ECS Tuning Releases Manifold Port and Throttle Body Boost Tap Kits For Gen3 1.8T/2.0T Engines Share Comments Volkswagen’s newly designed EA888 Gen3 engine operates in improved efficiency and power production as compared to previous generation engine platforms. However, with advanced technology, comes great obstacles in engine tuning and modifications. With the Gen3 engine’s closed vacuum system there was no easy method to tap into engine vacuum / boost pressure. The engineers at ECS Tuning went to the drawing board to derive to a great solution and overcome this complication. During their product testing phase, the engineers at ECS found that other methods of acquiring a manifold signal, such as spacing the MAP / IAT sensor on top of the intake manifold, lead to skewed data being transmitted to the ECU. They found that intake air temperatures were reading lower (15-20° F at WOT), ignition timing was off (as much as -5°) and air /fuel ratio was richer (+1.0 point by 5,000 RPM). This directly translated into engine power dropping by as much as 6 WHP on an untuned vehicle! In lieu of the MAP / IAT spacer, they came up with two expertly designed and tested boost tap options. This gives you two different methods to choose from based on your particular needs! Throttle Body Boost Tap Kit The ECS Billet Aluminum Throttle Body Boost Tap Kit conveniently adds two boost / vacuum ports to your Gen3 engine for any of your specific needs. Located between the intake manifold and throttle body, this location provides a strong pneumatic signal and allows for a completely reversible installation. If you’re looking for a clean, stealth-like install, that can easily be put back to original condition, look no further. Manifold Port Boost Tap Kit For an easy installation, ECS Tuning also designed their Intake Manifold Port Boost Tap Kit. This allows a clean, unobstructed installation in the unused, driver’s side manifold port. It offers up to three vacuum fittings to operate multiple pneumatic devices, such as a boost gauge, water meth switch or aftermarket blow off valve. The included puncture tool ensures clean, precise and risk-free piercing of your intake manifold. Through observations during product testing, ECS found no debris or loose material in the manifold after puncturing the intake with their kit. Choose the best option to suit your needs with their expertly engineered Boost Tap Kits! In-house designed and made in the U.S.A., you can expect nothing short of the best performance and longevity with these ECS Boost Tap Kits, all shipped for free*. ECS Part Numbers and Applications: ECS Throttle Body Boost Tap Kit Part #: ES2984817 Installation PDF Applications: VW Beetle 1.8T/2.0T Gen3 ’14+ VW B7 Passat 1.8T Gen3 ’14+ VW MK6 Jetta 1.8T/2.0T Gen3 ’14+ VW MK7 Golf/GTI/R 1.8T/2.0T Gen3 ’15+ ECS Manifold Port Boost Tap Kit Part#: ES2986667 Installation PDF Applications: VW Beetle 1.8T/2.0T Gen3 ’14+ VW B7 Passat 1.8T Gen3 ’14+ VW MK6 Jetta 1.8T/2.0T Gen3 ’14+ VW MK7 Golf/GTI/R 1.8T/2.0T Gen3 ’15+ About ECS Tuning Specializing in OEM and aftermarket replacement parts and accessories, ECS deftly balances the global concerns of a worldwide industry leader with the accessibility and commitment to accountability typically characteristic of smaller companies. * Free shipping applies to the contiguous 48 United States.