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Old 08-08-2013, 11:38 PM   #1
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How to install a CAI

Are there any DIYs with pics floating around that explains how to properly install a Cold Air Intake? What too is required to remove the MAF sensor? The screws looks like a star with a circle in the center. Any help would be appreciated.


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The screws on the maf are torx
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The screws are a 20t tamper proof torx bit.
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I got the screws out but now I need to install the tubing
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Not one for puzzles I take it!

What brand CAI is it? Is it the shorter under hood or the longer under fender tubing?
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This is what I brought from ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/380571392123...84.m1497.l2649
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Just installed the CAI. There is an improved song and I noticed a little difference in accelerations but the RPM is slightly higher.
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pull the power for about 5 mins then plug it back in and let it idle for about 5 more mins and that will fix the high idle.
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The idle should come down on its own.
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It will after about 50 miles of driving. The ECU has to relearn the new air flow and temps to make adj. for it to run normal.
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