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

Re: ATTN: CAI OWNERS *READ [Re: Steven] #10647 Mar 29, 6:59pm Mar 29, 6:59pm
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damn man... sorry to hear that frown i hope your car is okay. good lookin out for us...

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Re: ATTN: CAI OWNERS *READ [Re: glitch] #10648 Mar 29, 9:10pm Mar 29, 9:10pm
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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.

Dan

Re: ATTN: CAI OWNERS *READ [Re: Grand-Touring-Dan] #10649 Mar 30, 1:32am Mar 30, 1:32am
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Reposition your Intake so that it doesn't rub against ANYTHING!

Re: ATTN: CAI OWNERS *READ [Re: Steven] #10650 Mar 30, 9:26am Mar 30, 9:26am
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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.
Robert


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Re: ATTN: CAI OWNERS *READ [Re: RAWGTS] #10651 Mar 30, 11:57am Mar 30, 11:57am
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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.

Re: ATTN: CAI OWNERS *READ [Re: Steven] #10652 Mar 31, 9:50am Mar 31, 9:50am
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Yup... same thing happened to my AEM CAI...


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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.

Re: ATTN: CAI OWNERS *READ #10654 Mar 31, 10:43am Mar 31, 10:43am
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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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Re: ATTN: CAI OWNERS *READ [Re: tony] #10655 Mar 31, 11:28am Mar 31, 11:28am
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Deng, I wish I was aware of this earlier... My friend Jon let me use some aluminum tape to bandage my poor CAI.

Re: ATTN: CAI OWNERS *READ [Re: Steven] #10656 Mar 31, 11:31am Mar 31, 11:31am
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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

Re: ATTN: CAI OWNERS *READ [Re: NeXuS] #10657 Mar 31, 11:36am Mar 31, 11:36am
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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

Re: ATTN: CAI OWNERS *READ [Re: Steven] #10658 Apr 1, 7:33pm Apr 1, 7:33pm
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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

Re: ATTN: CAI OWNERS *READ [Re: LiQuiDKiT2005] #10659 Apr 1, 8:20pm Apr 1, 8:20pm
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the hole in my Intake tube that I've been talking about occured at the lowest most point in the Intake when installed.

Re: ATTN: CAI OWNERS *READ [Re: Steven] #10660 Apr 3, 7:43pm Apr 3, 7:43pm
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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.

Rob

Re: ATTN: CAI OWNERS *READ [Re: ] #10662 Apr 6, 8:59pm Apr 6, 8:59pm
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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

Re: ATTN: CAI OWNERS *READ [Re: eNinja] #10663 Apr 6, 9:33pm Apr 6, 9:33pm
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