i noticed this when installing as well. ill just be keeping an eye on it. cant really see any solution at this point.
I had a coolant leak that I discovered was the aftermarket intake rubbing a small coolant line that returns coolant from the turbo.
If your intake canister sits too low it can rub this piece (or if the anti rub sheathing has moved from its intended place as was my case)
the hose fit into this plastic junction here
I'm at the beach at least an hour from the nearest vw dealer (and it's 4th of July) so I sourced some matching unmolded hose from autozone. (also put anti run sheathing on autozone piece)
All is better now and I'm going to order the correct piece from vw tomorrow.
6.99 part gave me a mini heart attack!
Thanks for posting this, Rob. Some good info to watch out for. My intake is definitely contacting this hose just a tad so I'm a little concerned about it as well. There is no wear on the hose yet but that doesn't mean it might start up. Going to see about using a small piece of silicone to shield the hose.
^ It was a Forge WINtake.
I don't want to cause any negative effects for the manufacturer of the intake or the shop that installed it, also I can see this happening with any
Intake of similar style.
Regardless, it wouldn't hurt to search for a solution as far as protecting that hose.
I have to wonder how people running that "other" intake out there with a larger canister haven't seen this problem yet. You would think it would be even more apparent.
I don't think the issue is with the coolant line underneath, rather the small return line that comes up on the left side of the canister.
My VWR intake barely makes contact with the coolant line underneath and I rerouted the the small return hose when I initially installed it, not touching it at all
2012 Rising Blue Golf R
APR Stage 3 - RSC - HPFP - IC - RFD / DXD-3E / BSH PCV
Good to know, thankfully we were able to fix it. Nothing like a coolant leak 3 hours from home and an hour from civilization.
Does anyone happen to know the part number for this hose? My parts guy can't seem to locate it and neither can I. Thanks
What I'd suggest for those with rubbing issues is to loosen the clamps on the coolant hoses and rotate the plastic coupler a bit so that it's not pointing the smaller line at the intake can. It may require a longer line but, I don't think it's anything special.
I have been keeping an eye on this with the Wintake. The coolant return is definitely touching. After some relatively hot days, I checked the line. It is working on melting a hole into it. I tried the redirection of the couplers. After some driving, the line goes back to its rest position on the intake. I am thinking about just getting heat tubing and "insulating" a foot or so of the line. Any community thoughts on this? Everybody with a big canister intake should check inspect this line.
The thing is though, and is partially why I removed the VWR intake as that this kind of workaround would be ok with me if the engine didn't move around when driving. But, since it does I worried a bit about pounding it around a track and something worse happening like snapping the plastic barb off when doing a hard shift or something. Sure, there could be enough give in the coolant lines to absorb something like that but, I just decided to not risk it and not worry about it.
That's just me though and I could very well be wrong about this as a possibility.
Hey iThread et al,
Given some of the coolant rubbing issues and also wanting to keep the engine cover, I'm also looking at the Carbonio.
Do we just need the "Stage 1" carbonio (just the carbon fiber intake/filter box)? It seems that the TSI engine Carbonios also have piping that you also have to buy on top of the above part. But when you look at what they have on the site for the FSI there's no pipe option. So I'm kinda confused as to whether I need the piping also?
Maybe someone can post a pic of their Carbonio setup?
This is the intake you seek:
I had one on my MKV which is why I decided to go with it again. Plus I ran it on the R before the VWR intake and was pleased with the results. And, still am.
I know I could probably make the VWR intake work and it's a fine intake don't get me wrong. I just like the Carbonio snorkel better right now.