It flows more air than stock at least for my AHU engine. Not sure if yours would see an improvement. Need to research it. My stock intake was VERY VERY dirty so I opted to just upgrade to the bigger manifold and skip the cleaning process.Oh that makes ALOT more sense to me now haha. Yeah the delete should be like 50 bucks tops. Whats special about the PD150 intake?
I have a 97 passat tdi, how do I know if its AHU or 1Z?It flows more air than stock at least for my AHU engine. Not sure if yours would see an improvement. Need to research it. My stock intake was VERY VERY dirty so I opted to just upgrade to the bigger manifold and skip the cleaning process.
I believe the differences between these egines types are small. You likely would see an improvement with the PD150 manifold especially if you are planning or have done further upgrades to the engine, or if your current manifold is dirty. I didn't want to fuss with the mess of cleaning it personally so why not a bigger intake? By itself the pd150 wont increase power unless your stock one is dirty, but IT WILL support a tuned engine to flow more air. These cars can get 150hp+ with injectors, chip tuning, and new turbo. The bigger intake helps to support the added power from those mods.I have a 97 passat tdi, how do I know if its AHU or 1Z?
Every 98 Jetta's trunk sticker says 1Z, when we all have AHU. But in your case, the sticker is correct.I looked online you could find your engine code on the vehicle identification sticker inside the owners manual. Luckily mine was in the trunk, popped it open and sure enough it says 1Z.
Frost heater. Best $200 I spent on this car.The PD150 definitely fits the 1Z. Says so in the description.
on my car the stock intake was built into the EGR, so to delete it, I had to get the PD150 which is separate and bolts onto the race pipe.
Deleting the EGR has some drawbacks, the main one being slower warm up times which equates to worse average fuel economy, more emissions, etc. I can attest to that. In the summer it's not noticeable but in the winter sometimes I kick myself for deleting it.
That said, I think the advantages outweigh the negatives, at least if you live in a warmer climate. Read the article I linked to and do your own research!
Hm, still something to consider. 90% of the time I probably wouldn't need it, but the times I do I would be very glad I installed it. I wonder if there is a way to rig this to a secondary battery or something so all I would have to do is turn the ignition halfway to activate the system. Like SUPER GLOW PLUGS! Failing that, just a switch in the car. Or perhaps just get an oversized battery and pull the power directly from that? Has to be a way.Yeah, but that requires you to plug it in. Great for the first start, but unless you have outlets at every stop, it’s worthless.