Has anyone actually fitted an audi transaxle to an 4 cylinder Esprit?
The old audi 016 (Audi 5000) transaxle is a good and relatively strong transaxle. It has been used behind small block fords quite reliably in GT40 replicas (typically 350-400 hp/tq). I have installed limited slips in these boxes, changed the ratios, added strengthening plates, and various other tips and tricks for added durability, but the basic unmodified 016 is a good strong box for a four cylinder turbo Esprit.
The C35 citroen box in my '88 Esprit is making some noise - sounds like cwp whine. I would be interested in fitting an 016 transaxle instead of rebuilding the C35. Anybody know if an 016 has been fitted before? Have an adapter plate drawing?
No, it's not more cost effective.Hi, imho rebuilding the C 35 tranny with cyro treated ring and pinion, plus optional Quaife ATB is more cost effective and way easier than putting in an Audi transaxle.
Combination with cyro cwp and Quaife makes the box pretty strong and lasting.
The 01E or 0A3 were mated behind the V8's from the factory. The 01X and 012 were all 4 cylinder gas and diesel and 6 cyl gas only, the 6 cyl diesels got 01E's for the most part.Has anyone actually fitted an audi transaxle to an 4 cylinder Esprit?
Hi, I don't mean to be curt/short in my answer. Here's some of the data.....