2000 Audi A6 Flywheel

Tiny
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  • 2000 AUDI A6
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  • AWD
  • MANUAL
  • 29,000 MILES
I just have a question for someone who has knowledge on the cranks and flywheels for the 2.7.

The engine went out in my 200 A6 2.7t 6 speed.
I bought a replacement 2.7t engine from a 2001 tipronic 5 Allroad.
My flywheel bolts do not reach the crank!
The tip5 flywheel is much thinner, its like its recessed and the starter lines up with it.
Although the 6speed Flywheel is about 1-2" thick and it is not recessed and does not match up with the starter.

I know that people have put the 6 speed in A6's that had tiptronic.

Do I just need the 6speed starter or swap the cranks or different flywheel or what?

Please help ASAP, thank you
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Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 AT 8:49 PM

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Tiny
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Hi Fearthisrc,

Thank you for the donation.

Manual and Auto/Tiptronic transmission uses different flywheels and since your vehicle is manual, you would have to transfer the flywheel from the original engine to the present one and use the original starter to solve the problem.

The bolts lengths are different as well so the original have to be used.
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Thursday, November 26th, 2009 AT 8:44 AM
Tiny
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The flex plate from the tiptronic is thin, the flywheel from my standard is to thick. The original flywheel is too thick. The pictures will explain more


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/439939_27_Fly_001_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/439939_27_Fly_002_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/439939_27_Fly_003_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/439939_27_Fly_004_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/439939_27_Fly_005_1.jpg

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Thursday, November 26th, 2009 AT 10:17 AM
Tiny
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I have not done any such replacements before so is not sure if the length of the crankshaft protruding part for both engines are different.

From your description, it seems the crankshaft is different for both engines.

From the picture, the manual flywheel does not seem to be seated fully and is too far out.

Under such circumstances, the crankshaft is the main problem and either it has to be replaced or machined to the correct lenght to be usable.
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Thursday, November 26th, 2009 AT 10:36 AM
Tiny
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Well if it is the crank length, is it possible to get the flywheel machined to fit? If that's not possible, I would like to keep the bottom end of the engine together and get that machined?
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Thursday, November 26th, 2009 AT 10:51 AM
Tiny
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YEEEAAAA! That last picture of the crank is not apart of the crank. It is a spacer about an 1" thick and I hit it with a mallet a couple times and it fell off! Everything bolts up fine now.

Future reference for any one getting an engine from a tiptronic going in a manual. There is a 1" circle block spacer that wieghts about 5lbs you need to pull off, and thats it. That spacer is in between the tiptronic flex plate and the engine block.

Thank you Audi Gear! Wheel safe
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Thursday, November 26th, 2009 AT 10:46 PM
Tiny
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Cheers,

Glad to know that you have resolved the problem.

At least it got a load off my mind as almost all engines of the same specs would normally have the same crankshaft and you need only reansfer the flywheel and clutch assy to resolve. Some requires replacement of starters while some are interchangeable.

Thank you for the input.
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Friday, November 27th, 2009 AT 12:10 AM

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