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Inlet Manifold
« on: May 12, 2022, 12:10:51 pm »
Hi all,

Recently purchased a Mk5 GTI and loving it, however as expected it does have a few issues.
After taking it in for a service and getting them to run some engine diagnostics I've been advised to replace the inlet manifold due to a sensor issue.

The garage has been quoted £600 odd just for the OEM part + labor on top however he's given me a part number of 06D133201P and said if I can find an aftermarket part online he'll happily fit it.

The problem being I just end up down a rabbit hole when it comes to trying to find one online and the last thing I want to do is to order a part that's going to be incompatible...

I saw the below online which looks good but any suggestions on alternatives / opinions before I pull the trigger would be much appreciated as I'm still pretty new to this.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/382551902209?epid=1014751899&hash=item5911dec801:g:NFgAAOSwlepe4h-8

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Re: Inlet Manifold
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2022, 04:33:55 pm »
I would seek more information from him.  Ask why exactly the whole intake needs replacing when everything on it unbolts, apart from the ball/socket end the runner flap shaft is attached to.

That link you provided is unlikely to come with the throttle, fuel rail, runner flap motor etc.  It's probably just the bare plastic skeleton.


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Re: Inlet Manifold
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2022, 05:01:34 pm »
From what I remember it was something to do with a sensor, the check engine light came on so I mentioned it when booking in the service but it disappeared within a day lol. However when he ran the diagnostics that was what came up.

Thanks though, it's probably a good shout to get the full picture because my brain is like a sieve with information at the moment. I'll probably get an opinion from another garage as well to be honest.

 

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Re: Inlet Manifold
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2022, 07:17:43 pm »
I would ask the garage for a copy of the diagnostics report for your own research purposes and then ask him to clear the ECU of the current faults. If the light or fault codes come back you know something is amiss. Sometimes an intermittent fault won’t come back.

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Re: Inlet Manifold
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2022, 08:38:59 am »
I suspect it will be related to the runner flap motor, but that and all other sensors can be replaced separately.  I've never heard of anyone replacing the whole manifold except where the runner flaps have failed mechanically, but that is pretty rare.


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Re: Inlet Manifold
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2022, 11:47:29 am »
Yeah I'm definitely going to ask for the full diagnostics, as mentioned the engine light only showed it's face for a day and then disappeared so if it was a serious fault I think it would have stayed on.

As for the actual fault the engine still runs nicely so I don't think it would be a mechanical failure as I'm pretty sure I'd notice it performance wise.

Thanks for the advice guys I thought a full manifold replacement was a big job

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Re: Inlet Manifold
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2022, 06:03:53 pm »
I recently had a runner flap motor code pop up however cleared it with a Carista and it hasn’t come back.

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Re: Inlet Manifold
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2022, 07:52:04 pm »
Runner flat went in mine too. Ended up replacing the manifold and motor is one fail swoop.

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Re: Inlet Manifold
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2022, 09:22:04 pm »
Several years ago I looked at a Mk6 Gti - it was up for sale in used car garage, a branch of a big a big dealer group punting on trade-in's.  As they have the VW dealership as part of the group - they had access to the history of the 3 door, tornado Red, one owner low mileage Mk6, but in the history, it had under VW warranty a new engine installed 20k miles ago and and then later entire new intake at great expense.
So - it may be a wasteful dealer thing where they just replace the whole lot as a unit rather than drilling down into individual components.