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12V and 24V VR6 Intake Manifold Bushings

$49.99
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0.50 LBS
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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

Applications:
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. 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.
    Thanks


  2. 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.


  3. Best quality best service and shipping 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd 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.
    Thanks


  4. Shy on instructions 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Apr 2016

    The bushings worked well...no more rattle. I would have considered a 5 star rating if some simple information about the initial fitting of the "shift rod" was mentioned and end plate O rings where included.
    In order to install the "shift rod" I had to file and sand the opening of the intake manifold in order to allow the new bushings to pass through on installation. The added clearance is REQUIRED. Keep sanding and filing until the bushings clear. The removed material is plastic so some dust in the motor on start probably results in no harm at all. An O ring for the front and rear end plates would have be a nice touch to ensure a proper seal and some peace of mind.

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    Pete : Thanks for your honest response and please do note that you can always call me directly for any question. I usually either answer, or respond within a few hours . 404-556-6663.

    Some intake manifolds are a bit tighter than others and do require the sanding you mentioned at the throat inlet. It is best to sand the intake itself and not the bushings because once the bushings are in their final resting place, they will be looser, as there has likely already been wear caused by the OEM bushings beating against the manifold at that location.

    We have to make our bushings a tad larger to establish that pinch fit which prevents the rattles.

    Regarding the O-rings, these are unfortunately VW only items and they charge quite a bit for them. We can get them from VW, price is around $20-30 for them. Let us know, or you can just order them from VW directly. Most do not replace those o-rings as they dont really wear.


  5. Oversea success 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Apr 2016

    Touareg 3.2 24V with 130.000 km. Loud rattles between 3000 and 4000 rpm until the valve switch above 4k rpm.
    I' ve followed Gruven parts advices and have changed the bushings today.

    Real great product, engine sounds like brand new now.
    My personnal experience confirlms it is better to take some WD40 or equivalent with you for easier mounting of the rod with the new bushings, as it may be tight when new, and pay real attention to the axial centered position of the rod inside manifold (should be free to rotate) before bolting both caps. If axial position of the rod is not centered, then one of the caps will prevent the rod to rotate freely.

    Thanks from France


  6. best quality as well as shipping service 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Mar 2016

    Spoke to Paul directly what a cool and easy person to deal with the parts came quick and are made with quality

    Thanks again


  7. Great product, really tight fitment. 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Mar 2016

    After some light sanding on the intake, the bushings, some WD40, and the right choice of curse words, i was able to get mine to finally(and forcefully) slide into the intake. After talking with Paul he made it clear that the fitment was supposed to be a very tight squeeze as it its to prevent future rattling and noise. The only reason I have given 4 stars and not 5, is a little bit of forewarning on a piece of paper included with the bushings would have been helpful. I'm still overall very happy with these bushings, car is nice and quiet and the cross-over at 4k is now more distinct and the intake is now more throaty and aggressive.

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    Thanks Jon I appreciate the review. Yes the tight fitment is crucial to prevent rattles. Im glad you got it sorted, as always call me with any issues. Take care and let us know what else you need!

    Paul@GruvenParts.com


  8. First time customer 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Feb 2016

    Easy ordering the parts needed. Timely delivery and worked perfect! My car is running fantastic? I will definitely order from you again & will tell others!


  9. Met if not exceeded expectations. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Feb 2016

    I have a 12V VR GTI that has had a rattling shifter rod since I got it. The rattle was so intense I could easily hear it in the cabin. After doing some research I was under the impression I would end up buying a new shifter rod and manifold due to wear. I took a chance and ordered these alone to see how much improvement these would make, and it is 100% rattle free. Install was easy, I used vaseline to lube all of the bushings and contact points. Good product, I would definitely recommend to a friend.


  10. 2004 Touareg V6 Intake Rattle - SOLVED 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Jan 2016

    Just purchased an 04 Touareg V6 Jan 2016 with 95k miles. We found a slight rattle from the intake manifold when getting on/off the throttle. After a couple searches, I came across these bushings as the most likely culprit.

    Ordered them up, followed the supplied DIY, and SHAZAAM!!! No more rattle.

    THANKS GRUVEN PARTS!!!


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