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This is the Do-It-Yourself of the install and cleaning of an aftermarket DV.
Before i start, i want to remind everyone that i already have an aftermarket dv in (hyperboost) so some of the steps might be slighty different. But ask me and i will help you.
Total time: Atleast 4 hours for a first timer. Once you did it once then it becomes easier but the problems will still be there.
What you need:

A jack, jackstands, Mobil 1 synthetic grease (for cleaning of dv), Needle nose, flat head screw driver, something to cut with, a rag and something to drink.
I like to take my headlight out because it will give me more light to work with. Light is going to be important on this job because light is an issue on the job. It is hard to see under there.


Once you get the headlight out you 'should' be able to see your stock dv. If you have the stock airbox in its going to be hard to see. Its almost camo down there so when you have to look very hard to see it. But its down there. Mine was pretty easy to see.
View from top.

Now its time to jack the car up. I jacked the car up with the center piece in the middle of the car. Then i used the frame to hold the jack stands.
Should be like this.

Now you need to get dirty and get under there. Your gonna get dirty, so face it. So there should be 3 screws down there holding the plastic skid plate on. You need the flathead to unscrew them but they pop right out

Next its time to find the DV. It on the passenger side right in front of your face. You cant miss it. It will be right here.

Notice. The clams on the stock dv will not have screws on them. They are pieces of metal that are pinched to make them tight. They are the biggest pain ive ever seen in my life. You will have to take a screw driver or something to pry them open a little bit then get something to cut them off. This will take the most time of it all. Be prepared. The stock hose clamps will looks like this.

Your gonna be in the postion for awhile.

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Once you get the DV out (if aftermarket) you are gonna wanna clean it.
How to clean it.
You unscrew the top. (This will take some serious arm power. Its on there very tight)


Next take out the metal piece.


You'll need to clean out the old grease inside. Take a rag and clean everything up inside it.
Once its clean its time to add a new coat of grease. Take out the Mobil 1 grease and get 2 fingers worth. Take it and spead it the whole way around the metal piece. Just a light coat.


Once you lube that also take a thin layer inside the dv. Just a light coat again.


Now screw everything back on and get ready to install it back in. Its really alot easier to put it back in once youve got new hose clamps with screws on them.
Another notice! If you have a hyperboost dv theres a good chance that your going to have to buy a new vaccum line because the stock vac line is crap and wont fit. Take your dv to lowes or home depot and see what hoses fit. I went and bought a fuel line. It only cost me 7 bucks and it fits pretty good.

Its alot easier to put it back in than take out but its no cake walk. You're gonna get mad. Its a fact.


Once its back in check for tightness on everything and put the skid plate back in the same way you took it out. Not a hard job once you get it lined up right.
Now let the car down slow and you should be done. Its not the best DIY but i think everyone gets the idea and such.
If you have any questiosn, ask me.

Have a nice day
 

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hell yeah! thanks a lot, i really appreciate the help, i needed it too! my dv is brand new so do i have to put the layer of greece on there? or is just take the old one out and put the new one in?
 

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Re: (WindsorGLX)

you dont need to grease the dv because its new..just take the old one out and put the new one in...
 

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Re: (HarvVAG)

pshhhhh hyperboost.
its all about the baileys..
Nice DIY harv. Btw. you look like your in your 40's but i know your not..
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Just one of the great reasons why I always check this site.
Aint no other site have such a top group of people sharing information and helping each other out.
TOP MAN for taking the time to demonstrate with pics...
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Re: DIY: Install/Cleaning of Aftermarket Diverter Valve (HarvVAG)

also can someone send this to the diy/faq thread?...i cant send IMs anymore
 

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dumb question...where is a good place to jack up the car and then put the jack stands? i just got my a4 a couple weeks ago so i am still learning everything, as you can tell from my name i used to have a jetta(totalled)
 

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Re: (WindsorGLX)

i jacked mine up in center of the front of the car..its a big black piece (almost looks like a box) and it held pretty good..then put the jack stands on the frame of the car..you should be able to tell with the pic
 

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four hours?!?

the time adds up...you have to set everything up right when your putting the jack stands in..then it takes for FOREVER to take those stock hose clamps off..it seriously is the biggest pain ever.
 

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Re: (HarvVAG)

i just put mine it, 1st time and it only took 45 min! the hoses were easy to take off, i was surprised how easy it was! great detailed DIY harv! thanks!
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yeah, i guess stock takes a bit longer...then once you rip those hoses off and realize you can't use them again but you're at home alone with no other car and you can't put yours back together cos you dont have new hose clamps...6 hours...
 

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yeah, mine did too so luckily i didnt have to go through that...this time. when i did my samco intake hose it just came with an assortment of clamps and i ran out of one i needed. i had to wait like an hour for someone to come home so i could goto the store and get another...
 

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another dumb question that i should know the answer to...how come my aftermarket dv isn't as loud as my stock dv? just curious lol

what mods are done to the car?
 
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