The Audi B8 2.0 engine has a plastic intake manifold that is an extremely common failure item due to the fact that that engine is direct-injected. Knowing how prevalent the issue is, Volkswagen/Audi offers a cost-effective replacement.
There's no way around it—direct injected engines will have carbon buildup and the Audi B8 2.0 engine is no stranger to this; the combustion chamber and intake manifold both build up with carbon. While there are special tools to blast your intake valves clean, you can't do this to the plastic intake manifold on these models.
Audi B8 2.0 Intake Manifold Kit Replacement Symptoms
Over time, carbon will build up on the flaps and runners inside the intake manifold. When this happens, it hinders the performance The symptoms of this buildup are:
- Poor Acceleration
- Rough Idle
- Random Cylinder Misfires
- Check Engine Light Illuminated
- Fault Code
Typically, you will start to notice the symptoms of a failing intake manifold at around 60,000-100,000 miles. You might notice these symptoms even earlier if your car is modified or tuned to make more power.
Audi B8 2.0 Models Applicable
This intake manifold kit fits a variety of Audi models with the 2.0 engine produced between 2009 and 2015, including:
Audi B8 2.0 Intake Manifold Kit Interactive 3D Parts Diagram
Diagram Parts List
Parts Included with Audi B8 2.0 Intake Manifold Kit
Additional Parts Required with Audi B8 2.0 Intake Manifold Kit
- Everything you need to do this job is already included in this kit.
Special Tools Required with Audi B8 2.0 Intake Manifold Kit
To install this intake manifold, you have to remove your fuel injectors. To remove, install, and reseal the injectors, you need Audi/VW's special tool.
Additional Parts Recommended with Audi B8 2.0 Intake Manifold Kit
- We don't recommend any additional parts when replacing your intake manifold.
Aftermarket Upgrades for Audi B8 2.0 Intake Manifold Kit
- We do not recommend any aftermarket intake manifold other than the Genuine Audi/VW.
It's a good thing that this intake manifold kit comes with our Lifetime Replacement Guarantee like everything else we sell, as it will need replacement at some point down the road. Drive your car for another 50,000 miles or however long it makes it, and replace it again after using our incredibly simple return procedure.
In the video below, Aaron Davis, our Audi Catalog Manager, gets up close with this Audi B8 2.0 Intake Manifold Kit. If you're unsure if this kit will work on your car, you can verify the fitment by going to our homepage and use the vehicle selection tool in the upper left corner. As usual, if you like this Really Quick Product Review, subscribe and check back here for regular releases in the future.
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