Published on August 20th, 2015 | by Ryan Turner


How to Remove and Clean your MK4 TDI Intake Manifold.

Has your MK4 become a little slow over time and taking forever to get up to speed?  Chances are that your intake manifold could be clogged with ‘diesel buggers’. The EGR gas coming back into the intake manifold cools down and clings to the sides of the intake manifold and cylinder head causing a thick buildup that can eventually cause the motor to not run at all.

This process is fairly simple and takes about 3 hours to do requiring only basic hand tools such as a 5mm and 6mm allen, 10mm, 12mm and 13mm socket and picks and pliers.



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Hello, I am the Administrator of VWDiesel. I have been into VWs for over 15 years now and have had my own VW/Audi repair shop for the pas 3 years. I have somehow managed to accumulate about 50 VWs and a few buildings worth of parts in that time. If you would like to learn more about me check out these great podcasts that I was fortunate enough to be a guest on.

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