AUDI / VW 1.8T AND 2.0T BILLET INTAKE MANIFOLD LINKAGE ARMS
AUDI / VW 1.8T AND 2.0T BILLET INTAKE MANIFOLD LINKAGE ARMS – 1 pcs – $69.90
Vanos-BMW.com has now released these billet aluminum intake manifold linkage arms for the VW/Audi 1.8T and 2.0T engines!.
Ours are Guaranteed for Life! – Would VW / Audi say that about theirs ??!
This Vanos-BMW.com billet linkage arm replaces the plastic intake manifold linkage arm found on p/n 06J-133-201-AS (06J133201AS) manifold, as well as manifold part numbers 06J-133-201-AL, 06J-133-201-G, 06J-133-201-BD (06J133201AL, 06J133201G, 06J133201BD).
As you already know if you are reading this, the OEM linkage arm is made from cheap plastic and becomes very brittle in the engine heat. The linkage arm socket often pops off of the ball on the manifold, rendering the variable intake manifold useless. This in turn causes a check engine light to illuminate as well as poor driveability, reduced power, and reduced fuel economy. Of course VW/Audi will not sell you *JUST* this part, you have to buy an entire new intake manifold to replace the cheap plastic linkage arm (with another cheap plastic linkage arm). While the manifold is pricey, the installation of the manifold and the entire manifold gasket set is where it will really cost you – most dealers and shops charge about $1,200 to remove/replace the intake manifold!
We think having to pay over $1,200 to replace a poorly designed plastic part on your intake manifold is ridiculous (and that’s putting it nicely). Vanos-BMW.com is now producing these linkage arms the way VW/Audi should have: from a solid chunk of 6061-T651 Aircraft Grade Aluminumon a 4 axis CNC milling center. Ours come with a special Delrin insert installed into the machined socket to precisely mate with the ball on the intake manifold. This provides excellent lubrication and unmatched strength. Did we mention Ours are Guaranteed for Life!
This part can be installed with the manifold on the engine. Unclip the 2 actuator halves and remove the long spring and rubber diaphragm within the actuator. Unclip the useless plastic linkage arm from the manifold ball (if it hasn’t done that on its own already). Reinstall the rubber diaphragm onto our billet link arm, slide it thru the actuator, then firmly snap it onto the ball. Replace the spring and snap the actuator halves together. This should take 10 minutes, and you can do this yourself – no need for $1,000 in labor to replace a whole manifold!
You asked us for it and we listened. Another great billet replacement part to rid your VW/Audi of the weak plastic parts!
Volkswagen : Beetle, EOS, CC, Golf and Jetta V and VI, Passat B6, and Tiguan 1 and 2 with the 1.8T or 2.0T engine w/ intake manifold p/n 06J-133-201-AS (06J133201AS), as well as manifold part numbers 06J-133-201-AL, 06J-133-201-G, 06J-133-201-BD (06J133201AL, 06J133201G, 06J133201BD).
Audi : A3, TT, TT Coupe, TT Roadster 2007-2012 with the 1.8T or 2.0T engine w/ intake manifold p/n 06J-133-201-AS (06J133201AS), as well as manifold part numbers 06J-133-201-AL, 06J-133-201-G, 06J-133-201-BD (06J133201AL, 06J133201G, 06J133201BD).