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Thread: Audi 016 behind a 3.4 DOHC V6

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    Audi 016 behind a 3.4 DOHC V6

    I finally located an Audi 016 trans locally for $600. I think that is a pretty fair price for up here in Canada and the fellow will give me the shafts with it so I can make the custom shafts I will need. I don't have the mileage of it though. I was looking for the 01x but they are few and far between up here. I located an 01x through one of the online parts searches in the States but it was way over on the east coast so I would imagine shipping will put it way past the $600 mark I have available to me here. I think the 016 will work fine for my application in the Countach.

    I plan to put the 3.4 and 016 into the Countach build I have waiting for the 308 to be done.

    I already looked through Jim Dinner's pages for strengthening the rear of the box but is there anything else that I should do to the trans to make sure it doesn't grenade? The 3.4 only has 215 hp and about 250ish ftlbs torque so I should be OK?? I don't plan on dropping the clutch and stomping the gas in this car but I am sure I will do some spirited shifting.....

    I see the 016 is behind the V12 in Jim's car and looks like Jets is doing the same plus I have seen lots behind the V8's on GT40's forum....

    Also, I know about Kennedy Engineering and I have talked to txbuilder here on the forum also does adapters. Any info on either of these or other options I have out there?

    Thoughts anyone?

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    Don
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    The transmission will hold up fine as long as you don't drop the clutch. It's been working great behind the V12 all year.
    The order of failure was this;
    1) Cast iron rear case at pinion bearing - plate stopped this
    2) Drive axles - I had to go to 1350 shafts on the red car. The yellow car has stock BMW 750 axles - No problems now
    3) Differential spider gears - If driven normally this os no problem.

    I have not had a spider gear break since I saw someone try to get rubber in second gear.
    If I had a spider gear break again I was going to try to weld the differential solid to see how it perform as a test.

    Here is what happened when a clutch was dropped AFTER the rear plate was installed.


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    Thanks Jim;

    Is the price reasonable for up here? I located it at a local audi/vw parts place. I don't have the mileage on it though so hopefully it is not too well worn. I am also looking for an 01X as it wi be newer of course but also 6 speed. Trans in hand is better than a possible down the road though.....

    BTW. Nice job on the axles......

    Happy New Year everyone.

    Cheers
    Don
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    The price is very reasonable since they are so hard to find. I have been looking everywhere for a spare with no luck.
    For the record, I did not bend the axle. The car was a rental for a year.

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    Thanks Jim;

    I guess I will go low ball the guy just to set the mood...... and then probably give him the $600. Maybe I can get it for $500 if I bat my eyes at him....

    Thanks again
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