Intercooler hose recommendation

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at
Tue Sep 3 13:06:43 EDT 2002

Gene,  If you are running the original hose and hose clamps, you may find
that the hose has just blown off the turbo, BTDT after the IA III upgrade.
If so, buy a new clamp because the stock clamp's adjustment bottoms out
before clamping tight enough on the old hose.  I blew this hose 3 or 4 times
before realizing this, always when passing with boost, a real let down.


> From: Gene Caldwell <gene.ghc at>
> Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2002 09:13:41 -0700
> To: 200q20v at
> Subject: Intercooler hose recommendation
> There were some strange 'rushing air' noises coming from under the hood
> yesterday after a boosted driving segment.  Fortunately I was within a
> mile of being home.
> The upper hose looks good (only about 3k miles of use), but I'm pretty
> sure the lower intercooler hose has developed a leak, will know more
> tonight after I get it removed.
> Is this an Audi dealer-only part?  Or would I be better off going with
> an aftermarket hose, and if so, any good source recommendations?  I'm
> running an IA 3+ ECU so max positive boost can reach 21-22psi.
> -Gene
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