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Info: Euro VR6s have no snow screen!

From Uwe.Ross@pobox Mon Jun 07 22:34:20 -0400 1999
From: Uwe Ross <Uwe.Ross@pobox>
To: gti-vr6@dev.tivoli
Subject: [gti-vr6] Trap Door on airbox...
Date: Mon, 07 Jun 1999 22:34:20 -0400
> Date: Mon, 07 Jun 1999 15:06:48 -0500
&gt; From: "Rodrigues, Manuel" &lt;&#77;anny.Rodrigues&#64;<img src=/i/dc.gif border=0 width=35 height=15>&gt;
> Subject: [gti-vr6] Trap Door on airbox...

> That trap door's supposed purpose is for when your
> "sno-screen" gets too clogged up with debris and the
> engine cannot pull air in from the outside, that trap door
? (spring loaded one) is opened by suction so your engine can
> get air to breathe.  It has nothing to do with wide open
> throttle driving, as far as I know.

An interesting thing I've been meaning to mention:  One of the guys on the
German vwVR6 list was poking around the library and found this
h t t p ://

This URL is now at:

asked me "what the hell is that and where did it come from?"   So I tried to
explain it to them.  When several of them swore there was no screen in their
airboxes I posted this pic: and said "now tell me you
don't have this".  Indeed, they don't.  No snow screen, no spring loaded trap
door, none of that nonsense in the German Golf VR6.   So I went poking around
in the Euro parts catalog.  It turns out that there are two airboxes for the
VR6 Golf.  The "regular" one and the one for "cold countries".   Guess what?
We get the one for "cold countries".

- -Uwe-
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