A3 Front Mount Intercooler ( FMIC )
Today I recieved my FMIC for the A3/Mk4 series.
I was very interested after seeing this post on VW Vortex:
So I contacted the seller and got them to send one to me.
It was £279 including delivery to the UK and customs charges. (I got stopped for customs).
However, buying from America has its downsides.
They sent me the large core instead of the small core I asked for.
They sent the silcone reducers to fit the small core FMIC, so I have had to order new reducers at the additional cost of £20 from www.siliconhoses.com
I also don't like the clamps they sent, so I ordered some Mikalor clamps instead for the Turbo to pipe, and the FMIC to pipe on inlet and outlet.
Anyway, this is what you get for £279:
The Core itself is approx 26" by 10", the hot side pipes are 50mm and the cold side pipe is 60mm.
They supply more silicone than necessary, however, in my case, the FMIC and cold side to throttle body did not fit, so I ordered replacements.
The piping has a DV takeoff but nothing for the N75, so I paid £10 to have an ATP quicktap sent over, this allows me to use the silicon piping instead of having to drill and weld a hole for the N75 valve.
So I suppose I've paid £300 total.
Not bad for £300 considering the price of other UK suppliers.