Hey guys. I’m currently about to purchase a 850 Awd in regent red (I think that’s the colour). I’m just wondering what I should look out for if there is anything. I have a 94 T5 so I’m pretty confident, just entirely unsure about the awd system. Also what kind of power figures can I expect to push through this awd system, and what’s the torque split? I’m guessing it’s front bias? Again I have no experience with the awd, only the fwd so any help is appreciated. If anyone could point me in the right direction for aftermarket parts for the awd that would be sweet.
I’m planning on around 400awhp and daily driven. Yes I know this will be a fairly substantial build but I have nothing but time. Thanks for any help👍🏾
I did a manual transmission swap and installed a quaife differential. Once I put the transmission back into the wagon I was unable to shift into 1st and 2nd gear but am able to get into 3rd, 4th, 5th and reverse. Prior to assembly of the transmission I checked the functioning of both of the two brackets. I've checked online for similar problems and the above thread is the closest description of my problem. I have discovered that the black bell curve shifting bracket works in all three positions but it is the other shifting bracket that is more likely the problem.
-I've switched the shifting linkage
-pulled the linkage cable into the car further and pushed the linkage cable into the engine compartment further
-replaced the bushings at the ends of the linkage
-attempted to manually put the transmission into 1st and its is in 3rd
-checked the the ball joint on the shifter inside the car, it is not broken
-had car idling for five minutes after driving in 3rd gear, still not able to go into 1st
-pushed down on shifter attempting to get it into first
-pumped the clutch a couple of times prior to shifting
-bled the slave cylinder to the point there is very little play in the clutch pedal
-looked for obstructions or interference in linkage, it was installed and fed behind the steering column
-the gear box was not damaged and gears, syncros, were physically in good condition
I don't think the linkage is the problem, I think it is something internal in the transmission particularly a problem with the shifting lever on the transmission that is vertical. I am able to go into reverse though.
Sadly I have to let go of my swap kit as I am moving and can't take it with me. I have a M56H that I pulled from a 1998 V70 with roughly 150K on it. I have the whole swap kit other than the clutch and the flywheel. It will include the transmission, all the hard lines, the pedal assembly, the shifter assembly, the shifter cables, and other related parts. SOLD. I am in Augusta GA. I will not ship but can travel a reasonable distance to meet with someone. I can get more pictures upon request.