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Tech-Info: Charger Intake Hoses

Charge air hoses must satisfy special requirements. Find out why charge air hoses fail and what VAICO experts recommend!




Charger intake hoses are an essential component of the charge air system. They guide the pre-compressed and heated air through the charge air cooler to the intake manifold.


  • Transport of pre-compressed and heated air
  • Process temperature fluctuations
  • Damping or buffering of vibrations
  • Motion and tolerance compensation enable
  • Resistant to ageing
  • be oil-resistant 
  • Engine check-light turns on
  • Loss of performance 
  • Loud running noise when accelerating  
Reasons for failure
  • Hoses are dirty with engine oil 
  • External damage due to abrasion 
  • Fatigue due to aging  
Consequential damages
  • Loss of performance  
Recommended by the experts:
  • Regularly check for external cracks 
  • Make sure that all hoses are installed in the proper mounting position
  • Regularly check for leaks in the turbocharger area
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Charger Intake Hoses by VAICO

  • More than 30 Expert Kits +: Charger Intake Hoses incl. brackets
  • Q+: more than 500 charger intake hoses in OEM quality
  • High-quality material: Quick connectors and clamps in OEM quality
  • FPM seals
  • High quality material according OEM (CR, AEM, HAT-ACM, FKM/VMO)
  • stable fabric reinforcement made of Kevlar®


Charger Intake Hose

VW Passat (B6)
Škoda Superb

X-Ref: 3B0 145 828 G kit V10-5299
Charger Intake Hose

VW Passat (B6)
Škoda Superb

X-Ref: 3B0 145 834 AC kit V10-5300
Charger Intake Hose

VW Passat (B6)
Škoda Superb

X-Ref: 3B0 145 834 N kit V10-5301
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