buy this **** there is a totally noticeable diffence in performance plus the sound is nutty
I am not looking to crack on this product, but since my professional install of this product on Thursday morning, September 11th, I have had nothing but problems!
Before you discount the quality of installation, the installer has experience as head VW mechanic and had an article written about him in a VW enthusiast magazine. He is very competent and skilled.
I had to return to my 2008 VW Rabbit 4d Auto/ESP two times the day of repair. First because of the binder clip and then because of a CEL.
The day following the repair, I had to return again because the nut that attaches the L binder to the fender bolt came off. I also had a CEL.
The day after, yesterday, I now have a CEL again.
Quote, originally posted by illblood » damn man i think its the 08s alone everyone has problems with the 08s
I'm getting it next week, so hopefully there will be no cel. My guess on why people are having problems is because of a vacc leak. Also, what about the oil from the K&N getting into the MAF? I've seen that cause problems on mkIIIs before. On the mkIII (2.0 and vr6) you can clean out the MAF w/ rubbing alcohol (91%).
So that others don't make the same mistake, this kit will not install on a 2007 Jetta that is not the MkV version. I got most of the way through the install only to find that the right-angle intake is about 3 inches too long to install in the engine compartment. I have pictures that show the installation with the right angle resting on the front quarterpanel because it doesn't fit.
Quote, originally posted by jwill25 » So that others don't make the same mistake, this kit will not install on a 2007 Jetta that is not the MkV version. I got most of the way through the install only to find that the right-angle intake is about 3 inches too long to install in the engine compartment. I have pictures that show the installation with the right angle resting on the front quarterpanel because it doesn't fit.
you ordered the wrong intake. all 2.5's are the same. and all 2007's are mkv's. you probably ordered the one for the mkiv
They're going to their house over there.
You're not utilizing your education properly.
Ok so I had this intake on my 08 rabbit since December and it has given me some problems, first the hole for the hoes down to the air pump is to round and the clip just slips off so I had to use a hose clamp to keep it on, then it started to give me a Check engine light for bank 1 to lean, also it cracked on me putting it on.
C2 SRI File| APR carbonio intake| C2 SRI| Evolution tuning header| UM test pipe| EJ cat-back| BFI Motor mount insert| ECS underdrive pully| FK power techs| APR rear sway| SAI Delete|Aluminum LCA
i drive a 2008 rabbit and have had the intake installed since about the 2000 mi. mark. i have about 12000 mi. on the car atm and have not had a single problem with the intake at all. im not gonna say it makes a huge difference in performance but it does give some pep to the engine. i did the install myself, the instructions are self explanetory. i have no mechanical experience and thought it was easy. overall i think its worth the $275 i paid to carbonio
Quote, originally posted by 2LODubster » IS THERE ANYTHING FOR 09 ENGINES??
I have an 09 with no MAF BUT there is still a MAF housing just no sensor. I'm sure its so the stock engine cover is still compatible from 08-09.
I just used the housing and every thing worked out fine.
It would be cool if they redesigned the intake and made it one big carbon fiber piece for the 09's but the 06-08 intake will work!
any Cel and how is the sound ? do you feel a difference at all i know its only a cai but the hp gains seem to be big this is why im asking
I just installed one and uh there's no tappet on the tube for the IAT. If there was a choice for this, it's clearly not stated by APR, otherwise I would hvae purchased that one. Now I'm going to have to put some of the stock parts back on to hopefully get rid of the CEL.
2011 CW 4-Door GTI, New South Boost Gauge, Forge DV Spacer, Upgraded Diverter Valve.....that's all for now..
I have a 07 Jetta with the Carbonio intake and for some reason my car is the same speed. It just sound like a baby mustang when foot is flooring the gas around 3k-5k rpms. Also my intake manifold has a crack on the drivers side pin near the engine cover caused by the engine cover rocking and striking it so I took it off. I am losing even more power now and my rpms randomly hold around 3k and fall to 1k and hold it then idle. Also I keep getting a running lean CEL and Temp sensor malfunctions codes over and over and over. Highly annoying.
Modified by Terrence901 at 6:30 PM 9-8-2009
I will try to set aside some of the weary people here.
I have an 07 Rabbit. Never thrown a code. They do crack easily if you put the "O" ring on too tight. It will cave in with the combined pressure and engine vibrations.
You will be frequently asked what exhaust you have. Even if you dont have one.
2nd and 3rd Have biggest boost in power. Torque is felt much more.
Although it increases MPG, you will burn through more gas than usual like i did because you have to drive faster and harder to listen to it growl all the time
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i have a 2008! i've NOT had a single issue with this intake! it is PERFECT! it sounds great, you can feel it and it looks great! anyone who has been having problems with it, i'd say you need to make sure that every hose and connection is sealed tight and has no leaks. i bought the MAF insert from 20squared, it eliminates the ring that comes with this intake and puts your fuel trims into factory spec. if you REALLY want to feel this though, GO APR with the 93 octane program running and you'll LOVE it all over again! the filter shouldn't slip off the end either. did you clean the rubber on the filter with rubbing alcohol? that part should be cleaned to prevent it from slipping!
god i love my car. it may not be fast, but it's crazy fun!
C2 stage 2 TURBO!!! ACHTUNG!!! 2.5liter 5cylinder contents under pressure!!!
There is no risk to using a CAI except when doing deep sea driving.
As far as a benefits goes well the CAI will move your engine's breathing down to the bumper line where there is lots of cool Montreal air. Your engine cant get enough cool dense oxygen.
2008 UG Rabbit:
custom intake, HEP SRI, header, catless, TT dual borla, UM tune and custom dogbone
1600cc DP, 40IDF cetermount, turbo in the works