Audi & Volkswagen MK6 (GTI, A3, Tiguan & More) Intake Manifold - Features, Symptoms, And Product Review

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The 2nd generation CCTA and CBFA Audi and Volkswagen have plastic intake manifolds that are extremely common failure items due to the fact that those engines are direct injected. Knowing how prevalent the issue is, Volkswagen/Audi offers a cost-effective replacement.

There's no way around it⁠—direct injected engines have will have carbon buildup and the CCTA/CBFA engines are 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.



Audi & Volkswagen MK6 Intake Manifold Failure Symptoms

Over time, carbon will build up on the flaps and runners inside the intake manifold. The symptoms of this buildup are:

  • Poor Acceleration
  • Rough Idle
  • Random Cylinder Misfires

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 & Volkswagen MK6 Models Applicable

This genuine intake manifold fits a wide range of Audi and Volkswagen models with the gen-2 CCTA and CBFA engine, including:

  • 2008-2013 Audi A3
  • 2008-2013 Volkswagen Jetta
  • 2008-2010 Volkswagen Passat
  • 2009-2010 Audi TT Quattro
  • 2009-2015 Volkswagen Eos
  • 2009-2016 Volkswagen Tiguan
  • 2008-2014 Volkswagen GTI
  • 2009-2015 Volkswagen CC
  • 2012-2013 Volkswagen Beetle
  • 2009-2013 Audi A3 Quattro


Audi & Volkswagen MK6 Intake Manifold Interactive 3D Parts Diagram



Parts Included With Audi & Volkswagen MK6 Intake Manifold


Additional Parts Required With Audi & Volkswagen MK6 Intake Manifold

  • None



Since there's no way to prevent carbon buildup in your intake manifold, it's a good thing that it comes with our Lifetime Replacement Guarantee like everything else we sell. You can drive your car for another 60,000-100,000 miles and when it needs to be replaced again, just follow our return procedure. 

In the video below, Mike R, our Catalog Director, gets up close with this Audi/VW MK6 Intake Manifold. If you're unsure if this water pump fits 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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