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walky_talky20
02-17-2016, 08:03 AM
I'm not sure why there hasn't been talk of this yet, seeing as UroTuning is currently the B5 A4 Forum Sponsor.

http://www.urotuned.com/058121132-CAST.jpg

I don't know how to get one yet, but more here:
http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php/691359-Gauging-Interest-for-B6-A4-1-8T-Metal-Coolant-Flanges

redline380
02-17-2016, 08:12 AM
Kinda mad since I just rigged up a 2.7tt flange on my sedan last year, but I did relocate the pipe underneath the intake mani.

But this is definitely winning. Will get one for the avant when it is released.

BaseDrifter
02-17-2016, 08:22 AM
Want.

Finally someone makes this a reality, only a decade late.

Rodgman15
02-17-2016, 08:49 AM
Bogus, i'm actually in the process of having one (10 actually) made for the under manifold setup, but it would be barbed like the B6 flange.

walky_talky20
02-17-2016, 10:43 AM
Part of me thinks that this is all a hoax and that photo is just a $5 aftermarket plastic flange with some silver spray-paint on it.

http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah276/walky_talky22/metal-flange-hoax_zpswx7mktfg.png

Why would UroTuning not at least have a thread drumming up interest in these, if it's real? I mean, they are literally the sponsor of our forum.

Rodgman15
02-17-2016, 10:59 AM
Part of me thinks that this is all a hoax and that photo is just a $5 aftermarket plastic flange with some silver spray-paint on it.

http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah276/walky_talky22/metal-flange-hoax_zpswx7mktfg.png

Why would UroTuning not at least have a thread drumming up interest in these, if it's real? I mean, they are literally the sponsor of our forum.

That's probably what it is to help promote the idea and advertise. I have a hard time believing someone from UroTuning would start that thread and not be serious about it. Hopefully in a few days i'll have a prototype in my hands of the ones we're fabricating. Not sure we'll do a B5 setup though, not looking to long-run produce these, so hopefully UroTuning pulls through.

walky_talky20
02-17-2016, 11:12 AM
I'm mostly joking. Seems odd that they made a thread asking if anybody is interested in the B6 flange, but that B5 flanges are already in the works (and we've heard nothing about it). I would think it would be the other way around: green light the B6 flange, and then see if there is still enough interest in the [admittedly] dwindling B5 community to make it worthwhile. The B6 version is the easier part to make, anyway. It has one less critical mating interface on it.

A1 A2 German
02-17-2016, 11:39 AM
For those doing my (or your own) undermount coolant conversion use the B6 flange (if they end up making it). Do not get the B5 flange regardless of plastic or billet.

redline380
02-17-2016, 11:46 AM
For those doing my (or your own) undermount coolant conversion use the B6 flange (if they end up making it). Do not get the B5 flange regardless of plastic or billet.

If a guy tried hard enough, he could use the b6 flange and a modified b6 coolant crossover pipe. Wouldnt be that hard

Kronprinz
02-17-2016, 12:00 PM
Why bother with a hard pipe at all, use b6 flange and a hose under the intake mani. No?

redline380
02-17-2016, 12:13 PM
Why bother with a hard pipe at all, use b6 flange and a hose under the intake mani. No?

Hardpipe for coolant overflow, oil cooler, and turbo return line fittings.

xdewaynex
02-17-2016, 12:20 PM
I would like to see a company make a silicone hose that connects from the B6 flange to the radiator, along with all the other coolant connections.

walky_talky20
02-17-2016, 01:00 PM
Waiting for the PM from UroTuning kindly asking me to take my ridiculous spray-paint picture down. [>_>]

BaseDrifter
02-17-2016, 01:22 PM
I wonder if they'd be open to a group buy for the release.

Kronprinz
02-17-2016, 01:47 PM
Hardpipe for coolant overflow, oil cooler, and turbo return line fittings.

Oh yeah, duh. I forgot theres a few nipple connections on it.

tar
02-17-2016, 02:50 PM
Saw this a few weeks back. If only it was similar priced to the mkiv setup
http://www.vwvortex.com/aftermarket-and-industry-news/eaa-engineering-releases-aluminum-flange-kit-for-transverse-1-8t/

ricekikr
02-17-2016, 06:06 PM
INA has them for cheaper $50 iirc. Not sure how much shipping from Canada would cost though

Edit: http://ink361.com/app/users/ig-356837600/iabedindustries/photos

Seerlah
02-17-2016, 06:41 PM
No import fees into the US. Same as shipping across the US, I would assume. USPS flat rate?

Kronprinz
02-17-2016, 06:45 PM
There's no United States Postal Service in Canada. lol

If we ship to Canada we can send USPS, but you can't receive USPS from Canada.

OverSpun
02-17-2016, 07:45 PM
I'm not sure why there hasn't been talk of this yet, seeing as UroTuning is currently the B5 A4 Forum Sponsor.

http://www.urotuned.com/058121132-CAST.jpg

I don't know how to get one yet, but more here:
http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php/691359-Gauging-Interest-for-B6-A4-1-8T-Metal-Coolant-Flanges

Too bad I replaced mine a few months back since the previous owner's shop "replaced it" when they broke it but they just fixed it with JB weld. Not surprised why it was always dripping.

Seerlah
02-17-2016, 08:00 PM
There's no United States Postal Service in Canada. lol

If we ship to Canada we can send USPS, but you can't receive USPS from Canada.

lol. The most obvious can escape me at times.

VanCityA4Q
02-18-2016, 03:41 AM
I just got one off e-bay no joke! http://m.ebay.ca/itm/371542314874
It's actually good quality as well and cheap, have at it I say! Anything is better than the plastic piece of crap you have to replace every time you remove it!

redline380
02-18-2016, 05:00 AM
I just got one off e-bay no joke! http://m.ebay.ca/itm/371542314874
It's actually good quality as well and cheap, have at it I say! Anything is better than the plastic piece of crap you have to replace every time you remove it!



https://memecrunch.com/meme/12CRB/they-do-exist/image.png?w=500&c=1

Rodgman15
02-18-2016, 05:21 AM
Hell, if that piece is legit i'd buy one.

andyrew
02-18-2016, 07:49 AM
This one has been out for a while....

http://www.uspmotorsports.com/Engine/Cooling/Cast-Aluminum-Coolant-Hose-Flange-1.8T.html?gdftrk=gdfV210471_a_7c4200_a_7c11544_a_7 c06A121132CAL&gclid=CJ2ayfzUgcsCFQepaQodRg0Kbw

walky_talky20
02-18-2016, 08:12 AM
I just got one off e-bay no joke! http://m.ebay.ca/itm/371542314874
It's actually good quality as well and cheap, have at it I say! Anything is better than the plastic piece of crap you have to replace every time you remove it!

VanCity, can you post some photos or a review on fitment and such when you get a chance?

GOODBYNAAIR
02-18-2016, 08:46 AM
I just got one off e-bay no joke! http://m.ebay.ca/itm/371542314874
It's actually good quality as well and cheap, have at it I say! Anything is better than the plastic piece of crap you have to replace every time you remove it!


VanCity, can you post some photos or a review on fitment and such when you get a chance?

x2 I need this if its a good part.

Turbo_B5
02-18-2016, 08:50 AM
INA has them for cheaper $50 iirc. Not sure how much shipping from Canada would cost though

Edit: http://ink361.com/app/users/ig-356837600/iabedindustries/photos

Contacting these guys.

Turbo_B5
02-18-2016, 09:03 AM
Contacting these guys.

$67USD shipped. $92CAD. Imma just let mine continue to leak. Hopefully that ebay one becomes in stock.

ricekikr
02-18-2016, 09:58 AM
I just got one off e-bay no joke! http://m.ebay.ca/itm/371542314874
It's actually good quality as well and cheap, have at it I say! Anything is better than the plastic piece of crap you have to replace every time you remove it!
$10! Out of stock somebody bought em all.

What search terms did you use? All i see are the plastic ones.

Turbo_B5
02-18-2016, 10:09 PM
http://i.imgur.com/oVGHmWq.png


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VanCityA4Q
03-25-2016, 09:35 AM
The eBay link has one for sale right now, only one left though hurry!
https://www.ebay.ca/ulk/itm/371542314874

Turbo_B5
03-25-2016, 09:41 AM
The eBay link has one for sale right now, only one left though hurry!
https://www.ebay.ca/ulk/itm/371542314874

just saying if you buy this it quite rough and needs some bad casting broken off from the inside so the engine doesnt ingest it.

walky_talky20
03-26-2016, 07:53 PM
Gah, sold out again. Dang it, why are these so rare?! They seem to be available in quantities of 4, once a month or something.

tar
03-28-2016, 08:25 AM
Just got my urotuning one. Fast shipping and seems of good quality have put it in my parts box for when I finally get around to reinstalling everything.

Turbo_B5
04-06-2016, 04:19 PM
Gah, sold out again. Dang it, why are these so rare?! They seem to be available in quantities of 4, once a month or something.

they have over 10 now.

czum09
04-06-2016, 05:29 PM
This will work on face lift models too?

tar
04-06-2016, 05:57 PM
This will work on face lift models too?

My uro tuning one does

walky_talky20
04-06-2016, 07:22 PM
they have over 10 now.

Thanks! Just bought 3 of them!

And these will fit all B5 1.8T engines. Yes, there is a different part number for AEB/ATW vs the AWM flange (the split does not correspond with the 99.5 interior/exterior facelift). That change is actually not important for the North American market. The sole difference is in the parts is 1 sensor port vs 2 sensor ports. And all North American B5 1.8T's only use one sensor. So you can use the single port AWM flange for all years of the B5 1.8T in North America. This results in less parts (plugs, o-rings, clips) and less potential leak points.

Turbo_B5
04-06-2016, 07:23 PM
Thanks! Just bought 3 of them!

I should of got more aswell.


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And these will fit all B5 1.8T engines. Yes, there is a different part number for AEB/ATW vs the AWM flange (the split does not correspond with the 99.5 interior/exterior facelift). That change is actually not important for the North American market. The sole difference is in the parts is 1 sensor port vs 2 sensor ports. And all North American B5 1.8T's only use one sensor. So you can use the single port AWM flange for all years of the B5 1.8T in North America. This results in less parts (plugs, o-rings, clips) and less potential leak points.




oooooooooooooooooooooo good to know.

walky_talky20
04-06-2016, 07:30 PM
I should of got more as well.

Just stocking up so I can later sell them back to you sorry lot at 2x the price when supply dries up.

Just kidding... (it will be 3x) [>_<]

RENOxDECEPTION
04-06-2016, 10:48 PM
Got one.

czum09
04-07-2016, 05:29 AM
Bought one. Mine is leaking currently!

walky_talky20
04-07-2016, 06:24 AM
It's funny. The reports of purchases in this thread directly correspond to how many the seller has available. Now just 5 left!

Rodgman15
04-07-2016, 10:09 AM
I picked up the last one in the last batch, cut the end off to work with under manifold crossover pipe. Will report back as to how it works.

RENOxDECEPTION
04-07-2016, 10:55 AM
Goal is to get a metal heatercore and put some AN fittings on them both.

Avant Nate
04-07-2016, 11:19 AM
I picked up the last one in the last batch, cut the end off to work with under manifold crossover pipe. Will report back as to how it works.

Just picked up one with hopefully the same plan. Wish someone would make a b6 one.

Rodgman15
04-07-2016, 11:21 AM
Just picked up one with hopefully the same plan. Wish someone would make a b6 one.

I know right, can't believe they haven't already. The casting made a flat spot on this one so a dremel was needed to make it as round as possible, but nothing extreme.

walky_talky20
04-07-2016, 02:24 PM
Still 5 left!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/371542314874?ul_noapp=true

Seerlah
04-07-2016, 03:44 PM
Doubt I'll ever use it, but...ordered [;)]

Wrath And Tears
04-07-2016, 06:05 PM
Ordered. Oil has been slowly leaking on mine for awhile now. Who knows how long till the plastic decides to give.

coolgraymemo
04-07-2016, 06:09 PM
Shit, they're sold out.

Wrath And Tears
04-07-2016, 06:17 PM
I think 3 people were watching when I ordered. They must have gotten emailed and then ordered.

GrapeBandit
04-07-2016, 07:47 PM
Shit, they're sold out.

im seeing 2 available

Avant Nate
04-07-2016, 08:33 PM
Ordered. Oil has been slowly leaking on mine for awhile now. Who knows how long till the plastic decides to give.

You've got some serious problems if you have oil leaking from this.

Wrath And Tears
04-07-2016, 08:35 PM
You've got some serious problems if you have oil leaking from this.

Leaking on it, from my valve cover.

walky_talky20
04-08-2016, 08:04 AM
Probably moreso the chain tensioner gasket/seal.

Wrath And Tears
04-08-2016, 09:32 AM
Shhhhh. I didn't want to spell tensioner. Words too hard.

VanCityA4Q
04-11-2016, 02:42 PM
Finally got my eBay one, fitment is great! Can't beat it for $10 usd lol http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160411/eef1ab58932f22e92d3c4bde4f3a1888.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160411/18d846346faf2e8dc0a2ed5c468e6399.jpg


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Wrath And Tears
04-11-2016, 03:31 PM
That small o-ring is for the coolant temp sensor, not part of the heater hose, unless you just have it there for storage. In that case carry on.

RENOxDECEPTION
04-11-2016, 04:41 PM
That poor o ring has a girthy friend.

walky_talky20
04-12-2016, 07:12 AM
Ooh. Can't wait for mine to come in.

So I can put it on the shelf with all the other parts I don't have time to install.

mysman
04-12-2016, 07:40 AM
Ooh. Can't wait for mine to come in.

So I can put it on the shelf with all the other parts I don't have time to install.

Lol, so true...

Avant Nate
04-12-2016, 08:36 AM
Ooh. Can't wait for mine to come in.

So I can put it on the shelf with all the other parts I don't have time to install.
I think if I spent half as much time working on my car as I did on this site, I would have been done a long time ago.

walky_talky20
04-13-2016, 04:35 AM
^lol. Very true. But I can't exactly wrench on my car while I'm at work. AZ, on the other hand...

Rodgman15
04-13-2016, 05:55 AM
^lol. Very true. But I can't exactly wrench on my car while I'm at work. AZ, on the other hand...

Whew. i was starting to think I was the only one [:D]

RENOxDECEPTION
04-13-2016, 09:10 AM
Do you guys think these will rust?

Rodgman15
04-13-2016, 09:16 AM
That's a good, good question! I know this one doesn't leak so I'm doing better than the plastic ones lol

RENOxDECEPTION
04-13-2016, 09:20 AM
Powder coat time, amiright?

rodgertherabit
04-13-2016, 09:24 AM
^^this lol

Avant Nate
04-13-2016, 09:54 AM
Do you guys think these will rust?

Thats not how it works.

RENOxDECEPTION
04-13-2016, 09:55 AM
Rust doesn't form on cast metal?

Rodgman15
04-13-2016, 10:07 AM
Had to look, they're aluminum alloy, so no rust. Corrosion maybe.

RENOxDECEPTION
04-13-2016, 10:15 AM
Ah okay [up]

walky_talky20
04-13-2016, 10:47 AM
No reason you couldn't still powder coat them. Just to show off. ;)

RENOxDECEPTION
04-13-2016, 10:51 AM
Hey guys! I'm so detailed, come look at the back of my engine!

RENOxDECEPTION
04-19-2016, 10:55 AM
Got mine today, came with the o ring in the same spot.

czum09
04-22-2016, 06:14 PM
Looks good!

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1543/26492560922_53b0bf4014_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Gn4inL)&lt;untitled&gt; (5) (https://flic.kr/p/Gn4inL) by Chris Zumwalt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/czphotography/), on Flickr

Turbo_B5
04-22-2016, 06:44 PM
Looks good!

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1543/26492560922_53b0bf4014_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Gn4inL)<untitled> (5) (https://flic.kr/p/Gn4inL) by Chris Zumwalt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/czphotography/), on Flickr

What about the inside? I am having to file and dremal the inside of mine abit. I also bought new o rings from the dealer.

czum09
04-23-2016, 03:45 AM
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1538/26312031020_1859237a83_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/G6738f)&lt;untitled&gt; (12) (https://flic.kr/p/G6738f) by Chris Zumwalt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/czphotography/), on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1480/26585191045_4d068e98aa_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Gvf45R)&lt;untitled&gt; (6) (https://flic.kr/p/Gvf45R) by Chris Zumwalt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/czphotography/), on Flickr

Mine looks pretty good, I might sand the inside slightly.

mysman
04-23-2016, 06:30 AM
Looks good!

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1543/26492560922_53b0bf4014_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Gn4inL)<untitled> (5) (https://flic.kr/p/Gn4inL) by Chris Zumwalt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/czphotography/), on Flickr

Problem I see with this design is the long ear of the o-ring flange is relatively unsupported, unlike the other flanges I've seen. When you try to tighten down the o-ring, the ear is going to flex. You may have trouble keeping the o-ring sealed.

Seerlah
04-23-2016, 03:38 PM
Mine came in like last week. Going to throw in the box full of other stuff I will never install, but good to have around just in case.

Turbo_B5
04-23-2016, 04:43 PM
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1538/26312031020_1859237a83_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/G6738f)<untitled> (12) (https://flic.kr/p/G6738f) by Chris Zumwalt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/czphotography/), on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1480/26585191045_4d068e98aa_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Gvf45R)<untitled> (6) (https://flic.kr/p/Gvf45R) by Chris Zumwalt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/czphotography/), on Flickr

Mine looks pretty good, I might sand the inside slightly.

Mine musta slipped past the non existent quality control.

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160423/58d21d4a7c5e13386bd7609b9bb48be5.jpg

Seerlah
04-23-2016, 09:57 PM
I'm def going to deburr mine if I ever do install it. File I think would be easiest route.

walky_talky20
04-28-2016, 03:40 PM
Just got my 3 in the mail. Took exactly 3 weeks. Nice work eBay. Your accurate delivery estimates have not gone unnoticed.

They do need deburred a little. Also the o-ring sealing areas are a little rough. I plan to smooth those out before installing. And I'm not sure how I feel about the included o-rings. Will probably get some from the dealer. Whenever I cheap out on o-rings, they fail in spectacular fashion.

Wizard-of-OD
05-13-2016, 05:52 PM
Hi Everyone,
I have known about this for some time and have been reserving to comment until we had all the facts infront of us.

It is no secret by now that I have been casting OEM replacement flanges for the VAG line up and now cast 10 different coolant flanges for various applications (racing and OEM).
I am confident in saying that most of our products if not sourced from USA are made right here in Canada unless it is silicone hoses which we know come from Taiwan/China.

I ordered 2 of these flanges from the ebay seller to see how they differed in comparison to ours (what you see on UROTuning , ECS , Eurowise , etc.)
Once I received them I sent one out to have the alloy examined. The other was examined closely and these are my notes:
1. Very rough casting
2. Flashing remains all in the cavities
3. Coolant temp sensor circlip groove looks like it was machined with a nail clipper
4. M6 tapped holes are not parallel to the mounting face.
5. The Heater core cup fitting does NOT fit onto the flange without grinding the tabs down (not an issue with a grinder) but this was present on BOTH flanges.
Which coincides with this:

Mine musta slipped past the non existent quality control.
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160423/58d21d4a7c5e13386bd7609b9bb48be5.jpg

Today I received the report back on the alloy and the results are not surprising.
If you ever looked @ the back of your 1.8T cylinder or ANY casted part out of Germany , the alloy would be stamped so as for sorting in the future.
Most 1.8T heads that I have seen (aside from the COSCAST heads) carry an ISO # of AlSi10Mg(Cu) i.e by ASTM (American standards / Canada included) is A360 . For reference , the SEM intake manifolds were casted using A365 and we use between A360 and A352 depending on the application and usage BUT any alloy we used at the casting level either had Magnesium (for strength) or Copper (for corrosion resistance).

That being said , the unfortunate part about the “chinese flange” is that is casted from AlSi12.
Why is this unfortunate? It does not have any Magenisum or Copper in it and the ASTM # is A413. Not in the more common 300 series for alloys.
If you want to learn more about casting alloys this is a good link:
https://www.mercalloy.com/aluminum-alloys-101/

Why does this matter? Essentially you paid for recycled coke cans and the scraps left on the floor of machine shops from a vendor who has an ebay shop selling a coolant flange in the same category as motorcycle handle bars…
When we started casting almost 3 years ago , there were production issues and midway we switched casting foundries but at no time did I make the choice to switch over to the far east (like other vendors).

So hopefully I can answer these questions:


Is the flange sold by vendors on here the same as this ebay link?

Unless it was sourced from us then NO it is not the same.



Issam,
Did someone copy your design? I think you are fooling people here

No one copied our design. Someone did the exact same thing we did. i.e. ordered an OEM flange from the dealer / whoever and reverse engineered it. Changed the material from Plastic to Aluminum and voila there is a cast alloy replica of an OEM part.



Why should we buy your flange at 5 times the price when we get this for $11 shipped! Shipped bro!

I know exactly what some of you will be thinking when reading this reply and that is I am using fear mongering to direct you away from the Chinese replicas.
Professionalism aside , I couldn’t care where you spend you money. It is your money for you to do as you wish and see fit. One critical point that most people here are overlooking when checking out the link on various vendor websites is:
1. The Warranty
2. Product support
3. The wasted G12/G13 when that flange fails (and it might like it did below):


> -----Original Message-----
> From: XXXX
> Sent: Thursday, May 12, 2016 2:29 PM
> To: Issam Abed
> Subject: Re: RE: RE: AEB Coolant Flange
>
> ordering one of your flanges tomorrow. The flange I got from that link peed coolant right at start up
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>

Look I get it ,
Everyone wants a deal and yes for the price of 1 flange you can buy 6 of them from China but here are the cold facts:
When you purchase a flange from a vendor here you get:
1. 1 year warranty no questions asked.
2. A part that does not look like it came straight out the casting foundry and was tossed in a toilet paper box
3. A part that has been professionally media blasted
4. Product support (he still has yet to hear back from the ebay seller as to a warranty claim not like another $11 won’t kill him)
5. Investment into a community that benefits you long term.

So when you need to change that flange again , factor in the time it takes to replace it if it failed.
I am not twisting anyone's arm here but curious what most of you think companies like us do with the money we get? Buying Lambo’s and chilling with Dan Bilzerian?

NO , aside from covering overheads and employing other gear heads like yourself , it goes into more product development to benefit YOU the end user.
A Concept that far east outlets will never grasp and by supporting them , you are only hurting the community.

Hope that clears things up.
Issam

tar
05-13-2016, 06:18 PM
[up][up]

Glad i supported uro over ebay

BaseDrifter
05-13-2016, 06:39 PM
Yup, just got my flange from Issam. There's definitely some casting marks, but nothing I can't clean up a bit.

Davdraco1
05-13-2016, 07:53 PM
I might have to pick one of these up for when I redo my coolant crossover pipe. Hmmm...

RENOxDECEPTION
05-13-2016, 10:10 PM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160514/9678f55d55fcd370abe11e3bcd090bdc.jpg

Flapper wheel took care of everything quickly.

RENOxDECEPTION
05-13-2016, 10:11 PM
Also be sure to use a metal clip from a 2.8 :)
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160514/d76ddd313578fe01982b8c33841a5e5d.jpg

GrapeBandit
05-14-2016, 06:29 AM
has anyone ran the $11 one off ebay yet? any issues with it besides having to clean some casting marks?

Turbo_B5
05-14-2016, 07:26 AM
has anyone ran the $11 one off ebay yet? any issues with it besides having to clean some casting marks?

car has gone only 3 kms but it works.

Rodgman15
05-14-2016, 10:13 AM
has anyone ran the $11 one off ebay yet? any issues with it besides having to clean some casting marks?
Been running mine since I got it probably 500 miles or so, no issues.

GrapeBandit
05-14-2016, 01:14 PM
car has gone only 3 kms but it works.


Been running mine since I got it probably 500 miles or so, no issues.
i am just trying to figure out all the fuss from Issam. i could care less if the material of the ebay ones is not the same the others, i mean christ, its replacing a plastic part, so im sure the metal will hold up just fine. its not an engine internal, or even a moving part.

Turbo_B5
05-14-2016, 01:20 PM
i am just trying to figure out all the fuss from Issam. i could care less if the material of the ebay ones is not the same the others, i mean christ, its replacing a plastic part, so im sure the metal will hold up just fine. its not an engine internal, or even a moving part.


Yea Someone has the panties in a bunch. Also I'm totally cool if it's made from recycled aluminum that's good for the environments.


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Rodgman15
05-14-2016, 01:21 PM
i am just trying to figure out all the fuss from Issam. i could care less if the material of the ebay ones is not the same the others, i mean christ, its replacing a plastic part, so im sure the metal will hold up just fine. its not an engine internal, or even a moving part.
All I know is the cheap aluminum one hasn't leaked a drop, and I've gone through 3 plastic coolant flanges in the last 2000 miles. Lots of fuss for nothing.

GrapeBandit
05-14-2016, 02:30 PM
Yea Someone has the panties in a bunch. Also I'm totally cool if it's made from recycled aluminum that's good for the environments.


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i could care less if its from recycled materials, not a big deal, all it does is flow coolant.


All I know is the cheap aluminum one hasn't leaked a drop, and I've gone through 3 plastic coolant flanges in the last 2000 miles. Lots of fuss for nothing.
cool. think i am going to order one lol

Turbo_B5
05-14-2016, 08:42 PM
Also be sure to use a metal clip from a 2.8 :)
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160514/d76ddd313578fe01982b8c33841a5e5d.jpg

any pn on the clip? FPR clip?

Believer
05-14-2016, 08:57 PM
any pn on the clip? FPR clip?
Definitely looks to be the same as the fpr clip. I could verify tomorrow.

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Rodgman15
05-15-2016, 05:30 AM
That's fucking brilliant, i'll find out in an hour when I get to my shop. I've been looking for alternative clips for forever now!

GrapeBandit
05-15-2016, 05:52 AM
im pretty sure my aeb has a metal clip already

Rodgman15
05-15-2016, 06:56 AM
im pretty sure my aeb has a metal clip already
Lucky you, my AEB does not lol. I've had nothing but trouble with coolant flanges until getting this aluminum one. Hit a bump on a gravel road hard enough once to break a plastic clip holding the CTS into the flange, what a joke.

I can confirm the metal clip from the FPR does in fact hold the CTS in place firmly (on my AEB anyhow), changing my plastic clip out now!!

GrapeBandit
05-15-2016, 07:01 AM
Lucky you, my AEB does not lol. I've had nothing but trouble with coolant flanges until getting this aluminum one. Hit a bump on a gravel road hard enough once to break a plastic clip holding the CTS into the flange, what a joke.

I can confirm the metal clip from the FPR does in fact hold the CTS in place firmly (on my AEB anyhow), changing my plastic clip out now!!
see, i have had 1.8t's since 2000, never had a coolant flange give way on me, not one time. thats why i never understood any of the fuss about these things. also never had a problem with any pinch bolts on the suspension haha. am i a lucky guy or what?[:D]

Rodgman15
05-15-2016, 07:05 AM
You are 100% lucky lol. California car? Cars in non-rust belt states tend to have good luck with pinch bolts, so that would make sense. I can't explain, or even come up with an excuse for my coolant flanges woes haha.

GrapeBandit
05-15-2016, 07:10 AM
You are 100% lucky lol. California car? Cars in non-rust belt states tend to have good luck with pinch bolts, so that would make sense. I can't explain, or even come up with an excuse for my coolant flanges woes haha.
nope, cold rough winter cars. nj,pa, & oh

Rodgman15
05-15-2016, 07:13 AM
nope, cold rough winter cars. nj,pa, & oh
Well sir, in that case you are 100% lucky lol.

GrapeBandit
05-15-2016, 07:23 AM
Well sir, in that case you are 100% lucky lol.
agreed.

sorry for sidetracking the recycled aluminum can coolant flange thread[:d] resume. ..

MarcRogers
05-15-2016, 10:04 AM
has anyone ran the $11 one off ebay yet? any issues with it besides having to clean some casting marks?

Do u have a link I can find this part. Is it the cast aluminum?

GrapeBandit
05-15-2016, 10:16 AM
Do u have a link I can find this part. Is it the cast aluminum?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/371542314874

MarcRogers
05-15-2016, 10:18 AM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/371542314874

Thanks!

GrapeBandit
05-15-2016, 10:44 AM
^no problem

Turbo_B5
05-15-2016, 11:55 AM
I can confirm the metal clip from the FPR does in fact hold the CTS in place firmly (on my AEB anyhow), changing my plastic clip out now!!

[up] Thanks buddy.

PsorianoPre99A4
05-15-2016, 05:43 PM
Mine from UROtuning is leaking.. worst than my plastic one! But I didn't file the mating surfaces. hmmm should I have gotten OEM seals? What seals you all use? I also didn't replace the seal from the hard pipe to flange, just reused it. I'm thinking that could be it.. But I guess moral of the story is I should have filed down the mating surfaces.. What tool you all use would sand paper work? lol

Turbo_B5
05-15-2016, 05:48 PM
Mine from UROtuning is leaking.. worst than my plastic one! But I didn't file the mating surfaces. hmmm should I have gotten OEM seals? What seals you all use? I also didn't replace the seal from the hard pipe to flange, just reused it. I'm thinking that could be it.. But I guess moral of the story is I should have filed down the mating surfaces.. What tool you all use would sand paper work? lol

I bought dealer o rings. No prep to surfaces with the Chinese flange.

PsorianoPre99A4
05-15-2016, 07:04 PM
I bought dealer o rings. No prep to surfaces with the Chinese flange.

Thanks, I'm going to go get some tomorrow!

- - - Updated - - -


I bought dealer o rings. No prep to surfaces with the Chinese flange.

What seals did you replace? All of them that connect from the flange?

BaseDrifter
05-15-2016, 07:58 PM
I bought one of the eBay ones and will compare it to Issam's when I receive it.

RENOxDECEPTION
05-15-2016, 08:10 PM
any pn on the clip? FPR clip?

Nope from a 2.8 coolant temp sensor! No part number unfortunately.

Avant Nate
05-15-2016, 08:25 PM
any pn on the clip? Fpr clip?
037133047a?
from https://www.ecstuning.com/Audi-B5_A4-Quattro-1.8T/Engine/Fuel/Pressure_Regulator/ES274566/

RENOxDECEPTION
05-15-2016, 08:31 PM
2.8l coolant temp sensor clip...

Turbo_B5
05-15-2016, 08:35 PM
2.8l coolant temp sensor clip...

ecs has it as plastic.

Turbo_B5
05-15-2016, 08:36 PM
037133047a?
from https://www.ecstuning.com/Audi-B5_A4-Quattro-1.8T/Engine/Fuel/Pressure_Regulator/ES274566/

yep

RENOxDECEPTION
05-15-2016, 08:36 PM
Literally went to pick n pull, popped the coolant temp sensor clip off and threw it in my car... Have been running it ever since.

walky_talky20
05-15-2016, 09:18 PM
Audi did this dumb thing where they redesigned the clip as plastic, and then didn't change the part number. So you cant even order the metal version. You just have to rob it from an older car.

Turbo_B5
05-16-2016, 12:08 AM
Audi did this dumb thing where they redesigned the clip as plastic, and then didn't change the part number. So you cant even order the metal version. You just have to rob it from an older car.

Good info. My aeb has a metal one.

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160516/fd2887d834545c142df7289911634d7e.jpg

UroTuning
05-18-2016, 01:50 PM
Thanks for all the orders guys! Still have these available and ready to ship :) - http://www.urotuning.com/Cooling-Flange-in-Cast-Aluminum-B5-1-8T-VW-Audi-p/058121132c-cast.htm

Turbo_B5
05-18-2016, 02:59 PM
Thanks for all the orders guys! Still have these available and ready to ship :) - http://www.urotuning.com/Cooling-Flange-in-Cast-Aluminum-B5-1-8T-VW-Audi-p/058121132c-cast.htm

For the price you are paying why is the coolant crossover pipe oring not included?

UroTuning
05-18-2016, 03:10 PM
For the price you are paying why is the coolant crossover pipe oring not included?

we can definitely provide one. I'm seeing the part number should be 058121687

Wizard-of-OD
05-20-2016, 07:40 PM
i am just trying to figure out all the fuss from Issam.

Yea Someone has the panties in a bunch.

Lots of fuss for nothing.

Not sure how educating the community on the differences between the vendor offering and the ebay offering classifies as "fuss" or "panties in a bunch".
Again:


I couldn’t care where you spend you money. It is your money for you to do as you wish and see fit.

If you guys are happy buying the ebay flange and spending 20 minutes with a dremel to clean up the casting flashing then all the power to you. At the end of the day my post was simply to bring light to supporting vendors that support this community.

10 years ago....infact 5 years ago....infact 1 year ago this product did not exist. Just please at the end of the day don't factor in the price of the product , factor in what it took to bring it to the community. By supporting knock off's / copies you are essentially telling vendors to not develop products for your platform which creates a stagnant community.
That is all.

Rodgman15
05-21-2016, 07:18 AM
Not sure how educating the community on the differences between the vendor offering and the ebay offering classifies as "fuss" or "panties in a bunch".
Again:


If you guys are happy buying the ebay flange and spending 20 minutes with a dremel to clean up the casting flashing then all the power to you. At the end of the day my post was simply to bring light to supporting vendors that support this community.

10 years ago....infact 5 years ago....infact 1 year ago this product did not exist. Just please at the end of the day don't factor in the price of the product , factor in what it took to bring it to the community. By supporting knock off's / copies you are essentially telling vendors to not develop products for your platform which creates a stagnant community.
That is all.

I agree with a bit of what you say.

At the same time, a fully functional piece can be had for 20-25% of what "vendors" are asking price wise. Why buy the cow when you're only hungry for a steak?

You've already said nobody has stolen design ideas or anything to that effect. So what that tells me is your product is obviously higher quality material, high quality craftsmanship, and that needs to be appreciated. I couldn't quit blowing plastic flanges apart, so when I had the opportunity to try the eBay piece, and it worked flawlessly, why wouldn't I point people in that direction?

I completely understand where you're coming from, and there's nothing wrong with trying to educate consumers on their options.

BUT,

Telling people they're creating a stagnant community because they aren't lining your pockets is some real BS. Some company in China created a "new" product, within the last year according to yourself. The demand was there, so whether it's you personally or another company creating it, why should I give half a shit, if it works? And what other factor then price is there to consider? They're exactly the same thing, one has better aluminum in it, which obviously isn't necessary as the "cheap" part has proven.

I'm not trying to be insulting, or put down anyone's work. But to come on the forums and cry because people found a cheaper alternative certainly isn't going to sell me parts, "vendors" or not.

Wizard-of-OD
05-21-2016, 07:26 PM
Why buy the cow when you're only hungry for a steak?
Great analogy but you are missing the part where a few months ago you did not even have steak.


But to come on the forums and cry because people found a cheaper alternative certainly isn't going to sell me parts, "vendors" or not.
No one is crying. These flanges have been successful so people see the value in a quality product. I am well aware of the cut throat activities that exist in this industry. The major point I am trying to raise is that when "other outlets" that do not support the community see a successful product they will copy the idea behind it.

I am not saying don't buy the ebay flange....I am saying by openly supporting the ebay flange you essentially telling vendors that invest time / money into products for your platform to go pound sand. i.e. the B5 platform is not worth it for them. Understand this point of view. I don't want to sound like I am beating a dead horse so I am going to bow out of this now. Best of luck with your future projects and keep on wrenching [wrench]

RENOxDECEPTION
05-24-2016, 12:29 PM
Took me 2 minutes with a dremel to fix the casting :)

Installed the part on Sunday and have zero leaks.
[up]

ricekikr
12-22-2016, 09:02 AM
Any new ebay links? Been out of stock for a while.

Turbo_B5
12-22-2016, 09:07 AM
unfortunately no. I could use a few more.

RENOxDECEPTION
12-22-2016, 09:46 AM
Messaged the seller like 3 times asking and he says they will be in stock soon.

never are though.