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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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