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Moving/replacing IAT - Inlet Manifold Air Temperature Sensor on VR6

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Hi all - been doing a bit of research and the general consensus seems to be that the stock VR6 IAT suffers from poor design and heat soak. Some seem to advise replacing with a sensor from a 1.8T and moving it closer to the air box.


Has anyone done this mod or have any opinions/experiences and feedback? I would be looking for part numbers etc. and obviously you would need to extend the loom and maybe fit a new plug for this to work. Where would be the best location - before or after the air filter? The newer sensors look like they use a wire element, so I guess after is better to avoid damage and contamination.


Any input welcome - will also be looking for a stock VR6 airbox to modify if I decide to go ahead with this.

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