Podcast Episode 20 How VW 2.0t TSI Intake Manifolds Fail

Failed VW intake Manifold

Hi Everybody,(I hope you said, ‘Hi Dr. Nick’)

Today we are continuing the Tuesday episodes where we look at a failed VW or Audi part. This is like the podcast and Shop Shots piled into one. The response to last weeks show about failed VW 2.0t water pumps was awesome. I am thrilled that you guys like these shows. So be sure to remember that Tuesdays are failed part analysis days.

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How VW 2.0t TSI Intake Manifolds Fail
Today we are looking at the intake manifold for the CCTA 2.0T engine. This is a rather common repair that we do at the dealer. It fails in a few ways. There is also a warranty extension on SOME of the 2.0t engines for the intake manifold. Be sure to contact your local dealer to see if your VW qualifies.

We look closer at the 2.0t intake manifold

  • How it fails
  • Faults that may show intake manifold failure
  • Drive-ability issues with a failed intake manifold
  • How it fails
  • Intake manifold runner sticks
  • Intake manifold solenoid fails
  • Connecting rod for runner breaks
  • Sensor fails
  • Ways to test the intake manifold
  • Replacing intake manifold
  • Other repairs to consider with intake manifold removed
  • Injector seals
  • Carbon cleaning
  • DIY replacing 2.0t VW intake manifold
  • And more…

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11 replies
  1. jess
    jess says:

    HI i don’t have comments but a question. My 2008 VW TSI Passat keeps shutting down then when engine cools down i can restart and after 30 mins shuts down again. What can be the cause? i’ve changed the high pressure pump but same ting happens should i change the crank sensor? If so where is it located in the engine ?

  2. jess
    jess says:

    One more thing can you please tell me where the crankshaft sensor is located in this engine because i just can’t seem to locate it and it is giving me fever.

  3. Frank Field
    Frank Field says:

    Found this after a search because my wife’s 2014 1.8T Passat SE TSI has thrown an intake manifold sensor code four times since we bought it. Been to the dealer each time. Each time they say they drive the car a couple of miles after replacing either the sensor or the entire manifold, and it’s fixed. Within a short period of time, the check engine light comes back on. Not sure what to do if new parts aren’t doing the trick. Would love your feedback.

  4. Marc Breglio
    Marc Breglio says:

    Thanks for the great article. I have a quick question: My 2009 Passat is idling rough with CEL and it’s reading p0300 (and similar p0301 and p0303) which are all cylinder misfire codes. I don’t think it’s as simple as spark plugs, because those were replaced a year ago. I know intake problems can cause misfires, so my question is, could this still be the common failed intake manifold problem, even though the codes aren’t reading the common P2015 code with this problem? And if so, do you think the dealer will honer the warranty extension if the exact p2015 code isn’t showing? Thanks!

  5. Steven G
    Steven G says:

    Hello I’ve got a problem with my intake and it’s driving me crazy. On cylinder two it’s literally burning “melting” a hole through the intake runner flap n all. I’m not sure if it’s because the breather failed/ clogged allowing to much oil threw the intake or at all. Please me and my dad need help. This is my first Audi n I love it but I cringe every time something happens.Since I’ve owned it I always put back oem no matter the price trying to maintain her but Lord I need a miracle. It’s an 06 Audi A4 2.0t. Thanks in advance hopefully you can educate us.

  6. marinepartshouse
    marinepartshouse says:

    I have saved this article so I could come back in the future and go through it once more. It is very intriguing, well-researched and also composed. I almost never observe marvelous content these days.

  7. Konrad
    Konrad says:

    On an 2006 vw jetta 2.0
    What would cause the intake Manifold to melt a hole in it I change all spark plugs and Coil packs and replace the Manifold and it melted in the same spot


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