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Offline doberman19

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Intake manifold
« on: 14 July 2021, 18:42 »
Hi lads, I have recenley had the amber engine warning light appear on the dash of my mk6 gti.
I had it diagnosed as the inlet manifold sensor. I had the fault deleted but 24 hours later it re-appeared.
does anyone have a fix for this or will it be a new manifold. many thanks in advance.

Offline joe6

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Re: Intake manifold
« Reply #1 on: 14 July 2021, 21:47 »
Had this a while ago. Repeated fault delete several times but came back. There is a revised intake manifold from the original that I had to fit. No further problems for 5 years. The flaps in the manifold are supposed to adjust as the turbo boosts up  but can fail to operate. On the mk5 it was possible to repair but on the mk6 it is a sealed unit. Think you will have to replace the manifold. Worth looking about decarbing the inlet valves at the same time.
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Re: Intake manifold
« Reply #2 on: 14 July 2021, 22:49 »
Many thanks Joe, it confirms my worst fears, any idea how much the unit costs.

Offline Bluto

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Re: Intake manifold
« Reply #3 on: 15 July 2021, 00:42 »
When I had mine replaced in 2019 the manifold part itself was about £370 inc VAT.
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Offline joe6

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Re: Intake manifold
« Reply #4 on: 15 July 2021, 07:05 »
I think it was about 2 hours labour charges.
Mk6 GTI Carbon Grey, 2010 Bluetooth and voice fitted, a few VCDS mods still a comfortable family car. Red Scirocco 2011 twin charger stage 1 - enjoyable drive now gone.  White 2016 Polo GTI (roller skate on steroids) replaced with an Indium Grey 2019 7.5 GTI PP.

Offline Borbus

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Re: Intake manifold
« Reply #5 on: 15 July 2021, 22:58 »
I have heard of people importing the part from US (ridiculous that importing a part from US would be cheaper for a German car, but there you go).

https://www.shopdap.com/vw-2-0-t-intake-manifold-06j133201bd.html

You will have to pay import duty on top of shipping costs, though... so do your research and make sure it actually will be cheaper.
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Offline doberman19

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Re: Intake manifold
« Reply #6 on: 15 July 2021, 23:21 »
Thanks for that Borbus, I have just posted them an e-mail,

Offline doberman19

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Re: Intake manifold
« Reply #7 on: 14 August 2021, 18:45 »
High lads, I eventually purchased the OEM inlet manifold for my MK6 GTI from the USA, total cost was £276 VW Redditch wanted £480, I think you'll agree not a saving to be sniffed at, and thanks again for the heads-up from Borbus.

Offline Borbus

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Re: Intake manifold
« Reply #8 on: 15 August 2021, 11:02 »
Wow, yeah, that's quite a saving. I will be doing the same if/when my intake manifold needs replacing. I take it you had to pay import duty on the UK side?
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Offline doberman19

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Re: Intake manifold
« Reply #9 on: 16 August 2021, 14:07 »
Hi Borbus, the unit was $209, $85 shipping, and £59 import duty, total in GBP £276.