Diagnosis and Replacement DIY for your 2.0T Turbo Recirculation (DV) Valve

September 26, 2013
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The part that is going to be discussed below is the latest revision for VW/ Audi # 06H145710D

The diverter valve is a part of the turbocharger system that releases boost when the throttle is snapped shut. But this component should remain sealed off when under boost to prevent any leaks in intercooler system. When the diverter valve fails, you can get a couple different issues that will appear on your VW/Audi.When this valve fails, it is usually a mechanical failure. The original style valves installed on the FSI engine and early TSI engines had a rubber diaphragm inside that was prone to tearing with age, oil contamination and elevated boost levels(chipped cars).

 

Pierburg 2.0t Diverter Valve (Rev D) for #06H145710D (Same exact part as the OEM one minus the Logo)

2.0t Diverter Valve (DV) Rev D

OEM VW/ Audi 2.0t Diverter Valve 06H145710D

OEM 2.0t Diverter Valve (DV) Rev D

 

Once this rubber diaphragm tears, you get a boost leak right at the turbocharger that can cause:

– Boost drop under acceleration(indicated on boost gauge)

– Noticeable performance loss

– Excess intake noise/air surging sound under acceleration

– Fault code P0234 – Turbocharger Over boost

– Fault code P0299 – Turbocharger Under boost

 

 

 

This DIY was performed on a 2009 GTI with the 2.0T TSI engine. The diverter valve is located in the same spot on all VW and Audi FSI TSI engines with a factory K03 turbocharger.

 

You can find the most Updated Revisions “D” of this 2.0T FSI or TSI DV here

 

Tools needed to perform this repair:

– 5mm Allen(either long reach or with a short extension) and driver

– Jack/jack stands

 

 

1. First and foremost is safety. When working under the car, make sure it is very sturdy and not going to fall!

 

2. Lift the vehicle with a jack using the appropriate jack-points of your car. These are the points where the pinch-welds are doubled up. There are also arrows stamped into the lower rocker of the car indicating where they are. Once lift to the appropriate height,secure the car with jack stands and check to make sure it’s sturdy.

 

3. Sliding under the passenger side of the car, locate where the DV you will be replacing. It is located straight up from the axle and is bolted to the side of the turbocharger compressor housing. Circled below in the picture.

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4. Next you need to release the electrical connector and get it out of the way. This connector is like 99% of the other connectors on the vehicle and has the single release. Using your thumb, release the clip and slide connector down as shown.

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5. Next, you will see 3 bolts holding the diverter valve to the turbocharger. Remove these using the 5mm allen to free it up. The one is hiding on bottom edge.

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6. Once loose, just slide the valve out of the turbocharger and inspect. If you have one of the early diaphragm valves,you will see an orange or teal colored rubber material. Inspect it for damage,such as the tear shown below.

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7. Reassemble in reverse procedure and be sure all bolts and tightened to 7nM and DV is properly seated against turbocharger housing. If diverter valve does not properly seal, you may end up with a boost leak or oil leaking in this area. Once complete, let the car down off the jack stands and check/clear faults before test driving.

 

Congratulations……you have now successfully replaced your VW or Audi 2.0T diverter valve (DV).

 

Paul Barrett

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40 Comments

on Diagnosis and Replacement DIY for your 2.0T Turbo Recirculation (DV) Valve.
  1. Cody
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    Hey mate I’ve got a 118tsi I installed a diverter valve a while ago and the hissing noise has disappeared , can you tell me why ?

    • Paul Barrett
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      Tough to say for sure. You could have a boost leak or some other problem. If you have a check engine light or loss of power this could be your problem. You should get it looked at by a professional if you’re not sure how to diagnose it further.

      Thanks for checking out the article.

  2. Thiago
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    Hi! this valve can be used to contain the excessive consumption of oil? I have a AUDI A4 2009 2.0T 183cv, and it makes 1000km/1L.

    Thanks.

  3. […] The DV on the 2.0T TSI engine is located at the bottom of the turbo (picture below taken from the passenger wheel well) and must be accessed from under the vehicle.  You can see the part from under the vehicle looking up and the back of the engine.  It will have 3 allen bolts mounting it to the turbo.  Take a look here for a DIY on How to Replace your 2.0T TSI Diverter Valve […]

  4. Keith
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    Can these be used with a 1.8 tsi?

  5. Derek G
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    Please show a video if it’s possible to do. I stalling a forge bov kit on a 13 cc sport

    • Paul Barrett
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      I’m sorry this isn’t something we are planning at this time.

  6. Rami
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    Will a “decoder” diverter valve/blow off attachment fit on the new upgraded diverter valve? (

  7. Makhoul hasbany
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    I have mk6 gti and the car loss boost and the scanner showed the following codes: 00665,08213,08196,01089
    So i took off the diverter valve and the diaphram is not tore but there is oil leak on the hose so does this mean that my dv is damaged so please help so i can order the needed parts from you
    Waiting for your reply as soon as possible

    • Makhoul hasbany
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      I found that the flap hand is not in place and is always getting out of its place but i managed to keep it in place now. After that all the codes went off except the code 08213 sensor for intake mainfold impaulsive signal so whats the problem with the mainfold is it the sensor or the flap motor or ….

  8. Vladimir
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    Hi Paul, Is it possible for the recently installed DV Rev “D” on a 2.0T engine to fail in less than 1000km/mi if you have for example a PCV valve issue or oil gets around the DV ? Many thanks.

    • Paul Barrett
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      This is very unlikely if you have installed a new one.

  9. Vdubbin JOE
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    Hi, Firstly thanks for the info supplied. Secondly i replaced the valve but still no boost? any other suggestions?

    • Paul Barrett
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      You likely have a vacuum/ boost leak. Could be PCV related of a bunch of other things. You will need to dig in further.

  10. Harry
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    Hi, great youtube videos and website. I’ve been watching loads since I got my 2011 2.0 tsi scirocco. I live in England and I was wondering if you post parts there and how much it would be if you do?

    Thanks!

    • Paul Barrett
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      We are sorry we dont ship outside the US at this time.

  11. Bill
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    I have a an Audi A4 Quatro 2009. I was told by the dealer that the waste gate was worn out on the turbo. Could this actually be a bad diverter valve?

    • Paul Barrett
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      I have no way to know. If you suspect the Diverter valve you can either replace it and see or get a 2nd opinion.

  12. Julian Ramirez
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    I have 2010 vw tiguan and I have code p0299 under boost , the car runs great just a bit of loss of power but no turbo bearing sounds and turbo is not leaking any oil , wiLloyd it be the diverter valve ?

    • Paul Barrett
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      Could be. You should check it to see if you have the old version.

  13. Jarod
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    I have a 2010 Jetta 2.0 tsi. Getting code P0299 also. Pulled and checked this part, I have older style. It’s not ripped but had a pretty good amount of oil on it. Any suggestions on where to go next?

  14. Peter van Erp
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    Hi Paul,

    I came across your DV diy while trying to find a diy for a turbocharger replacement on a ’11 Tiguan…was recently told I needed a new turbo due to an underboost code. Do you have a link or guide for replacing a turbo? Is it possible I just need to replace the DV? Appreciate your tips and guidance, along with The Humble Mechanic. Cheers!

  15. Cheng
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    I purchased and installed a new revision d pier burg dv and now it’s giving me a engine light. Could it be that it wasn’t tighten enough ?

  16. Kori
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    My “service engine” light came on in my 2012 VW GTI, I took it to have the code read and it said replace turbocharger valve, is that what this whole tutorial is replacing? I want to make sure before I go buy the part and have it replaced.

    • Paul Barrett
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      Yes this shows you how to replace the diverter valve which could be called that.

  17. richie
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    Hi I have a 2009 2.0tfsi audi A5,
    I get quite a lot of whistle while powering on but the car feels sluggish then when it’s not whistling like mad seems to pull a he’ll of alot better????? Could my diverter valve be torn?

    Richie

    • Paul Barrett
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      Sounds like you have a boost leak, you just need to track down where from. Could be a bad PCV valve

  18. richie
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    Thank it’s driving me mad feels flat when whistling but then pulls well when not whistling lol

  19. Tim
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    Paul,
    Do you know what year the diverter was switched to the rev D version? I have a 2012 A4 2.0.
    Thanks

    • Paul Barrett
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      I dont most 2.0ts switch around 2011-2012 as far as I know

  20. Yash
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    hi i have a vw passat 2008 its showing p0299. so what should i do to fix it .

  21. Shane
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    Your post makes it look easy. It’s not. Not at all. Removing the third hex bolt was literally impossible on my vehicle.

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