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Need help with AEM intake install. #263099 Aug 30, 2:11pm Aug 30, 2:11pm
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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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Re: Need help with AEM intake install. [Re: khmer215] #263100 Aug 30, 4:00pm Aug 30, 4:00pm
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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.

Re: Need help with AEM intake install. [Re: SeeULater] #263101 Aug 30, 5:47pm Aug 30, 5:47pm
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Tap it with a hammer.


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Re: Need help with AEM intake install. [Re: slidr] #263102 Aug 30, 6:19pm Aug 30, 6:19pm
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wtf are you talking about... you dont need to fuck with the radiator.

Re: Need help with AEM intake install. [Re: spaztikid] #263103 Aug 30, 6:49pm Aug 30, 6:49pm
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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

Re: Need help with AEM intake install. [Re: spaztikid] #263104 Aug 30, 6:53pm Aug 30, 6:53pm
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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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Re: Need help with AEM intake install. [Re: khmer215] #263105 Aug 30, 9:16pm Aug 30, 9:16pm
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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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Re: Need help with AEM intake install. [Re: round2gts] #263106 Aug 30, 10:22pm Aug 30, 10:22pm
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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.

Re: Need help with AEM intake install. [Re: TimO] #263107 Aug 30, 10:24pm Aug 30, 10:24pm
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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.

Re: Need help with AEM intake install. [Re: spaztikid] #263108 Aug 31, 4:14am Aug 31, 4:14am
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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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Re: Need help with AEM intake install. [Re: khmer215] #263109 Aug 31, 7:00am Aug 31, 7:00am
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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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Re: Need help with AEM intake install. [Re: Stun] #263110 Aug 31, 8:14am Aug 31, 8:14am
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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

Re: Need help with AEM intake install. [Re: Sultan] #263111 Aug 31, 8:24am Aug 31, 8:24am
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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

Re: Need help with AEM intake install. [Re: AZZKIKR] #263112 Aug 31, 8:42am Aug 31, 8:42am
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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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Re: Need help with AEM intake install. [Re: Erick] #263113 Aug 31, 3:42pm Aug 31, 3:42pm
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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.

Re: Need help with AEM intake install. [Re: Unofly] #263114 Aug 31, 4:47pm Aug 31, 4:47pm
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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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Re: Need help with AEM intake install. [Re: khmer215] #263115 Aug 31, 5:32pm Aug 31, 5:32pm
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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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