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VW MKIII-A3/B4 TDIs This is a discussion about MKIII-A3/MkIII Jetta/Golf (<99.5) and B4 Passats (96,97) TDI's. Non TDI related postings will be moved or removed.

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Old March 8th, 2004, 20:43   #1
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Default A3/B4 split intake hose substitute.



$17 at NAPA. I was able to cut it in two places, and get two replacements from one hose. It fits a bit tighter due to a slightly smaller inside diameter, but I'd rather it be tight than loose. and as far as material goes, I don't really care how long it lasts, they cost me less than $10 a piece and it takes about 5min. to install so if it blows out within 10K miles, so what...
Sure beats the $75 that VW wants for it
Hope that helps someone.
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Old March 9th, 2004, 09:30   #2
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Default A3/B4 split intake hose substitute.

Excatly my thoughts. 10-20 bux for a radiator hose can be replaced 3 times for what vw wants. BTW my autozone #175 replacement is still holding, I havent driven the car much but it shows no signs of swelling from the oil.
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Old March 9th, 2004, 16:41   #3
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Not only that, but I got two replacements out of the one $17 hose. Its a no brainer.
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Old March 12th, 2004, 08:04   #4
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Good find runonbeer. And the picture has the part number clearly visible. For the search engine I will put, you can replace the intake manifold boost hose with part number pn # 8460 from NAPA or Autozone 175
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Old March 12th, 2004, 18:41   #5
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radiator hose, low boost, NAPA, leaking boost, split hose, replace, price, low cost....
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Old March 17th, 2004, 15:19   #6
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Default A3/B4 split intake hose substitute.

hey that looks better than the way I jimmy'd mine!

Hey I also need to come clear this code when you have a chance.
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Old June 7th, 2005, 19:37   #7
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Thanks for the part number on the hose!!! Easier than trying to look 12 feet in the air and guess at each hose and make the guy bring another hose down...
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Old June 13th, 2005, 20:52   #8
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Default Re: A3/B4 split intake hose substitute.

I tried two different Autozones and they both said #175 was an incomplete number, there was supposed to be a letter in front of it. Either one of the pimply-faced kids behind the counter could figure out what that letter might be. There's only 26 possibilities....

I picked up the NAPA hose, just a shade under $20. Fits pretty well, thanks! My original hose almost made it to 200K, I think it began splitting at 199,850 miles. I have the leftover piece in the trunk as a spare.
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Old July 11th, 2005, 18:53   #9
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FYI

If you need to know, the hose from napa can be cross referenced to a 1990 &gt;&gt; Chevrolet Truck &gt;&gt; K1500 1/2 Ton 4WD - Pickup &gt;&gt; 6.2 L 379 CID V8 Diesel

Upper radiator hose

Yep a diesel
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Old July 13th, 2005, 15:11   #10
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I used a straight piece and forced the bend and it's still working, Robby's is cleaner looking though.
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Old August 20th, 2005, 09:43   #11
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Here is another choice for a replacement hose.
This one nails the molded angle perfectly.
Something like $11.00- makes 2



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Old May 15th, 2007, 18:55   #12
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$17 at NAPA. I was able to cut it in two places, and get two replacements from one hose. It fits a bit tighter due to a slightly smaller inside diameter, but I'd rather it be tight than loose. and as far as material goes, I don't really care how long it lasts, they cost me less than $10 a piece and it takes about 5min. to install so if it blows out within 10K miles, so what...
Sure beats the $75 that VW wants for it
Hope that helps someone.
I went to NAPA to pick up this hose and the one that matches this part number is almost an S shape. I want to make sure it is the right one. The part was for a slightly different vehicle also. Comments please?
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Old May 16th, 2007, 11:09   #13
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I went to NAPA to pick up this hose and the one that matches this part number is almost an S shape. I want to make sure it is the right one. The part was for a slightly different vehicle also. Comments please?
He cut in in 2 and got 2 parts. That looks like 1/2 of an 'S' to me.
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Old May 16th, 2007, 18:07   #14
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Thank you for your response darkscout. However, it does not really answer my question. I would appreciate a response from anyone who actually used this part. The way I see using this part is to cut off the first part of the S since this is basically a half oval. The second part of the S is more like the Carqwest part above. There is also a slight twist in the second part. Comments from anyone who has actually used this please?
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Old May 19th, 2007, 06:40   #15
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