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phatjames167
11-06-2014, 05:31 AM
I had an 01 a4 1.8t quattro that I regret selling and after almost a year I want to get back into one but some of the requirments are an avant, 1.8t motor, and manual transmission. I would like for it to be black but I'm already being pretty picky I guess.

I found almost everything but the motor. It' a black avant MT with white S4 seats but it's the 2.8. I've done some searching and found most people say for a 1.8t swap I need a new clutch, fly wheel, and wiring harness. Is that accurate or will I need more?

I figure I could get the avant and a $500-$1000 parts 1.8t sedan and swap them but will it be worth it?

GrapeBandit
11-06-2014, 05:41 AM
unless you plan on going BT, you would want the trans from the 1.8t. also the axles as they are different. just wait until you find a 1.8t avant so you dont have to swap

phatjames167
11-06-2014, 05:59 AM
MT facelifted (forgot to put that as a requirment) avants or facelifted avants in general are so hard to come by at a decent price in my area and I hate having to travel more than two to three hours for a car. The one I'm looking at is about 2 hours away but we'll also be in the area visiting family.

phatjames167
11-06-2014, 06:15 AM
Axels also aren't a big deal and I also saw I could use the OG trans or swap it out based on BT or not. I'll probablly have 8k-10k to play with. It will give me what I need to get the car, a donor car if needed, get any mechanical issues right, and any upgrades I might want to do and then have some left over for future repairs.

I'd like to be around 200hp at the wheel. It's really just going to be a used for spirited driving to and from work and anywhere else I go. I'm not planning to track it or go out looking for kids to race.

clumsyme
11-06-2014, 07:36 AM
Haha I would trade you, I have a 1.8t manual avant

phatjames167
11-06-2014, 07:42 AM
Haha I would trade you, I have a 1.8t manual avant

of course you do. you're in California. Everything I see for sale is in California, haha.

biketsai
11-06-2014, 07:43 AM
Sounds like a complete waste of time especially since you have not even purchased the car yet!

phatjames167
11-06-2014, 08:01 AM
Sounds like a complete waste of time especially since you have not even purchased the car yet!

What's a waste? You took the time and money to build your car, how it different and I'm trying to get some clarity before puchasing the vehicle and making a mistake.

clumsyme
11-06-2014, 08:20 AM
of course you do. you're in California. Everything I see for sale is in California, haha.

Yea except for old audis. They dont exist in socal.

GrapeBandit
11-06-2014, 08:23 AM
Sounds like a complete waste of time especially since you have not even purchased the car yet!
lol..for real...

also, 8-10k you can pick up a b5 s4 manual avant.

idk what it is about ppl and their avants. the b5 avant is by far the ugliest avant in the audi lineup. rear end looks like shit, mainly because of those big doofy ridiculous looking tail lights. do not ever want avant, you guys can keep them lol

phatjames167
11-06-2014, 08:27 AM
lol..for real...

also, 8-10k you can pick up a b5 s4 manual avant.

idk what it is about ppl and their avants. the b5 avant is by far the ugliest avant in the audi lineup. rear end looks like shit, mainly because of those big doofy ridiculous looking tail lights. do not ever want avant, you guys can keep them lol

I'm not looking for an s4 to buy and fix up formore than the price I've already established and an S4 would be over kill for what I need.

GrapeBandit
11-06-2014, 08:32 AM
I'm not looking for an s4 to buy and fix up formore than the price I've already established and an S4 would be over kill for what I need.
I hear that. theres a hibuscus avant with teracotta interior with auto trans near me...would be perfect candidate for a manual swap. I thought about buying it and swaping in manual trans and selling it to some sucker who likes avants or terracotta interior. IMO both ugly(avant and terracotta), but ppl some ppl make a big deal about it...lol

phatjames167
11-06-2014, 10:34 AM
I hear that. theres a hibuscus avant with teracotta interior with auto trans near me...would be perfect candidate for a manual swap. I thought about buying it and swaping in manual trans and selling it to some sucker who likes avants or terracotta interior. IMO both ugly(avant and terracotta), but ppl some ppl make a big deal about it...lol

I could live with hibuscus but I don't care for the teracotta.

un1ko
11-06-2014, 10:49 AM
What year is the Avant?

It makes a difference with the swap.

phatjames167
11-06-2014, 11:02 AM
What year is the Avant?

It makes a difference with the swap.

It's a 2000 avant, I was thinking a AWM engine would work.

un1ko
11-07-2014, 06:49 AM
It's a 2000 avant, I was thinking a AWM engine would work.

ATW or AWM will work. I have an AEB engine with an ATW oil pan for the oil sensor, using an AWM wiring harness on my 2001 S4. I should call my car Frankenstein. Lol!

MPOW33R
11-07-2014, 03:51 PM
For what its worth im selling mine its damn clean and Onyx

Here is my Audizine Classified I dont mind shipping it off either, ive done it
before its not too much hassle.

http://www.audizine.com/classifieds/showproduct.php?product=110107&title=2001-5-audi-a4-avant-quattrooverhauledtasteful-performance-mods&cat=64

GrapeBandit
11-07-2014, 03:55 PM
For what its worth im selling mine its damn clean and Onyx

Here is my Audizine Classified I dont mind shipping it off either, ive done it
before its not too much hassle.

http://www.audizine.com/classifieds/showproduct.php?product=110107&title=2001-5-audi-a4-avant-quattrooverhauledtasteful-performance-mods&cat=64

im sure he do3snt want automatik. lol...automatic 4 cylinders suck balls, especially audi 1.8t's in automatik. probably the reason ylu are offing it[headbang]

MPOW33R
11-07-2014, 03:58 PM
LOL - to each their own, if hes handy he can manual swap it and be done
and save a ton, its hands down the cleanest ive seen for sale , sounds bias but youre welcome to
come take a look and prove me wrong =)

Bought for my wife because she loved my Celebration but couldnt get used to manual sold it [headbang],
Waited 6 months to find one this clean and it paid off.

phatjames167
11-07-2014, 04:05 PM
I'm really not looking to do a transmission swap, at least not now. Probably just going to hold out for a manual 1.8t even if it takes a while.

MPOW33R
11-07-2014, 04:11 PM
Awesome man best of luck !!

phatjames167
11-07-2014, 04:21 PM
Awesome man best of luck !!

Thanks, I just wish my area was a little more robust with what I'm looking for. I hate having to travel more than three hours.

B5nDisciple
11-07-2014, 05:26 PM
Thanks, I just wish my area was a little more robust with what I'm looking for. I hate having to travel more than three hours.
Just be patient and something will pop up. I waited for around 6 months for something to show up in the Phoenix area. I drove up from Tucson (2 hours) and bought it 4 hours after it was posted on craigslist.

phatjames167
11-12-2014, 06:29 PM
Looks like it didn't take long. I found a Black on black A4 MT only it's not a B5. I picked up a B7 2.0t 6MT about two and half ours away.

Audifurdasleben
11-13-2014, 09:20 AM
oh nice congrats. Now ditch the 2.0 for a 2.7t [drive] hehehe