PSA multiplex and deleting an autobox
A hypothetical - removing the AL4 auto from a late Xsara and bolting in a manual. Two main questions - what gearbox to use, and can it done without bricking the electrics... No such think as an EW10 multiplex manual xsara is Oz - it's a PSA parts bin mix and match job.
My Xsara is a Pug 307/306 hybrid essentially. 307/206gti/407 EW10 engine in a 306 platform.
Am assuming I'd be wanting a 307 gearbox, but maybe a 206gti one would be better ratio wise. The Xsara runs 195/55-15 tyres, so need to think rolling diameter.
Do these boxes run the same gear linkage arrangements as older ones? Ie will it mate to the Xsara VTS gear linkages I'll be using?
Whats the track of a 307 I wonder? Need to think driveshaft sources...
But the real kicker is what happens to the engine ECU and the BSI module when I delete the auto and it's ECU...
Ponderings and semi useful contributions greatfully received