12V, 24V, and Touareg/Cayenne VR6 Billet MODULAR Coolant Pipes aka Crack Pipes
If you dont want to do ever have to do this job again, buy the LIFETIME WARRANTED GruvenParts.com billet Crack Pipe !
GruvenParts.com was the 1st vendor to build this part and it’s what started us off! If you have a billet crack pipe installed on your VR6, more than likely its one of ours. We machine our pipe to EXACTLY match the OEM part shape so there is NEVER a fitment issue. Be careful when considering lesser pipes that do not match the exact shape of the OEM pipe. The fitment of this part is tricky and the shape MUST BE IDENTICAL to the OEM part to ensure correct alignment between the water pump and thermo housing.
Ours is also NOT MADE IN CHINA (like the Walmart guys). We are actual VW enthusiasts located in Atlanta, GA who have years and years of knowledge about these cars. You wont get our level of post sale service at the Walmart of VW Aftermarket, located a little farther north of here. Do your research on the forums before deciding who you want answering the phone if you have an issue down the road.
Our pipe is machined from super light and super strong 6061-T651 aluminum with TIG welded and full threaded bungs on both the oil cooler feed nipple(s) and the drain plug (no tapped thin wall regions!). Our Modular Pipe allows you to remove the oil cooler feed nipple(s) and plug with standard ¼ NPT plugs if you want to ditch the problematic OEM factory oil cooler and install a more serious air/oil cooler. Likewise, you can also install a temp sender in the plug location, or opt for our special chrome plated drain valve to make coolant flushes quick and easy.
We have owned, operated, and tracked VR6’s for a long time and have considered many features when designing this part. You do not want to have to do this job more than once, and you surely do not want the flimsy plastic version to leave you stranded (or worse : turn your high strung VR6 into an overheated paperweight). Do this job once the right way and you’ll never need to worry about a pipe failure again.
Click here to see the DIY on The Crackpipe
The 12V version replaces OEM p/n 021-121-050C (021121050C) found in 12V VR6 : VW Corrado, Golf, Jetta, Passat, and Eurovan.
The 24V version replaces OEM p/n 022-121-050 (022121050) and 022-121-085 (022121085) found in 24V VR6 : VW R32(MK4-MK5), Golf, Jetta, Eurovan, EOS, Audi : 3.2L V6 TT and A3.
The Touareg/Cayenne versions replaces OEM p/n 022-121-085A (022121085A) and 022-121-050A (022121050A) found in 3.2L Porsche Cayenne and VW Touareg.
** PLEASE VERIFY YOUR OEM PART NUMBER BEFORE ORDERING TO ENSURE CORRECT FITMENT **
Posted by Unknown on 5th Aug 2016
Top notch product from a top notch guy. You can't buy anything better. It's not always the price that does it for me. Customer service is worth more than finding a product for a lower price. Paul knows how to treat customers. Period!
Posted by Unknown on 15th Jun 2016
Great part! Fits well and is build well. Very nice welds. Hope it lasts as long as the car.
Posted by Erik H on 2nd Apr 2016
Just what i paid for. Great piece.well worth the money !
Posted by Joel on 18th Dec 2015
3rd vehicle I've bought the aluminum crack pipe for never an issue put it in and never worry about replacing it again!
Posted by Unknown on 9th Nov 2015
Posted by Fit and looks perfect. on 22nd Jun 2015
Fit and looks perfect.
Posted by Unknown on 9th Jun 2015
I have a mk1 2.8 vr6 boosted. Needed an upgrade from plastic. Awesome decision--Direct fit,looks good,quality design and construction.
Posted by Unknown on 10th May 2015
Perfectly built, threads are solid and straight, weilds are smooth.
Posted by Unknown on 15th Mar 2015
Product look good .measure ment was correct esthetic was rather pleasing
Thanks please update once you have installed. We have sold many thousands of these so the design is verified.
Posted by Unknown on 13th Oct 2014
J'aimerais beaucoup evaluer ce produit qui parait de bonne qualité mais malheureusement je ne l'ai pas encore reçu
<Response from Gruven>
Please contact me regarding the status of delivery. You are on a small island off the coast of Africa, the delivery time depends on the customs process there. The parts are fully insured so if they are lost or not delivered will send another or issue complete refund. Please update me on this status (click contact us from website homepage).