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IS IT SAFE? #348028 Dec 9, 9:50pm Dec 9, 9:50pm
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IS IT SAFE?
Is it safe to run my gts without the ECU cooling Intake pipe. Reason for asking is that I Didint do such a good job cutting it when installing my Injen CAI and I have seen some pics of celicas without them so let me know.


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Re: IS IT SAFE? [Re: importcarbabe] #348029 Dec 9, 11:03pm Dec 9, 11:03pm
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no its not safe. what i did was cut the tubing off about 2" past were it connects at the top and bottom then took a 1" vacume tube and used the two clamps to connect them together. works good


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Re: IS IT SAFE? [Re: importcarbabe] #348030 Dec 9, 11:05pm Dec 9, 11:05pm
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umm its not right because you will get a CEL because of the ECU not being cooled properly. I wouldnt recommend it.

Re: IS IT SAFE? [Re: RookieGTS] #348031 Dec 10, 5:38am Dec 10, 5:38am
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Alright Thanks guys, I think I will just stop by the dealer ship and see how much this peice cost and just prolly try cutting it again.


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Re: IS IT SAFE? [Re: importcarbabe] #348032 Dec 10, 7:26am Dec 10, 7:26am
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Don't risk it... not cheap replacing the ECU if it malfunction from improper cooling.

Re: IS IT SAFE? [Re: speed_celica] #348033 Dec 10, 11:01am Dec 10, 11:01am
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Re: IS IT SAFE? [Re: Eman] #348034 Dec 10, 11:26am Dec 10, 11:26am
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I used to have and Injen CAI. When I decided to remove it I was left with a mangled ECU cooling tube.

My temp fix was to join the pieces back together and route it out under the headlight. I ran it like that through all of July and August with temperatures reaching well into the 90s and even 100 on a few days. My ECU seems to have survived. I have since replaced the ECU cooling tube with a new from the Toyota dealership.

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Re: IS IT SAFE? [Re: GTS2003BLK] #348035 Dec 10, 11:27am Dec 10, 11:27am
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Here is a zoom from the parts manual (which you can find somewhere on this site).
You want parts number 10 and 11, there not that expensive compared to the price of a new ECU.

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Re: IS IT SAFE? [Re: GTS2003BLK] #348036 Dec 10, 11:34am Dec 10, 11:34am
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Holy shiznits...is the cooling tube this black part?
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Re: IS IT SAFE? [Re: GTS2003BLK] #348037 Dec 10, 12:01pm Dec 10, 12:01pm
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Originally Posted by GTS2003BLK
Here is a zoom from the parts manual (which you can find somewhere on this site).
You want parts number 10 and 11, there not that expensive compared to the price of a new ECU.
Are those the prices on the far right?, if there are then I will get another one this week.


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Re: IS IT SAFE? [Re: SLVCELI] #348038 Dec 10, 12:02pm Dec 10, 12:02pm
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Originally Posted by SLVCELI
Holy shiznits...is the cooling tube this black part?
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yes it is you wanna sell me that peice.


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Re: IS IT SAFE? [Re: importcarbabe] #348039 Dec 10, 12:10pm Dec 10, 12:10pm
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I dont have it either sorry. This is crazy that everyone I have talked to said you didnt need it but every single person that answered said you do... spineyes


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Re: IS IT SAFE? [Re: SLVCELI] #348040 Dec 10, 12:14pm Dec 10, 12:14pm
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^^^Is the reason you dont have it is cause it doesnt fit with the supercharger?


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Re: IS IT SAFE? [Re: importcarbabe] #348041 Dec 10, 12:17pm Dec 10, 12:17pm
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No I gave it to the guy who bought my Intake because noone knew what it was until after I packaged it. I guess I might want to try and get that back lol.


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Re: IS IT SAFE? [Re: SLVCELI] #348042 Dec 10, 1:02pm Dec 10, 1:02pm
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Sorry to post here so I hope you dont care too much; If my e-Manage is right underneath the ecu cover can I even use the tube and any other opinions on if the cooling tube is needed?


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Re: IS IT SAFE? [Re: SLVCELI] #348043 Dec 11, 6:55am Dec 11, 6:55am
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I think the bottom of my tube is just flopping around, is it supposed to be connected somewhere by the radiator?

Re: IS IT SAFE? [Re: sickcelica696] #348044 Dec 11, 8:38am Dec 11, 8:38am
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yeah the bottom pops into the bottom of the fan assembly. Kind of a pain to get it but it pops in.

Re: IS IT SAFE? [Re: SLVCELI] #348045 Dec 11, 10:33am Dec 11, 10:33am
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Originally Posted by SLVCELI
Sorry to post here so I hope you dont care too much; If my e-Manage is right underneath the ecu cover can I even use the tube and any other opinions on if the cooling tube is needed?


the e-manage is a piggyback, you can't fit the e-manage inside the ecu box along with your factory ecu. The e-manage unit will go in the passenger compartment.


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Re: IS IT SAFE? [Re: QTRMLR_1] #348046 Dec 11, 10:53am Dec 11, 10:53am
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Yeah I meant right next to the ecu box under it. Is it okay not to be using the ecu cooling tube???


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Re: IS IT SAFE? [Re: robare99] #348047 Dec 11, 11:05am Dec 11, 11:05am
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Deam i drove my car for year and 1/2 and i had no problems i even raced it at qualcomm last night with out the tubing man i'm gonna put my back on then luckily my ecu is still alive spineyes

Re: IS IT SAFE? [Re: 2002_GTS] #348048 Dec 11, 1:13pm Dec 11, 1:13pm
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is there anything that you can do to make it cooler, if its anything like a PC the cooler it runs the faster and more efficiently it performs. This is just a thought, but I doubt theres any performance value in this.


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Re: IS IT SAFE? [Re: importcarbabe] #348049 Dec 11, 3:22pm Dec 11, 3:22pm
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Originally Posted by importcarbabe
Is it safe to run my gts without the ECU cooling intake pipe.


Bump for opinions.


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Re: IS IT SAFE? [Re: SLVCELI] #348050 Dec 11, 3:30pm Dec 11, 3:30pm
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From What i have got from the people that already posted its not safe, I would agree its not worth it to not have it in its place. It would be cheaper to spend $40 or so on a replacement cooling pipe then spend $1000+ on a melted ECU lol


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Re: IS IT SAFE? [Re: importcarbabe] #348051 Dec 11, 3:34pm Dec 11, 3:34pm
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Yeah but the people have basically said they dont recommend it. I want to know if it is worth the hassle of buying a new one and moving my e-Manage. It seems like a lot of people have run without it and have been just fine. I know the whole time I had an Intake I never got a CEL so I know it has been fine for at least a year.


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Re: IS IT SAFE? [Re: SLVCELI] #348052 Dec 11, 8:15pm Dec 11, 8:15pm
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i dont think you need the tube. ive had my Intake on for over two years without that tube and have had not problems, and have seen people without the tube on also. no problems.

Re: IS IT SAFE? [Re: vejita_13] #348053 Dec 12, 2:49pm Dec 12, 2:49pm
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i have had mine off for almost a year an half and have had no problems.

Re: IS IT SAFE? [Re: billabongjp] #348054 Dec 13, 7:52pm Dec 13, 7:52pm
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had mine for 6months and just realized what that tube was for spineyes

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