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    Default Manual conversion, 406

    Pondering getting a 406 coupe, but the problem is that most of them are automatic and the automatics are rubbish. If I were to pick one up that needed the transmission taken care of, what is required to convert it to a manual transmission?

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    http://www.aussiefrogs.com/forum/sho...03#post1044403

    This may be a good starting point.

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    Default to convert

    You really need a manual car cause you need the rad, the looms, the console, gauges, engine management, pedal brackets, clutch hydraulics, and then some as well as the engine box, stauchions and even one mount , all different, regards Fisher. You leave the body management so that impact management still talks to it. Thats about it, to start anyway. Merging the looms is real fun.

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    Default Might have a compliance issue...

    Quote Originally Posted by Fish View Post
    You really need a manual car cause you need the rad, the looms, the console, gauges, engine management, pedal brackets, clutch hydraulics, and then some as well as the engine box, stauchions and even one mount , all different, regards Fisher. You leave the body management so that impact management still talks to it. Thats about it, to start anyway. Merging the looms is real fun.
    Merging the looms and not bollixing up compliance with ADRs reliant on performance of air bags and stability control would be a big problem- like one with the potential to void CTP insurance policy in a prang.

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    Wouldn't it be easier just to buy a manual coupe? There are five on Carsales at the moment.
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    Default depends which loom

    The body manage ecu and collision units are separate from engine and trans , the loom merg only happened where the auto ecu and loom removed and the start wiring had to be rewired as did the wiring that concerend several engine sensors that were in the auto loom but had to be fitted into the manual engine loom, wasn't too bad. We had it all set up but no go, would spin and not fire up, we realised the engine ecu that was with the auto system was still there, swapped over and has never missed a beat. the airbag system initiates and goes out as normal, havent hit anything hard enough to see if it works yet, guess that disapoints a few souls. Definately an improvment on the auto box which wasnt up to the job.

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