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Removing intercoolers on 2.5 tdi

AudiLeon Oct 30, 2010

  1. AudiLeon

    AudiLeon Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    How hard/ how do you remove the intercoolers on the 2.5 tdi?
     
  2. adamss24

    adamss24 Well-Known Member

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    You need to take the bumper off and pull the lock carrier off like when you have a cambelt fitted. They will then lift over from their supports. Why do you wanna remove them ? You'll have a bit of fun with the 6x nuts holding the front bumper on the crossmember !
     
  3. AudiLeon

    AudiLeon Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    I have quite abit of smoking underload, I know this can be leaking intercoolers.
     
  4. Turkster

    Turkster Bro.Paul 2.5TDI Quattro Sport

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    it could be a number of things before its that part mate, black or white smoke ?
     
  5. AudiLeon

    AudiLeon Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Greyish, I only see it at night in the lights of cars behind.

    BTW, thank you for the advice on how to remove it. Just realised I didn't thank you earlier.
     
  6. BahnStormer77

    BahnStormer77 BahnStormer

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    get somebody to follow u with a camcorder during the day first... could be diesel particulates (picked up in headlights more) / your exhaust stirring up dust too?
     
  7. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Unless you've got more evidence of a specific problem I'd certainly want to see how it smoked in daylight too. Whenever you boot it at night you see 'smoke' in the headlights behind, which you never see in daylight - purely down to the lights reflecting off the particles making it look worse.
     
  8. adamss24

    adamss24 Well-Known Member

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    Punctured intercoolers will make noise and it will splatter oil over-it... A little bit of grey smoke is ok at full throttle and can be due to a dirty air filter or non properly set injector pump.
     
  9. AudiLeon

    AudiLeon Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Good point about the pump, last time i checked it on vcds it was fine, but since I've picked it up from having it's cambelt done. It picks up alot better and feels quicker. Maybe it was slightly out.
     
  10. vinesh

    vinesh Member

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    When my IC split, it had smoke on the rear when on load.

    have a look on the front side grills for any oil. If there is oil then the IC might be split.
     

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