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Kenetics Tuning 2.0T Intake Install [DIY]

I recently received the intake from Parts4Euro, and since it didn't have any instructions that came with it, I just dove in. They did send me instructions that were very simplified (which is all that most would need), but it wasn't until I installed it already.
*edit*Power Results thread*/edit*
I'll start off after getting the engine cover off, as there's already a DIY in the FAQ.
BTW - If this isn't detailed and enough steps for you, I can't help you, and likely no one can.

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Tools Needed/Recommended:
- Regular Flathead Screwdriver (one standard, and one stubby make things easier)
- 5/16 socket and rachet
- Torx T20
- Adjustable Pliers
- Extendable magnetic wand (you'll want it if you drop a screw)

KeneticsTuning Air Intake from Parts4Euro.com

Where the fun begins:

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After getting the engine cover off, you'll need to remove a couple more items.
The rear vertical tube:

The pieces on the backside of the grill:

You may also want to remove the tubing on the back of the noise booster to give you better access to the clamp on the rear tube:

Use your T20 driver to unsrew the front piece behind the grill:

Use pliers to move the clamp over the noise booster, and move it over the plastic part of the noise booster (being careful not to release it quickly).
*Don't release the clamp over the clips that hold in the MAF wire, as they can break off easily (found out the hard way). They're not needed, but obviously keep things looking nicer.

Pry off the "C" wire with a screwdriver (it just pops off vertically):

Set the piece of hose to the side:

Remove the MAF from the engine cover using your T20 driver:



Install the MAF into the "J" Kenetics pipe with the small intake hole facing away from the pipe bend (don't worry, you won't be able to screw it in if it's facing the wrong way):



Prepare one of the Kenetics tubing pieces to install in place of the vertical stock tubing at the rear of the engine:


Okay, the next step is likely the most difficult, and you'll want to cuss a few things, throw a few tools, and such, so be prepared. If you have adjustable pliers with shorter handles, it might be a little easier (key word: might).
As shown above, this is what you need to remove:

This is the clamp you need to get a grip on (visible from the left side):

This is the sign of victory:


Remember, that it's best to slide the clamp up (as pictured), and gently release it on a solid part of the hose (not the accordian area), otherwise, you'll have a heck of a time getting it back on in the future, if needed.
Next step... Take a break and release all that built up anger:


It's easy sailing from here. Install the prepped Kenetics tubing:



*You can use either a flat head screwdriver as shown, or a 5/16 socket. We found the socket with ratchet was a bit easier in the hard to reach spots like above.
Now, grab your Kenetics pipes and rejoice that you're on the home stretch:

Drop the "J" part of the J-Pipe into the Kenetics tubing, and tighten the upper clamp screw (pic shows using a ratchet):


Attach Kenetics tubing to the straight end of the pipe and attach the S-Pipe with the bracket on the inner side (there's an existing mounting point on the engine head to line it up with):



Use a simple nut/bolt/washer combo to fasten the bracket to the mounting point on the engine head (nut/bolt/washer not supplied):


Attach the tapered Kenetics tubing to the end of the S-Pipe, and attach the cone filter:



Get your stickahs out and slap one on the intake (where is up to you), and gaze at your finished product:


Store your stock parts, as you never know if you'll need them (a few screws not included in pic):

Now, go out and enjoy the cool sounds it gives off (especially when you gas it, then let off the gas quickly). Then come back and have a cold one and gloat in your victory of doing this yourself!

I'll be doing some dyno logging this weekend, and will post in another thread to follow up on the claims from KeneticsTuning.
*edited for speeling*


Modified by VWYankee at 11:48 AM 4-13-2006


Modified by VWYankee at 5:17 AM 4-17-2006
 

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Re: Kinetics Tuning 2.0T Intake Install [DIY] (Deception)

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The spelling on the stickers is wrong!

Ooops, never noticed that. I guess my spelling is wrong.... I'll edit it.
 

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Re: Kinetics Tuning 2.0T Intake Install [DIY] (g60ADAM)

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Nice!!!!! what made you choose K+ instead of waiting for the EVOMS???

With the search down, I can't locate the thread. In short, Parts4Euro was advertising this intake, and the claims they have listed on their site show ~25hp/tq increase just from the intake. They offered to send one out for trial, so I took it. It's the first time I've ever had an aftermarket intake on a turbo car, as I've never seen the benefit (for the money) before. I have my before numbers, and the first tests I ran immediately following the install were too inconsistent, so I'm waiting a couple days to let the ECU adjust to the intake, and do some logging this weekend.
 

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Re: Kinetics Tuning 2.0T Intake Install [DIY] (VWYankee)

ok, I remember you were one of the guys who got the free trial...... yeah, keep us posted, ur the first http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif


Modified by g60ADAM at 2:56 PM 4-13-2006
 

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Re: Kinetics Tuning 2.0T Intake Install [DIY] (g60ADAM)

Quote, originally posted by g60ADAM »
ok, I remember you were one of the guys who got the free trial...... yeah, keep us posted, ur the first http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

thread just got his as well, and just thanked me so he doesn't have to do a write-up, but just the install and logging.
 

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Re: Kinetics Tuning 2.0T Intake Install [DIY] (VWYankee)

Nice write up, thanx for taking the time for doing this now that there's 3 intakes on the market to choose from. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Kinetics Tuning 2.0T Intake Install [DIY] (VWYankee)

Looks like nice stuff, man. That was way more work than mine for my 1.8t. I hope it does something for you. I'm skeptical about keeping the filter INSIDE the engine bay. I just did mine for the sound anyway.
Great install job. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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yes!!! I definitely need sound clips http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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I'll try and get sound clips, but I've never done that before.
I'm not sure on the temp either. I don't imagine it's much different with it just being air going through there.
 

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Thanks for the writeup, Yankee http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif Can't wait to see the results. Fvtec was not as pleased with his CAI from the same company. We'll see.
 

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I like the Carbonics setup better for a few reasons. It takes air from in front of the grill not hot air from the engine bay. It retains stock engine cover and tubing so engine still has that finished look. The metal tubing is a MUCH better conductor of heat than the stock plastic you could add heat wrap to it though. It definatly needs to come off for service and or warrranty work. I would like to see dyno comparisons of the two different setups. The Carbonics unit treads the line on voiding warranty since your not removing all that much including messing with MAF sensor. Adding all that hot air reduces the gains from having an open filter. I would like to see them add an airbox too pull in cool air and add some heat wrap to the kit. Nice do ityourself theard though.
 

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Thanks for the writeup, Yankee http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif Can't wait to see the results. Fvtec was not as pleased with his CAI from the same company. We'll see.

Agreed. Those that remember the original thread know that this came about simply for a comparison of power stock vs. with this intake. As said, I've never been a fan of aftermarket intakes on VW/Audi turbos, since in 99.9% of the cases it does absolutely nothing for performance. Will this make a believer out of me? We'll see. I do know that the sound with this on is very slick, but not enough alone for me to spend that kind of money on one. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 
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