b5 engine swap

Discussion in 'Audi and BMW Related' started by buffalo4404, May 21, 2016.

  1. buffalo4404

    buffalo4404 Active Member

    i found a 96 2.8 audi with a clean body and am considering swapping my 1.8t into it. I've read it's direct bolt on to the tranny but are the ecus interchangeable?
  2. lorge1989

    lorge1989 Posting- God

    You will need a harness and ECU. They are definitely not interchangeable.
  3. buffalo4404

    buffalo4404 Active Member

    yeah i guess i meant could i put the ECU from my 01 right into the 96 thanks for response @lorge1989
  4. lorge1989

    lorge1989 Posting- God

    It's really a question of if the harness will plug in. Since there were a lot of changes to the B5 chassis from 96 to 01 I would guess the harness will not plug right in. Also you will need to swap pedal cluster in as well because 01 was DBW. If you found a complete AEB that would have a much better chance of plugging in.
  5. A4 Deja vu

    A4 Deja vu Posting- God

    Yea it's more Work then is needed the 96 was a the 12v also I'm pretty sure there were many differences in the harness and like large said u would have to change the pedals and the dbc set up

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