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khmer215
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khmer215 Aug 30, 9:11pm - #263099 

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Need help with AEM intake install.

How the fuck do i get the silver cap thingy into the radiator hole? I been jamming and itsnot going in. Any suggestions?

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SeeULater
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SeeULater Aug 30, 11:00pm - #263100 
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It is like impossiable I was not able to get it either! Many people have tried and cracked the shroud. I just got it as best I could and then put some silicone around it and it is still on.
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slidr Aug 31, 12:47am - #263101 

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Tap it with a hammer.

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spaztikid Aug 31, 1:19am - #263102 
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wtf are you talking about... you dont need to fuck with the radiator.
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MattsGTS2000 Aug 31, 1:49am - #263103 
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i used a pair of big ass plyers, it scratched the silver thing a little bit, but no one can see it...if you get one side in a lil ways, the rest isn't that hard
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khmer215
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khmer215 Aug 31, 1:53am - #263104 

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^^^ im talking about that silver adaptor thing that goes into the "shoulder shroud"

This thinng is impossible to get in all the way. anyways i was able to to get it in like 1/4 of the way. i got too tired and said srew it. i just put everything back together and started my car. and daym it love this thing. theres a big difference.

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round2gts
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round2gts Aug 31, 4:16am - #263105 

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i got a rat tail file and filed the edges of the shroud a little. just enough to easily tap it on with a hammer

btw rat tail file is a skinny round file that is small

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TimO Aug 31, 5:22am - #263106 

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I couldnt do it for the life of me either...

I finally took it to toyota while they did my 30,000 mile check up.
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spaztikid Aug 31, 5:24am - #263107 
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i still have no idea what ur talking about... i never did anything with filing when i installed my AEM CAI.
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khmer215
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khmer215 Aug 31, 11:14am - #263108 

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Im going to end up filing the shoulder shroud today. then i'll take a few pics

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Stun Aug 31, 2:00pm - #263109 

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First, you need the strength of the INCREDIBLE HULK. grin Nah, I heard a pipe works well but I did it with two 4X4's (WOOD) because it doesnt scratch or damage the piece and its pretty much all I could find. The point is to get the piece in straight and NOT side-to-side because as soon as you try pushing just one side in, the other side pops out. Note, that force will be needed because that piece goes in very tight but its not impossible. My suggestion would be to get a couple of friends and some beers cheers and take turns at it until someone pops it in... goodtimes

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Sultan Aug 31, 3:14pm - #263110 

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I actually managed to do it with my bare hands but it took awhile... I heard tapping it with a hammer is the easiest method
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AZZKIKR Aug 31, 3:24pm - #263111 

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I actually cracked the bottom of the shroud just a little with some pliers, and forced the damn thing in there...no hioccups or problems so far, and the crack isn't really big enough for me to lose anything...plus that's the inlet that cools the ecu...no fluid goes thru there
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Erick Aug 31, 3:42pm - #263112 

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what i did...

1. take a free 5 gallon wooden paint stick from home depot
2. take a mallet or hammer
3. lay on the ground and place the stick against the silver thing

4. hammer away. thumbsup

least the wood will be softer on the metal piece and its soo much easier getting in thumbsup and just take your time with the hammer ..piece of cake

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Unofly Aug 31, 10:42pm - #263113 
2000 Absolutely Red Toyota Celica GT
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It was the part that took the longest for me. I filed the side of the metal thing alittle, which was no sucess. Then I just put some oil all over it with no sucess. Me and my bud kept trying until finally he got it after half an hour of us both trying.

He was really cursing and I thought he hurt himself, but he did it.
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khmer215
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khmer215 Aug 31, 11:47pm - #263114 

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30 minutes seems better then 2 hours trying to get it on. tday the CEL came on. how do i get rid of it??

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round2gts Sep 1, 12:32am - #263115 

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well i filed mine a little so the hole was bigger but wat i found out was that the hole is directed exactly sideways so if you put it on the hammer it it has to stay directly over the holes or it will pop out. it was surprisingly hard.

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