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MARCT Sep 21, 11:13pm - #281185 
2000 blue spectra mica Toyota Celica
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nothing but problems with my eam intake

I have it on for a week or two now, the first mistake I probably made was putting it in myself. The engine light keeps coming on. I'll unplug the battery and it goes off for a couple of days but then it comes back. Everyone keeps telling be to be careful of hydrolocking. Now I've got a lite white smoke coming from the exhaust, looks like condensation.Theres also some water dripping out of the exhaust. Why would I have that? Every time I bring this to toyota there just going to bend me over. I need someone aho has pics of an AEM Intake done right and any important steps I might have missed. I want to bring it to a performanece shop but I live in Connecticut , not cali so there aren't to many around.I don't trust toyota.Please help me before I really fuck up my car.
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VSGTS14 Sep 21, 11:44pm - #281186 

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from what i see..the AEM always has a CEL

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MARCT Sep 22, 12:51am - #281187 
2000 blue spectra mica Toyota Celica
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what?
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RedSunCelica Sep 22, 1:01am - #281188 

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little drips of water out of the exhaust are basically normal. even the new cars do that right out of the lot. check engine light is more then likley telling you that there is a disconnected or unclamped hose some where. double check or take a pic of your motor so we can see.

check engine isnt always something wrong with the motor. its just an indication that a a piece of smog equipment is not working properly.

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Haulin_A_Doo Sep 22, 1:03am - #281189 
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Instead of being pissed at your car all the time & worried, just put the stock airbox back in. They do a damn good job. thumbsup
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MARCT Sep 22, 1:25am - #281190 
2000 blue spectra mica Toyota Celica
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yeah, i would if I knew how to. I wish I never got this thing...although it sounds great.
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superderk Sep 22, 2:38am - #281191 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
from what i see..the aem always has a CEL


never had it...

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injencelicagts Sep 22, 5:39am - #281192 

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dont worry bout the check engine light its nothing ... hydrolocking isnt really all that much of a worry un lesss ur planning on driving in a flod river or really heavy rain .. and if you want to get rid of ur AEM Intake ill gladly take it off ur hands rofl
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Virgilson Sep 22, 6:26am - #281193 

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awww I have a AEM... frown
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JBing Sep 22, 6:47am - #281194 

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an Intake will NOT harm your car ohboy

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Elec-FuYu Sep 22, 6:47am - #281195 
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RookieGTS Sep 22, 7:35am - #281196 

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Go with Injen! happywink
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My Sixth Gear Sep 22, 7:37am - #281197 
2003 Spectra Blue Mica Toyota Celica
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celicajonz Sep 22, 4:06pm - #281198 
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I GOTS AEM FOR BOUT 9 MONTHS NOW...NO CEL... cool

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I hit, what else, oh plus dome.
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VSGTS14 Sep 22, 4:49pm - #281199 

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the trick to not getting a CEL is to install it correctly.

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goose42 Sep 22, 5:59pm - #281200 

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I've never had a problem or CEL with my AEM Intake. Sounds great; feels great.
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Erick Sep 22, 6:32pm - #281201 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
the trick to not getting a CEL is to install it correctly.
i kept getting a CEL... but turns out i forgot to plug in one of the black swithes rofl so i left out both the black and a blue when its only suppose to be the blue...
and i love my AEM CAI =) even on this gt auto cry

maybe this could help you out a bit..
http://www.celica-club.co.uk/pages/modifications/stepheng/aem.htm

^^ they installed a first gen AEM but pretty much teh same thing and i just love this picture.. rofl

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the AEM CAI is the first engine mode i've ever done and took 7hrs rofl but now if i was to do it again it would take maybe an hour..

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