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Old 06-02-2005, 03:34 PM   #1
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Hey I just installed my first new ZO6 clutch in about 7-8 hours. Its not as bad as everyone makes it out to be. Me and my buddy installed it over the weekend and everything went smoothly. So when we do his A4 to M12 swap I think it want be hard at all. I thank Dope for his detailed directions on how to install the clutch.
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Great ...did you use a lift or do it on the floor..I watched when the GM mechanic replaced mine don't think I could do it in 8 hrs you guys are great
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yea I did it off the floor. 2 floor jacks and 10 jack stands. yea 10 cause I dont want that car following on me, plus about to have a baby boy in about 3 weeks!
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Re: New clutch installed

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Hey I just installed my first new ZO6 clutch in about 7-8 hours.
That is kick ass time without a lift and tranny jack. Great job.

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So when we do his A4 to M12 swap I think it want be hard at all.
Just keep in mind that there are more considerations than the mechanical ones when converting an A4 car to manual. There's the pedal cluster, the shifter, and the hydraulic system.

If I remember right, automatic cars have a different rear coupler on the torque tube, so a new torque tube may be in order.... Check me on that one, because I'm not positive, but I believe they are different.

There's also some editing that needs to be done in the PCM to make the car forget that it has an automatic, and th wiring harness to the tranny will have to be changed out...

Oh, and the lowest rear gear on any stock auto is 3.15, so expect a differential change for your buddy, as well....

Be sure to document that little swap. I'm sure that by the time it's done, your bud will be wishing he had just sold his auto car and bought a six-speed....
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I know it, its going to be pretty tuff. He has a whole new harness and a 4:10 with harden shafts. His pretty smart, but I mention the PCM tune to him. Thanks for the commplimants and the input on the swap. Im going to try to document it as close as I can.
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