All-Alloy Intercooler Group Order - 2021

timmus

A2OC Donor
Hello A2 TDI owners,

5 years ago, the Pro Alloy intercooler was launched for the A2. There are now approximately 40 A2s fitted with this no-compromise component. With this post, I am opening another group order phase for the all-alloy intercooler, as used in my TDI120: http://www.a2oc.net/forum/showthread.php?32986
Those with the intercooler have reported increased performance and refinement, and reduced fuel consumption and harshness.

This intercooler is suitable for all A2 TDIs, whether they be right-hand-drive, left-hand-drive, 1.4 TDI, 1.2 TDI, etc. If your A2 runs on diesel, this intercooler will fit your A2 perfectly.

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As many A2 TDI drivers will be aware, the original intercooler fitted by Audi is poorly made and unreliable. A failed intercooler results in the car entering 'limp home mode'. Replacements won't always be available from Audi and, even whilst they are, the poor reliability of the original unit remains. As such, a replacement that offers both bullet-proof reliability and increased effectiveness is needed.
To read about the shortcomings of the original Audi unit and existing third-party replacements, please click here.

The all-alloy intercooler that is available for purchase here solves all reliability issues, offers increased cooling capability and fits the car as standard. In order to fit this intercooler, there is no need to modify any components of the car in any way.
For a full description of all the benefits of this intercooler, and how these benefits are achieved, please click here.

The all-alloy intercooler is manufactured by Pro Alloy Motorsport, a UK-based, FIA-approved automotive manufacturer who specialise in race-standard heat exchangers. They have manufactured intercoolers, coolant radiators and fuel systems for Ferrari, Lotus, Noble, Aston Martin, Cosworth, various performance Audis, countless classic cars and many others. Their expertise with alloy manufacturing means they've also been heavily involved in the restoration of Bluebird K7. Pro Alloy Motorsport's website can be seen here: http://www.proalloy.co.uk/
Note that this intercooler for the A2 TDI is not available directly from the manufacturer.

The intercooler uses the later 12mm MAP sensor. If your A2 currently uses the older 18mm sensor, a new 12mm sensor will be needed. A blanking plate for the sensor hole will be provided for use in A2 TDIs that do not have a MAP sensor fitted in the intercooler (such as the TDI90). All intercooler kits are supplied with bolts suitable for mounting the MAP sensor or the blanking plate.

The total cost of the intercooler is £495.

Postage costs are not included.
For UK orders, there are numerous postage options. It is possible to have the intercooler posted directly to your address for circa £15. Alternatively, they can be posted to a garage of your choice or to WOM Automotive, who are my recommended installer. They can also be posted to me, for delivery at a later date when I'm on a UK-wide A2 tour. If a large number of intercoolers are to be posted directly to me or to WOM Automotive, delivery costs ought to be minimal.
International postage can be arranged. Please let me know your address and I'll supply a quote.

The intercooler comes with a 12-month warranty against manufacturing defects, but, if installed properly, it should last as long as the A2 itself. The company who manufacture the unit have tested it to 100psi, so the A2 turbo will never break it! The manufacturer describe themselves as "world champions in customer goodwill", so if you have any problems outside of the standard warranty, they will be happy to help.

Should you wish to purchase an all-alloy intercooler, please post in this thread and/or send me a private message.

This order phase will be open until a threshold number of orders has been reached, after which manufacturing will begin. Based on prior experience, I'd expect the intercoolers to be delivered within 3 to 4 months of this order opening.

Depending on demand, there may be further order phases in the future, but this cannot currently be guaranteed. As such, if you want one now or don't want to risk your current intercooler dying after the manufacturing run, get your name down! Whilst the all-alloy intercooler can be considered a performance product, it is also a product designed for reliability.

Regards,

Tom
 
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George Hogg

A2OC Donor
Hello A2 TDI owners,

5 years ago, the Pro Alloy intercooler was launched for the A2. There are now approximately 40 A2s fitted with this no-compromise component. With this post, I am opening another group order phase for the all-alloy intercooler, as used in my TDI120: http://www.a2oc.net/forum/showthread.php?32986
Those with the intercooler have reported increased performance and refinement, and reduced fuel consumption and harshness.

This intercooler is suitable for all A2 TDIs, whether they be right-hand-drive, left-hand-drive, 1.4 TDI, 1.2 TDI, etc. If your A2 runs on diesel, this intercooler will fit your A2 perfectly.

index.php

As many A2 TDI drivers will be aware, the original intercooler fitted by Audi is poorly made and unreliable. A failed intercooler results in the car entering 'limp home mode'. Replacements won't always be available from Audi and, even whilst they are, the poor reliability of the original unit remains. As such, a replacement that offers both bullet-proof reliability and increased effectiveness is needed.
To read about the shortcomings of the original Audi unit and existing third-party replacements, please click here.

The all-alloy intercooler that is available for purchase here solves all reliability issues, offers increased cooling capability and fits the car as standard. In order to fit this intercooler, there is no need to modify any components of the car in any way.
For a full description of all the benefits of this intercooler, and how these benefits are achieved, please click here.

The all-alloy intercooler is manufactured by Pro Alloy Motorsport, a UK-based, FIA-approved automotive manufacturer who specialise in race-standard heat exchangers. They have manufactured intercoolers, coolant radiators and fuel systems for Ferrari, Lotus, Noble, Aston Martin, Cosworth, various performance Audis, countless classic cars and many others. Their expertise with alloy manufacturing means they've also been heavily involved in the restoration of Bluebird K7. Pro Alloy Motorsport's website can be seen here: http://www.proalloy.co.uk/
Note that this intercooler for the A2 TDI is not available directly from the manufacturer.

The intercooler uses the later 12mm MAP sensor. If your A2 currently uses the older 18mm sensor, a new 12mm sensor will be needed. A blanking plate for the sensor hole will be provided for use in A2 TDIs that do not have a MAP sensor fitted in the intercooler (such as the TDI90). All intercooler kits are supplied with bolts suitable for mounting the MAP sensor or the blanking plate.

The total cost of the intercooler is £495.

Postage costs are not included.
For UK orders, there are numerous postage options. It is possible to have the intercooler posted directly to your address for circa £15. Alternatively, they can be posted to a garage of your choice or to WOM Automotive, who are my recommended installer. They can also be posted to me, for delivery at a later date when I'm on a UK-wide A2 tour. If a large number of intercoolers are to be posted directly to me or to WOM Automotive, delivery costs ought to be minimal.
International postage can be arranged. Please let me know your address and I'll supply a quote.

The intercooler comes with a 12-month warranty against manufacturing defects, but, if installed properly, it should last as long as the A2 itself. The company who manufacture the unit have tested it to 100psi, so the A2 turbo will never break it! The manufacturer describe themselves as "world champions in customer goodwill", so if you have any problems outside of the standard warranty, they will be happy to help.

Should you wish to purchase an all-alloy intercooler, please post in this thread and/or send me a private message.

This order phase will be open until a threshold number of orders has been reached, after which manufacturing will begin. Based on prior experience, I'd expect the intercoolers to be delivered within 3 to 4 months of this order opening.

Depending on demand, there may be further order phases in the future, but this cannot currently be guaranteed. As such, if you want one now or don't want to risk your current intercooler dying after the manufacturing run, get your name down! Whilst the all-alloy intercooler can be considered a performance product, it is also a product designed for reliability.

Regards,

Tom

Please put me down for 2 please Tom if I’m not on the list yet.

George
 

Robin_Cox

Member
Hi Tom, as I am working on an engine build please would you be able to put me down for one. Could you also PM me regarding the reinforced silicone pipe kit for a BHC? Many thanks, Robin.
 

spike

Member
Wow! Are the ones euros sell no good? (Both good brands nissens and mahle)
Both OK but like most things, built to a price, and in most cases aftermarket parts are built to a cheaper price than the original factor part - even though they may be from OE suppliers

Cheers Spike
 

audifan

A2OC Donor
While I think the all alloy intercooler is a fantastic bit of kit period. I however think our cars are about the point where a high cost upgrade like that is becoming difficult to justify financially. The standard Audi intercooler was (is) a mass produced item that as we all know just had folded over end caps. As an intercooler they were well designed and very functional. So today do we fit the far cheaper OEM style intercooler or do we fit a circa £500 one. Regrettably when the day comes that this government decrees these cars as Satan's creations and must be destroyed, the scrappage scheme / breakers yard will not give you any more for a car with the ally intercooler. So you have to decide what is better value to you for the future. I really hope I am wrong but can see the A2 being forced off the roads in the next 5-10 years and even that may be optimistic. PERSONALLY I would fit an OEM style one and spend the rest servicing the car until outlawed.

I repeat this is MY PERSONAL VIEW and I am not dissuading the alloy intercooler.
 

A2Steve

Member
In terms of the future Graham, let’s see what empty promises come out of COP26. If the govt were serious about air pollution they wouldn’t have just discounted air travel in their budget.

The more likely reason behind killing off older cars it will be to boost new car sales and increase tax revenues. Let’s see what happens over the next month.
 

audifan

A2OC Donor
Agree Steve just posting my fears and OPINION. Air travel is different and another discussion altogether.
 

dj_efk

A2OC Donor
Hi all,

I’m bumping this thread as, now I have Colour DIS fitted by Tom, I can measure the inlet temperature- therefore a measure of the effect between the pro-alloy intercooler, which I have fitted should be possible, if someone else with CDIS and the standard part fitted could help me compare my readings with theirs.

If anyone reading this is in such a position, could you let me know by PM?
 

gangitano85

A2OC Donor
Hi all,

I’m bumping this thread as, now I have Colour DIS fitted by Tom, I can measure the inlet temperature- therefore a measure of the effect between the pro-alloy intercooler, which I have fitted should be possible, if someone else with CDIS and the standard part fitted could help me compare my readings with theirs.

If anyone reading this is in such a position, could you let me know by PM?
I am :)
 
Hi all,

I’m bumping this thread as, now I have Colour DIS fitted by Tom, I can measure the inlet temperature- therefore a measure of the effect between the pro-alloy intercooler, which I have fitted should be possible, if someone else with CDIS and the standard part fitted could help me compare my readings with theirs.

If anyone reading this is in such a position, could you let me know by PM?
As am I
 

timmus

A2OC Donor
Hello folks,

This thread was started just over a year ago. What was supposed to be the 2021 group order turned into a 2022 group order. The negative impacts of Brexit really hit home for ProAlloy, with knock-on consequences for the A2 all-alloy intercoolers. However, with lots of effort invested by various people, these issues have now been overcome.

There are now 12 ProAlloy intercoolers available. At present, 6 of them are at WOM Automotive and 6 of them are at Timmus Towers, but they can be moved around as necessary.
Those wishing to have their intercooler installed by Marcus, the quiet guru at WOM Automotive, are best having one of the units that's already at their workshop in Staffordshire. Those wishing to make other arrangements are best having one of the units in my possession.

Provisionally, the assignment looks like this...

Intercooler 1 - @chumsofmanutd - Location: WOM
Intercooler 2 - @George Hogg - Location: WOM
Intercooler 3 - @George Hogg - Location: Timmus
Intercooler 4 - @George Hogg - Location: Timmus
Intercooler 5 - @Dave M - Location: WOM
Intercooler 6 - @Brennybear
Intercooler 7 - @Cameron Waters - Location: Timmus
Intercooler 8 - Mark Bradshaw
Intercooler 9 - @Robin_Cox
Intercooler 10 - Collin Kreider - Location: Timmus
Intercooler 11 - Collin Kreider - Location: Timmus
Intercooler 12 - Collin Kreider - Location: Timmus

I will be collecting my sister's A2 from WOM Automotive in the near future, meaning that intercooler stocks can easily be moved between their two current locations as required. Could everybody on this list advise as to whether they'd like their intercooler to be kept at WOM Automotive for installation by Marcus, please? I will then ensure that everybody's intercooler find its way to the desired location.

Another smaller batch of A2 ProAlloy intercoolers is about to begin production, meaning that more will be ready soon.

Best wishes to all,

Tom
 
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