I have two somewhat seperate questions about my 2000 c5 2.7t.
1) Its been a while since I've driven a manual, but I have just bought this car and noticed that the shifter jerks a bit, maybe a few millimeters, when I accelerate. Will this lead to a problem? Is it possible that the mounts need replaced? If so, is it possible to use mounts from a similar year Passat?
2) I am about to buy a paper manual for the car, although the only one that I can find is your Bentley. I've read some reviews that were good, though, none the less, said that it lacked in some of the more technical stuff, i.e., changing head gasket. I don't know if this is true, but I wanted to inquire about it? Would the dvd manual for my car allow me to rebuild the tranny or transfer case, or are there any that you supply that could?
The shifter movement is normal. If it bothers you, you can stiffen it up with an aftermarket drive line stabilizer that connects both left and right center body space-frame points to the transmission.
Also, the front engine "snub mount" is common to wear. You could get a new OEM one or and stiffer aftermarket one for around $50 - 100.
Both components are easy to install and bolt on.
I believe, ecstuning.com, and awetuning.com carry a selection.
A Bentley manual would absolutely give you procedures to do a head gasket. However, keep in mind that these are factory manuals so sometimes you have to figure out how to do something if you dont have the factory tools or equipment.
There is not information on rebuilding your transmission. Audi did not manufacture it nor are there replacement parts available to my knowledge. The ZF01E trans is a solid piece of work, and a **** of a time to figure out how to take apart with no manual. Change the "lifetime" fluid and if you ever put a performance clutch in, it is absolutely CRITICAL that the clutch diaphragm contact on the throw out bearing is metal. NOT OEM plastic. If not upgraded, this would slowly wear the plastic and not fully disengaging the clutch allowing all the sycros in the trans to wear out... leaving you unable to shift into any gear.
Also, you do not have a transfer case. You have a TorSen center differential.
The TorSen diff is located in the transmission at the rear, connected to the rear drive-shaft. Its a mechanical Torque Sensing (TorSen) power distributor to the front and rear axles.
The other type of center diffs from that time are viscous clutch. You normally find these in Subarus and other Asian AWD cars.