This device, nicknamed the Doggie Collar by its inventor, replaces the factory clip that connects the intake hose to the intake manifold on Pumpe Duse Engines. It is not uncommon for the clips, or hose barbs to wear, causing a boost leak and loss of power. Usually this power loss is accompanied by an increase in smoke seen from the exhaust.
The kit consists of a plate, spacers, and long bolts, and can be installed in about 10 minutes. Also fits some Mk5 model cars where intake tube from the intercooler meets up with the intake manifold.
Now includes new Viton O ring
This device replaces the factory clip that connects the intake hose to the intake manifold on Pumpe Duse Engines. Kit consists of a plate, spacers, long bolts and can be installed in about 10 minutes.
- 10 mm Open End Wrench or 10 mm Socket
After removing intake hose to intake manifold connection, replace existing O-Ring with New and Improved Viton O-Ring, which creates a better seal than the factory one. The plate is not symmetrical so line up the KermaTDI logo towards the passenger side of the vehicle. Remove both bolts (possibly retainer wire). Install bolt, washer and spacer in the bottom hole and get it started. Do the same with the top hole and tighten it to about 10 NM. The threads may stick out a bit on the back side.
Got this to fix my hose kept blowing off under any kind of pressure and now works great and was easy to install! A bit costly but glad I have it. Unknown on 26th Sep 2016
Easy instructions, Perfect fit. Thank you Kerma! Unknown on 12th Sep 2016
This product is a very good ideal and it will fix lots of the bew problem Dennis on 12th Sep 2016
The BHW requires this bracket be installed on the bottom of the EGR flap rather than the top as with the BEW. This make the installation a bit more difficult due to a lack of room accessing the inner mounting location. This info should be added to the instructions to avoid confusion, since the bolt holes do no line up when attempting to install per instructions. Doug on 12th Sep 2016
The hose hasn't popped out since. This piece holds the the hose flange tight. V on 10th Sep 2016
Fixed my boost issues immediately! Great product. Thanks to everyone posting on forums you saved me alot of $$$$ keeping my car from the dealer by recommending this fix and KERMITDI. Scott on 21st Jul 2016
I just put this on our '04 TDI that has 300,000 km on it this afternoon. It was very quick and simple to do and the result is the connection at the intake manifold is tight...tighter than it was with the factory clip and nub connection. Now...I hope they put it back when I have them change my timing belt later this month... Unknown on 4th Jul 2016
Really a decent unit that fits perfect and easy to install. I have already recommended it to some friends. A little pricey so just 4 stars. Unknown on 20th Jun 2016
Brilliant design, easy installation. I immediately noticed an increase in power because my inlet hose had been leaking boost. Great investment. Only wish I had done it sooner. Also, the air freshener that Kerma sent me smells amazing! Haha Justin on 13th Jun 2016
I put this on my 2004 golf tdi and it completely connected it to my egr valve. It still holds well and is very easy to install. Unknown on 9th Jun 2016
If you are reading this review, stop and buy it. If you THINK you need this you do. It is definitely worth the money. I was leaking oil from this spot(catch can next) and my connection was very loose. After putting this on I could hear more of the whine of my turbo at lower speeds and I DEFINITELY have more power. Especially at the end of 3rd and 4th gears. The end of 4th used to have next to no power above 4k RPM, now it still pulls hard. Spirited Driver on 21st May 2016
It's just a piece of metal, a couple bolts, and some spacers. Simple, effective, easy to install, and looks nicer than it needs to. Pricey for what it is, but cheaper than replacing the hose. Dan on 24th Mar 2016
Very easy to do. Nicely thought out simple fix. Unknown on 5th Mar 2016
I like this kit however the price is way over the top... So I'm giving it 3 stars! Brent S. on 20th Feb 2016
When that hose pops off the first time, you think your engine has blown. A little search led me back to Kerma and I'm coming here first next time. Really brilliant, simple remedy.
Not sure if there were supposed to be washers in the kit, but there weren't and the washers from the old bolts could not be removed so I had to make a trip to the store. That's a small thing. Car runs great now.
Thank you! Unknown on 5th Feb 2016
Installs in a jiffy, even outside at 10 deg. Only problem o-ring needs to be warmed up a bit to stretch over fitting. All BEW engines need this, no more worries about whether the coupling is leaking and when to replace it. Jim on 25th Jan 2016
My boost hose apparently was missing the O-ring and was leaking oil everywhere. Now with the new improved O-ring it is sealed tight and nothing leaks out. (Catch Can in the future) Pretty simple to install, I only used a 10mm wrench and a deep well socket. Will need a hex bolt to remove the existing bolts, wanna say size 6mm. Looks great, I did sand the logo some as it was very sharp from the cut isn't necessary though; will probably polish it in the future anyway. Since install I have noticed improvements with hills and during acceleration from dead stop. Hope this all helps Scheibe on 12th Dec 2015
After having trouble with my TDI, I was dismayed to realize I had a $100+ problem on my hands when I stumble onto a TDI forum and hear about this product. It arrived in just a couple of days, was easy to install and saved me a lot of money- I don't know how it gets any better than this. Thomas on 20th Sep 2015
The previous owner of my car made a rig to keep the hose on that looked trashy. I thought this was the cure to my limp mode problems but it wasn't. Very nice part though. Will be buying from kerma again. Unknown on 16th Aug 2015
The kit is the only one I have seen which works perfectly Unknown on 23rd Jun 2015
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