Whats the best way to remove vacuum hoses under IM

S3 Hilife

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Hi all, could anyone please explain the best way of removing the split vacuum hoses under the inlet mani without further damaging anything? I know this may seem pretty simple stuff but I know things can be very brittle around there and the last thing I want to do is break something else or does the IM need to come off.
thanks in advance
steve
 

Freeman_1986

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I tried to do this. Ended up breaking the bend that comes out of the block when I pulled the pipe out that was attached to it.
Read of a few people on here who have done the same In the process, so might be worth changing it anyways. Only cost me a tenner off eBay for a new one.
 

S3 Hilife

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Well you know what they say, one problem solved is another problem created,

I replaced the split vac hose between the IM and the FPR, (the others seem ok) but since changing this hose I now get much more power but the ESP light is now constantly on, could replacing the FPR hose cause this to show a fault on the ESP??
 

JudderMan

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