 PM
If you wanted to go the SC route, you would need the entire 30V ECU and harness and all related sensors. If you're lucky, it will plug into the existing plugs for the other systems (Central convenience, Instrument Cluster, trans control for autos, etc, etc)

You would also have to find out if things like A/C and Cooling System will not be affected.

You're better off starting with a front clip and engine from a wreck that will have everything you need, rather then a brand new 30V

ridelikeme
11-20-2006, 02:04 PM
i figured.. but i decided against it. im buying a new car in spring anyways so this is going to cause me nothing but headaches

MultiAudis
11-20-2006, 04:03 PM
well good luck on your upcoming car purchase then!

smoothie
11-20-2006, 04:47 PM
i've thought about this 30V swap but figure you might as well do a s4 swap...?

good luck with your next car man