As part of the Dual Side Mount Intercooler mod, I decided to relocate my Diverter Valve(DV) for the following reasons:
-Easy access at the time
-Recirculate cooled air vs warm air
-Faster DV response
-Less turbo spool down on shifts and off throttle
-Easy access to the DV (apparently these need to be rebuilt every oil change... ?)
-and apparently its louder!!

I sourced a DV from 034 for $120. Forge makes one too, 007, but comes with more pieces and is twice the price.

All B6 1.8t in North America only received one(driver) side mount intercooler. B6 1.9TDIs(Engine code BEX) across the pond got two side mounts. You can buy all that stuff, but its gets expensive in a hurry, or you can simply grab everything from a B7 2.0T. During one of our part outs, I corralled all the gear together to sell to someone for 100 bucks. But the only one interested wanted me to install it as well, and he wasnt to sure what the purpose for two intercoolers was. This 6spd came along and thought, this was the perfect free upgrade to do.

-Heater core 8E1 820 031
-SAI delete and JHM block off plate
-Oil dip stick and tube replace
-Headlights replaced with bi-xenon units
-Passenger rear wheel well liner could be replaced
-Valeo Kit - Clutch, pressure plate, single mass flywheel, throw out bearing
-Pilot bearing replaced 056105313C
-ECS 6 speed short shifter install
-B7 A4 calipers installed
-Front Brembo pads and rotors installed
-Stoptec stainless steel lines installed in front

Here it is, yet another silver B6. But here is why. Let me back it up a bit. Shortly after acquiring my co-workers silver, automatic, front wheel drive(CVT) B6, for winter… I was quickly criticized from everything with an asshole, condemned from the inner circles I’ve worked on for the last 33 years of my life, disbanded from my family, egged and ridiculed anywhere I drove. But that’s not what pushed me over the line. One day it snowed, I took the CVT out and it was the lamest thing I drove since old man winter. I jumped into angs 3.0 and thought, how the fuck am stuck with the CVT. After many failed attempts to try and switch the cars without ang knowing, it became apparent that I was stuck with the CVT for the winter… well unless I found something else.

Enter the relentless Kijijijiji searching. No different from any other day really. This unit came up for 2k. It was manged a bit, but it was 6spd and had some work recently done to it. 6spd is quite desirable, and usually commands a premium, but I’m sure people saw the quarter panel and kept looking. I asked a question one week, and got no response. I then sent a message, ”take 1k?” after about a week later he said come take it. I had the Huff do a 402 point inspection on it, as I was out of town, and once he deemed the roof rails to be acceptable, he locked it in for me with a deposit. Drove it home on the weekend from Qc without any issues and started tearing into it.

Hopefully I can bring this unit up to par quick enough for the winter season, but if not, it'll still be a solid car to beat around in the summer. Not sure what the plans are for the CVT, maybe sell it, or keep it in the family as a B car. nothings really wrong with it other than a leaky transmission seal. But who doesnt have that?


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