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Avant1.8BT
01-19-2009, 03:16 PM
all of a sudden here a jingle, so i look under the front of my car...
http://i42.tinypic.com/2wnxpv7.jpg


AWESOME.

t1demont1
01-19-2009, 03:44 PM
wtf is that?

zrowcool
01-19-2009, 03:45 PM
whats that from? doesnt look familiar.

danphines
01-19-2009, 03:50 PM
looks like the piece that holds up the side front bumper clips but i cant be sure

njm23
01-19-2009, 04:23 PM
First thought to me was a brace, kinda looks like the intake mani brace or something.. idk

Do I win anything? lol

Vreihenmotor6
01-19-2009, 06:07 PM
I think it is an intake man brake as well

VTAudiA4
01-19-2009, 08:10 PM
[rolleyes]Not needed. Weight Reduction. haha[o_o]

biketsai
01-19-2009, 08:12 PM
It almost looks like a sway bar support

Tifun
01-19-2009, 08:20 PM
its an ebay knockoff control arm.

T3hD0gg
01-19-2009, 08:20 PM
I think it is an intake man brake as well

Eh? Way too thick at the connections to be the intake manifold brace.

1NaudiA4
01-19-2009, 09:08 PM
lol its a brace for the snub mount bracket at the front of the motor i believe.

Poopie
01-19-2009, 09:22 PM
It is 100% intake manifold brace. If you take off the throttle body boot you will see the threaded hole that it bolted to. I have no idea whey they made it so robust.

nji14
01-19-2009, 09:35 PM
more pics?

T3hD0gg
01-19-2009, 09:37 PM
It is 100% intake manifold brace. If you take off the throttle body boot you will see the threaded hole that it bolted to. I have no idea whey they made it so robust.

Must be an older brace then because my car has a less robust version. The ends are flat on mine and the center is rounded.

Avant1.8BT
01-19-2009, 10:02 PM
It is 100% intake manifold brace. If you take off the throttle body boot you will see the threaded hole that it bolted to. I have no idea whey they made it so robust.

ding ding ding, you are the winner. it comes lose about every month, i tightened it yesterday then beat the shit out of my car and it must have really vibrated.

oldblu
01-19-2009, 10:30 PM
I'm still gonna guess. Is it the transmission?

TighTT
01-19-2009, 10:38 PM
[rolleyes]Not needed. Weight Reduction. haha[o_o]

LOL! [:p]

Poopie
01-19-2009, 10:41 PM
Must be an older brace then because my car has a less robust version. The ends are flat on mine and the center is rounded.

Its because you have an AWM. The supports are different because of the accessory mount is difference to accommodate the internal water pump.

zrowcool
01-20-2009, 05:26 AM
maybe you should put some threadlock on it. keep it from vibratin out.

pac1085
01-20-2009, 05:31 AM
I'm pretty sure that's the brace that holds the (stock) turbo to the engine block, not the throttle body (the throttle body one is a lot chintzier)..but I've never seen an AWM one.

Avant1.8BT
01-20-2009, 07:33 AM
maybe you should put some threadlock on it. keep it from vibratin out.

i have, and will again. but now i need to source new bolts becuase i forget/dont know the size of them.

anyhelp on bolt sizes?

its off an aeb/atw motor.

Poopie
01-20-2009, 09:04 AM
they are m8 bolts. you don't need the brace. I didn't put mine back on for 2 years.

njm23
01-20-2009, 09:20 AM
Yeah, I think I took off just about every brace on the engine except for my snub mount on my car lol.. No issues, I run track density motor mounts too, so the motor vibrates like hell

Avant1.8BT
01-20-2009, 10:30 AM
Yeah, I think I took off just about every brace on the engine except for my snub mount on my car lol.. No issues, I run track density motor mounts too, so the motor vibrates like hell


yeah im running street density now. its was to cold and im to lazy to put it back on, i will in the summer when i rebuild my motor again.

also notice that one of my knock sensors was completly off so i found a bolt for that and put it back on.