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Mar 29, 6:03pm - #10646 
ATTN: CAI OWNERS *READ

Hey guys, listen up this is very important...

Yesterday, my friend Jon and I decided to do the "K&N Air Filter Recharger" thing on our Injen CAII filters. After I cleaned my filter, I proceded to secure it back onto the Intake aluminum tube when I noticed something very bad. My Intake tube was rubbing against the metal part of my wheel well and made a hole the size of a dime in the tube, allowing unfiltered air and debris to enter the Intake and throttle body.

If your aluminum cold air intake tube is rubbing against parts of the cut-out wheel well or the metal parts of the frame... it will vibrate a HOLE in your intake tube.

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Mar 29, 6:59pm - #10647 
damn man... sorry to hear that frown i hope your car is okay. good lookin out for us...

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Mar 29, 9:10pm - #10648 
What a coincidence, I was going to post something about this tonight. I took my CAI off today, and I have the same thing. I do not have a hole, but I have deep scratches in it. It really sucks.

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Mar 30, 1:32am - #10649 
Reposition your Intake so that it doesn't rub against ANYTHING!

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Mar 30, 9:26am - #10650 
Thanks for the heads up! Is this a problem associated with Injen CAI only or will it happen with AEM and others? I haven't bought one yet and I'd like to avoid this if poss.
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Mar 30, 11:57am - #10651 
I imagine it is the same with ALL COLD AIR Intakes. When you drive the car, obviously the engine will shake the hell out of the Intake tube. If the Intake tube is rubbing against anything while vibrating, erosion will occur to either one of the objects in contact.

If you just install your Intake so that NOTHING non-related is touching it, you'll be fine.

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Mar 31, 9:50am - #10652 
Yup... same thing happened to my AEM CAI...


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Mar 31, 10:04am - #10653 
interesting...i cleaned my Intake about 10 months ago and i was lucky not find any scratches on mine. maybe its time to re-check and clean the mofo.

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Mar 31, 10:43am - #10654 
Mine was worst. I had the first Gen. Injen CAI, it was rubbing against the tranny. I had to put a piece of thick leather there. It is so ghetto. I am getting my 3rd gen. soon.


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Mar 31, 11:28am - #10655 
Deng, I wish I was aware of this earlier... My friend Jon let me use some aluminum tape to bandage my poor CAI.

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Mar 31, 11:31am - #10656 
take a look at the bottom of the following URL, I think AEM made something useful for that kind of problem

http://www.aempower.com/induction.htm

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Mar 31, 11:36am - #10657 
Quote:

http://www.aempower.com/induction.htm

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AEM Filter Cleaning System
AEM is proud to introduce its Filter Cleaning System for AEM Filter Elements.When used properly and at regularly scheduled intervals, this cleaning system will ensure that your AEM filter element lasts for the life of your vehicle.

Key Features:
Developed specifically for AEM filter elements

Environmentally friendly

Cleaning solution comes in convenient trigger-pump bottle

Oil available in squeeze bottle or aerosal form

Comprehensive instructions included

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Apr 1, 7:33pm - #10658 
I JUST BOUGHT A Injen CAI.. IT CAME WITH A VIBRA MOUNT.. SO I GUESS IT WOULD ELIMINATE THE DAMAGE DONE TO THE CAI... DOES ANYONE HAVE A BYPASS VALVE ON THERE Injen CAI?? AND DOES THE AEM CLEANER KIT WORK ON THE Injen RACE DIV CAI?? ANYONE HAVE ANY INFO.. OR ADVICE THEY CAN SHARE ABOUT HAVIN THE CAI? IVE HAD MINE ON FOR ABOUT 2 WEEKS NOW.. ITS NICE smile [Deal] goodjob

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Apr 1, 8:20pm - #10659 
the hole in my Intake tube that I've been talking about occured at the lowest most point in the Intake when installed.

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Apr 3, 7:43pm - #10660 
Thanks for the heads up. I'm getting a splashguard made at work next week. So I'm going to pull the bumper and bring the filter to work. I'll make sure nothing is rubbing on it, or close to it.

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Apr 6, 8:59pm - #10662 
with that extra whole added to the Intake, does more air get sucked in increasing hp? haha just thought id ask. leave the hole there and put some wire mesh to block out debris. hehe thumbsup

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Apr 6, 9:33pm - #10663 
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