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12V and 24V VR6 Intake Manifold Bushings

0.50 LBS

Product Description

MKIV R32, EOS, Touareg, A3, and Audi TT Bushings Now Available! 

Finally - Replacements for the problematic OEM VW intake manifold shift rod bushings – in most cases theres no need to buy a replacement shift rod!

These bushings are sold in sets of 2 to replace the 2 bushing rods - if you have the very early 99.5 model year with the even more pathetic 5 bushing rod, you need to buy a 2 bushing rod to use these.

The OEM bushings wear quickly and become the source of loud rattles you hear during acceleration and deceleration. The worn OEM bushings will quickly eat your plastic intake manifold, and cause expensive repairs.

gruvenparts.com Intake Manifold Bushings are thicker, made from more durable material, and most importantly, geometrically designed to maximize surface area contacting the intake manifold. Our bushings are made using CNC equipment with very tight tolerances as a matched set. The set up and programming times are extensive.

Please note, if your VR6 has been rattling excessively, you may need to replace the plastic intake manifold. The GruvenParts.com bushings should still be used in the new manifold to prevent this problem from occurring again.

Click here for DIY instructions. 

These parts make a great upgrade when installing :

Upgraded Billet Intake Manifold Ball

Upgraded Billet Intake Drive Unit Link

2.8L 12 V VR6 ENGINE - with AFP Engine Code (99-02 Golf/Jetta VR6) to replace bushings on OEM VW rod p/n 021-133-653

2.8L 24 V VR6 ENGINE - BDF Engine Code (02 - present Golf/Jetta VR6) to replace bushings on OEM VW rod p/n 022-133-653 

3.2L 24V VR6 Engines - ALL R32, 3.2 Touareg, 3.2 Eos, 3.2 A3, 3.2 TT to replace bushings on rod p/n 022-133-653B

Product Reviews

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  1. Perfect 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th May 2017

    Extremely easy to install and no more rattling!

  2. excellent! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Mar 2017

    Amazing product, did not expect this small plastic part would completely eliminate the rattle in my manifold!

  3. Too easy! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Dec 2016

    We are used car dealers since 1964. No experience with Volkswagen V6. Heard rattling sound from engine, expected the worst. Got online and found cause for noise might be shifter rod bushings. Ordered these, a joy to Install. Noise gone....too easy!

  4. Best bang for your buck! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Nov 2016

    These bushings may be 49.99 but they are worth it . Had some trouble with fitment but was able to call gruven and talk to someone who knew exactly what they were talking about . Which explained why they are a little larger and that you do not need to shave them down you simply lightly scuff the port in the intake where the baffle goes and heat it with a heat gun to swell the plastic. Was told they are bigger because of the grooves caused by the old bushings . No more chatter noise since I replaced them !! Well worth it!

    -- Response --

    Thanks Brandon, I appreciate you calling and this review. As always, give me a ring if any questions with any of our products. I know these can sometimes require a bit of "fine tuning" to get in there, but once installed should provide lots of rattle free miles !


  5. Didnt fit 3 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Nov 2016

    I had to shave around tye edges of the bushing for them to fit. Even then they were a tight fit. The fixed the rattling noise in the intake, which is great. If i didn't have to shave them i would have given a 5.

    response -
    Ok thanks for the honest review. We have to build these bushings slightly thicker and larger outer diameter, otherwise they would just drop in and you would have the same rattles as the OEM bushings. Sometimes this does require slight sanding/removal of high spots on the manifold bore. Ultimately this is the best method though and the increased interference fit is exactly what stops the loud rattles. As always, call or email me directly if you have any questions or concerns during the install process - Paul@GruvenParts.com, 404-556-6663

  6. Best $50 I Ever Spent! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Nov 2016

    I had a rattle from my intake every time I accelerated. Drove me nuts. At first, I thought it might be valve-related. After some research, I ordered these and replaced them this afternoon. After test driving, the rattle is gone and my VR6 runs and accelerates much more smoothly.

    -- Gruven response --

    Cool, thanks for posting ! Let us know how it continues to operate, and dont forget about the billet VR6 intake link and drive ball incase you need to replace the inferior plastic VW ones !

  7. awesome product! does what they claim it does. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Oct 2016

    I recently bought a used 12v VR6 for very cheap because the engine sounded like it maybe had a valve tap. Upon hearing this for myself I noticed the pitch was right, but the speed of the taps didn't really increase with rpm, and stopped after 4k completely. Cut to hours of research, long story short these bushings fixed the issue. The factory bushings had 103k miles on them and allowed the intake valve to rattle when closed. Very easy replacement with just a set of torx. Will buy again the next time it rattles.

    -- Gruven Response --

    Thanks very much for the honest review, and we're glad these bushings solved the issue ! We encourage all VR6 owners to remove and replace the VW bushings even from day 1 because they wear out and damage the manifold. If the weak bushings are replaced from the start with the Gruven bushings, this will never become an issue in the 1st place ! Take care, let us know if you need anything more. Paul@GruvenParts.com

  8. MK4 JETTA VR6.. I NEED MY POWER BACK 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Apr 2016

    I had alot of noise coming from my shift rod so I put the Gruven bushings in.. it worked fir a while but noise came back due to excessive wear inside the intake so I disconnected the vacuum to the shift rode and lost a bit of power and gas mileage. .
    I needed it back so I bought a used intake with a stock shift rod still in it and ordered the Gruven bushings and 2 end cap bushing kits..order came quick.. now I'm back in business rattle free.. runs great with plenty of power.
    Thank you Gruven parts... saved me alot of money. I definitely would recommend using these bushings even before the stock ones wear out.

  9. Excellent Product 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Apr 2016

    This is magical. I was about to change to all intake just for that little and annoying noise coming from the Intake. I have a 2004 Touareg so I just replaced the bushing and all is good. The noise is gone, the engine respond better now. Very easy to replace I don't need to go to the workshop for $300 labor for the half a hour job.
    Gruvenparts is awesome the services and amazing good response. I am so impressed. Paul if you are reading this thank you for the advice and help for the phone number you gave me. You are so great very understanding person to the customers matters.

  10. Excellent product. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Apr 2016

    Excellent product and I highly recommend upgrading to these bushings. I ordered these as soon as I heard the intake manifold shifter rod rattling. I drive my VR6 daily, so I temporarily removed my intake manifold shifter rod and sealed up the hole on the driver side cover. Lots of torque was lost down low but I only did this to prevent excessive wear while waiting for these bushings to arrive. Once they arrived it only took me 2 or 3 minutes to install. Started her up and went for a test drive. The rattling was gone, and my torque was restored. Very satisfied, thank you very much Paul.

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