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    Swirl Flap repair kits

    If by chance you need one dont pay over the odds on ebay they are only £9.26 from the dealers

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    I picked up the repair kit for both sides for £18 from VW, and it does the job no more engine management light since I fitted it.

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    Wow, I was dreading coming across this issue as I thought it may be a really expensive fix. How easy/hard of a job is it to do? Do the manifolds require removal or can this be done in situ? Are the arms for the actuator easily accessible at all?

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    The passenger side can be done with the manifold in place. The drivers side is a different story there is a clip that is fitted on the bottom of the arm which is impossible to remove/clip back without taking the manifold off.
    The swirl flap motor has to come off, the plastic air intake on top of the engine has to come off, couple of the metal fuel lines need moving then intake manifold comes off and it literally takes seconds to replace the parts.
    It took me about 2 hours or so to do it, a mechanic would probably do it in half that time.

    The arms can be done with everything in place, but I tried just changing the arms only at first and the engine management light came back on. The most wear when I took it apart was on the actual plastic shaft that sits in the manifold and drives the flaps.
    Once I replaced all the parts the management light has not been back on, its been about 2 months since.

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    Hi - so how much in total were the parts you needed - did they all come in the repair kit (i.e the plastic shaft which I presumed you also replaced) ?

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    The repair kit comes with everything you need, a new arm, new plastic shaft and metal clip, it works out around £9, to do both sides you will need two kits.
    I did replace the plastic shaft.

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    I assume they don't NEED changing in pairs but it is just good practise? I'm guessing one side will fail before the other right?

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    I replaced both sides as a precautionary measure as they were so cheap. When the car was originally plugged into diagnostics the error was showing only for one bank.

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    What side is Bank 2? Is that the easy to replace side, or the hard to replace side?!

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    Bank 2 is the passenger side bank which is just in front of the turbo. That is the easier side to replace.

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    Cheers Emmo.

    I just phoned my local Audi, none in stock and a 4-week wait. Another dealer about an hours drive away had 60 in stock but can't or won't post them. Looks like eBay for me then!

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    Have you tried a local VW dealer? I got mine from a VW dealer, they didnt have any in stock but ordered for next morning.
    The ones on ebay are one repair kit for around £20, whereas if you get it from the dealer you will get both sides for less.

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    Yeah I asked my local, but they say they are on back-order and won't get them till late Aug.
    I'm only replacing 1 side so don't mind paying a few quid extra from ebay to get it soon or save an hours drive.

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    Try and a find a Trade Parts Specialist (TPS) local to you. We have one in Leicester where the VW showroom is. Used them for all my genuine parts for my VW and now for my Audi too.

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    Hi peeps ...

    Thought I'd add some visual media to thread ...

    Item 1 in kit is the swirl flap link arm, item 2 swirl flap follower, item 3 locking clip ...
    Repair kit P/N 059 198 212 , same P/N for 19 different VAG's with V6 ...



    Red arrow highlight item 2 location and item 3 clip...



    Here is a video showing effect of wear on swirl flap follower/link arm ...



    Wear can also happen on the bearings for swirl flaps as well ...



    There is a TPI / TSB relating to this repair kit ...

    Technical product information Transaction No.: 2016504/19
    Engine warning light on, intake manifold flap function - V6 2.7 l, 3.0 l TDI Release date: 28-Feb-2012
    Last edited by gupsterg; 19th July 2013 at 09:22.

 

 

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