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      03-07-2013, 01:01 PM   #1
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Why You Need An Active Autowerke ChargePipe. (Pictures Inside)

Hi guys,

I have seen plenty of blown charge pipes in my time at Active including two of my own but this case was a little special so I decided to reiterate how dangerous these OEM Pipes can be.

My customer called me a few days ago complaining about the car not making any boost and a check engine light on the dash. Unfortunately he was not able to make it into the shop for 3 days due to work and continued to drive the vehicle.

Upon Arrival I immediately opened the hood and found the charge pipe broken and hanging off the throttle body which was no surprise. However while I was showing the customer what potentially could of happened if the plastic went into the throttle body I found the rubber o-ring stuck on the throttle valve which I easily pulled out with my fingers. This was a real shock to the customer to find out his stock engine could of been destroyed if this o-ring became unstuck and how important it is to switch over to our metal one.



The car in these pictures is 100% stock besides a coilover suspension.

You can see the charge Pipe broken in 3 main spots.





O-ring on the right found in the throttle Body


Do not wait till your pipe breaks.. Fix the Issue Now!

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      03-28-2013, 12:34 PM   #2
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how much for an n54?
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Andrew, that chargepipe is very gorgeous.

Nice craftsmanship!

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Andrew, that chargepipe is very gorgeous.

Nice craftsmanship!

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there are a lot of N54's on the road with stock charge pipes. It would be really odd for this to be a common problem, perhaps even a recall would be necessary.
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there are a lot of N54's on the road with stock charge pipes. It would be really odd for this to be a common problem, perhaps even a recall would be necessary.
We have seen dozens of n54's break as well. I just swapped one out this week that had a cracked diverter connector. Without a smoke test it would of been impossible to find.
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Andrew, that chargepipe is very gorgeous.

Nice craftsmanship!

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They are on special right now if anyone needs one.
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First thing that should be done on an N55 regardless of anything else.
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Is the special for less than $299 on the website? Interested in a N55 CP.

Thanks
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No its cheaper than that. Shoot me an email for more info Afish@activeautowerke.com
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Can I get one with a flange for a tial bov? If so how much shipped to 71461?
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Can I get one with a flange for a tial bov? If so how much shipped to 71461?

N55 has a diverter built on the turbo.
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Sorry about that. Lol I don't know why I thought I was in the N54 section.
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