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Thread: Does LHD tranny fits RHD ??

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    Does LHD tranny fits RHD ??

    Hi guys, my 1.8T's tranny is dead. Was wondering if I could buy a manual transmission from USA/Can and fix it to my A4 B5 1.8T (originally Automatic). Rebuilding the my current tranny costs around $2500 USD, buying a manual from Ebay (USA) costs around $500 to $800, perhaps after freight charges and tax rates (43% import tax from my country) it would end up around $1500USD.

    Problem is, does a Left Hand Drive Manual Gearbox fits a Right Hand Drive ? Don't forget A4s are longitudinally mounted. I'm in a serious dilemma here.
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    I think that you would need another ECU as well if you're going from auto to manual (or the other way around). You can't just swap them IIRC.

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    If it does fit, remember that 1st is on the other side.
    I'm dropping out to create a company that starts with motorcycles, then cars, and forty years later signs a legendary Brazilian driver who has a public and expensive feud with his French teammate.

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    I didn't know transvestite clothes were left or right handed

    Buying second hand gearboxes "blind" is a bad idea.
    There are often changes during manufacture and you may end up with an incompatible 'box.
    "A woman without curves is like a road without bends, you might get to your destination quicker but the ride is boring as hell'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matra et Alpine
    I didn't know transvestite clothes were left or right handed

    Buying second hand gearboxes "blind" is a bad idea.
    There are often changes during manufacture and you may end up with an incompatible 'box.
    i was thinking of making the same joke but i thought i'd get called a pervert.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jediali
    i was thinking of making the same joke but i thought i'd get called a pervert.
    It's OK I'm already on record
    "A woman without curves is like a road without bends, you might get to your destination quicker but the ride is boring as hell'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matra et Alpine
    It's OK I'm already on record
    plus you have the respekt! I think tranny is a very ned-relataed term up here anyway. no serious engineer would call it that here.
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    So?? the verdict would be "not recommended" ??
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