Who's OMI (old man intake) is better?

duwem

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doesn't need to be beaded as it is atmospheric

just visit the local homodepot PVC isle, make your own for about $25
 

oilhammer

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There are just too many to list....
I have one of the IDparts versions I will sell you for cheap if you want to try that. I have no use for it. I think I still have all the pieces. I can check tonight.
 

duwem

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Oil ok cool.

Chris which one was it. I have heard of that on previous ones not sure if the latest are fixed now?
 

vtpsd

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what does one expect to gain from these things? I cant see there being any performance or much sound improvement on a stockish turbo TDI.

Why waste $200 on such a thing?
 

flee

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what does one expect to gain from these things? I cant see there being any performance or much sound improvement on a stockish turbo TDI.
Why waste $200 on such a thing?
A good question, certainly no performance is gained before you reach 160-180 hp and up.
The stock intake pipe was in the way of some mods I was doing so I used a pair of
silicon elbows and some 2 1/2" tubing to do the same thing but I don't think it made
much difference performance-wise.
 

Votblindub

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Kerma has 2 afaik. One with the CCV bung and one without. I got the one without. I also tried to use one(not sure on the manufacturer, but it was an earlier model) in my stock turbo white car. Zero difference there. My wagon has the polished one from Kerma that has no CCV bung, as that car will run a catch can. The black car also has an upgraded engine with a larger turbo. Looks don't matter(for functionality) IMO. The bead rolled end is not a must, since it's not a pressurized pipe. You can get a nicer clamp if you're concerned about a coupler slipping, but i had 0 issues with mine. Whatever they add, they are likely within less than 5% of each other, so the you can call the gains basically even. Pretty much all of us here don't have enough into their car to nitpick over a possible 1hp difference. Get one that suits your goals and is within your budget.
 

duwem

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Oilhammer pm me if you came up with something please.
 

oldpoopie

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Every omi with ccv bung hole ive seen winds up leaking, both ccv out and dirty unmetered air in.
 

duwem

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Every omi with ccv bung hole ive seen winds up leaking, both ccv out and dirty unmetered air in.
Kerma actually has a fitting with bead for that. ID parts doesn't look so promising
 

oilhammer

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I have it. It is the one with the elbow for the stock turbo. I will post a pic tomorrow when I am at the shop with real internet.
 

duwem

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Hope so! Wil report back once have it installed.
 

jackbombay

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It was Oldman, hence the term OMI. My supporting bracket also broke off on the OMI
But Oldman didn't make them, they were made by dzljet's brother, blubyu I think. (This concludes useless TDIclub history).

The weld does break on the support arm too, well, the weld doesn't fail, but the arm does right next to the weld.
 

oilhammer

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Found a box, packing it up tonight, hopefully wife can get it shipped out for you tomorrow.
 

kiwibru

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Guess I am lucky and got a good one...knock on metal, original, ugly OMI, still no broken welds. I did use rubber shims on both sides of the mounting and that must take a lot of vibes!
 

duwem

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Got it installed but the ccv setup is lame. I will be reworking it or taking it off
 

Andyinchville1

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I have one of the IDparts versions I will sell you for cheap if you want to try that. I have no use for it. I think I still have all the pieces. I can check tonight.
Hi

I know its an engine old post but by chance do you still have the omi available?

Thanks.
Andrew
 
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