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04-28-2010 01:00 PM
sailor Posted via FF MobileIntake - try cleaning maf, rechecking connections & resetting computer B4 chucking it for now...
04-28-2010 06:27 AM
lets_FOCUS So I went to have my car checked to find out what my check engine light was on for, and it said all 3 of my O2 sensors were bad, and that my engine was running too lean!! This is ridiculous! I can't afford to replace all those, is there a chance it has to do with the intake rather than the sensors themselves? I can't imagine it being anything else, I mean how would they all go at once??
04-26-2010 05:04 PM
aTm Beaner CAI FTW!!! UNLESS you live in an area that is prone to flooding like my Houston members.
04-26-2010 04:26 PM
lets_FOCUS I found a really cheap CAI online, threw it on the car, and it definitely made a difference. It did set the CEL on though, I have yet to fix that, I'm going to stop at Autozone tonight to find out what code it's throwing. I only paid 60 bucks for it, so I wasn't expecting much, although being that it's wayy better than stock, I will be investing in a quality one soon. My inspection isn't up until December, so I have plenty of time to get it resolved.
02-23-2010 08:45 AM
Dung1sm k/n CAI ftw!!!
02-23-2010 08:31 AM
mtadd162 what year did this splash guard start coming on the focus?...i want one! i had to make one, but a factory one would be key
02-23-2010 01:56 AM
4UQX007 I did the same, with the Spectre filter.
Worked great until I started experiencing the heat lock and poor acceleration.
Sorry to everyone who disagree but, I picked up an Ebay CARB exempt 2.5" CAI and replaced the wire mesh cone filter it came with, for a K&N cone, had to use the handy spacers that came with the Spectre.
Noticed a great improvement through the bar but best at higher RPM. vs. the SRI seemed better at lower RPM. It tucks in pretty solid above the splash guard and in front of the wheel well. 01 SE.
02-23-2010 01:19 AM
Binzer
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I have an automatic and it did not like a 90deg bend in the tubing right before the intake manifold. I reconfigured it 3 diferent ways. I even gutted the piping fron the inner air box and it did not like that bend either. that's why i went with the short ram intake.
I also read a thread a while back not to use PVC and I can't remember why.You might want to look for that.
Good luck.
Ok, I'll check on the PVC thing.

I have an automatic also.

I had another thought, has anybody gutted the original filter, pulled out the stuffing, then put a cone filter on the top??
From what I remember there is some type of cap on the top that has some rubber straps, I am sure a cone filter could be put on there if the box was empty.
I have to wait for better weather, got 4 bad days ahead, just got home in an inch of snow...arrgh.
02-22-2010 09:15 PM
threadlock I have an automatic and it did not like a 90deg bend in the tubing right before the intake manifold. I reconfigured it 3 diferent ways. I even gutted the piping fron the inner air box and it did not like that bend either. that's why i went with the short ram intake.
I also read a thread a while back not to use PVC and I can't remember why.You might want to look for that.
Good luck.
02-22-2010 07:26 PM
Binzer
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I wasn't a kit. It was just a spectra filter. The spacers were in the filter neck. Take a look in the box. I can't remember what size I bought. You can also get adapters off the shelf..
Ok, one of the local places lists them online so I'll drop by and see what they have on the shelf.
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I bought a rather large cone shaped one because I was going to route a DIY CAI. changed my mind when I took a good look. Defineitly measure and get a smaller tube shaped filter. You should be able to push forward into the fasica a little. I changed the poition of my horn so I could get the filter into the fascia more..
I figure after looking at the CAI kits that a good piece of Industrial grade PVC pipe and some fittings should duplicate the pipe you buy for at least $100, add a strap to bolt it to the existing mount, maybe a couple hose clamps and your good at less than half the price.

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I did not want to destroy the MAF tube in case I wasn't happy with the results..
Ditto here, I want to be able to put it back just in case.

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Yes, you can remove everything. There are DIY instructions at the top of this form for a stealth setup that explains how to remove everything.
Ok, will have a look at that. I have time to read as the rest of the week here in CT is going to be crummy to say the least.

tnx, Mike.
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