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Intercooler replacement

hodgy0_2 Oct 14, 2009

  1. hodgy0_2

    hodgy0_2 Member

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    Hi

    Drivers side intercooler is leaking -- how easy are they to replace ?

    what is the cost of the unit?

    and is there a howto write up somehere on here or the internet

    cheers

    James

    2.5TDI Quattro
     
  2. Turkster

    Turkster Bro.Paul 2.5TDI Quattro Sport

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    easy enough to change mate, have a look on ebay for the part or they can get pricey from a main dealer,
     
  3. hodgy0_2

    hodgy0_2 Member

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    cool

    presumably once you get the front bumber off, access is ok

    how specific are they to the car

    i.e would one for a 2.5 TDI non quattro fit mine or even one from an A6 2.5

    1.9tdi?

    or do I have to get the exact part/model no
     
  4. Turkster

    Turkster Bro.Paul 2.5TDI Quattro Sport

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    get Like for Like mate, you may also get away with just taking off the under tray to get at it too, but the bumper off would make it a cleaner job to do,
     
  5. hodgy0_2

    hodgy0_2 Member

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    cool

    for anyone else interested the Audi part no is 8E0145805G

    and they are about £136.00
     
  6. tdi heed

    tdi heed New Member

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    i took the tray off mine and the head light out and sliped it out the bottom. not that tricky.

    a biger intercooler? there not much room in there 2 me. theres front mounted 1s on ebay there £300.

    leaking intercoolers can be fixed aslong as its not the top or bottom of the rad. iam in the north east and i took mine 2 advanced radiators. there are firms out there that fix them. cheaper that buying a new 1.
     
  7. hodgy0_2

    hodgy0_2 Member

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    thanks TDI Heed

    so you did not need to take the bumber off?

    I have purchased an OEM replacement

    Mine leaks quite badly (apparently) -- My car looses power badly on boost and smokes on throttle which my garage said could easily be caused by leaks in my induction tract
     

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