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Offline Chris92

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Mk6 R fitting airtec stage 1 intercooler
« on: December 02, 2015, 12:43:59 am »
Me and my mate are going to attemp to fit the airtec stage one cooler tomorrow before it's off to r-tech on Thursday, I know last min! And that's not the only job to do  :rolleye:

So we've never fitted a intercooler so and can't find anything useful on the web, so to fit do I need the whole front end off? Does the cooler sit in the middle of the 3 rads like the stock one or do I remove the old one and place the new in front of the 3 or right at the front of the front panel?

Basically can anyone give some advice to us muppets....help  :signLOL:

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Re: Mk6 R fitting airtec stage 1 intercooler
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2015, 08:08:19 am »
Hi Chris what you've got to do roughly is
Disconnect battery for the airbag crash sensors on the front of the car they are yellow
Unclip fog lights connectors
Remove grille
Remove bumper disconnect headlights
Air intake pipe
Remove the entire front end
Intercooler sits between the aircon rad and radiator like so
« Last Edit: December 02, 2015, 08:12:51 am by jhook661 »
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Re: Mk6 R fitting airtec stage 1 intercooler
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2015, 08:10:04 am »
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Re: Mk6 R fitting airtec stage 1 intercooler
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2015, 08:39:39 am »
Hi Chris what you've got to do roughly is
Disconnect battery for the airbag crash sensors on the front of the car they are yellow
Unclip fog lights connectors
Remove grille
Remove bumper disconnect headlights
Air intake pipe
Remove the entire front end
Intercooler sits between the aircon rad and radiator like so


Thanks for that it's cleared a lot up but what's the reason why you can't put all the rads together then sit them back in the whole front panel and lift them all (panel + rads) in one piece and fit to car? It'll probs come clear when I start but just want to know things now so I don't get stuck

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Re: Mk6 R fitting airtec stage 1 intercooler
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2015, 10:11:48 am »
the radiator plug, hoses and A/C hoses (on the driver side)dont need to be disconnected/regassed etc.

so just swing the A/C out like a door on a hinge

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Re: Mk6 R fitting airtec stage 1 intercooler
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2016, 12:39:32 pm »
I managed to change my Intercooler with only removing the front bumper and removing the bolts for the slam panel and sliding it in from underneath....