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speed_celica
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speed_celica Jan 27, 5:00pm - #384838 

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Problem starting w/ CAI?

Just wondering if anyone else with CAI has this problem? I've had the Injen CAI for almost 2 years now and ever since I installed it, the cars just cranks a second or so longer in order to start. Is this normal, I don't know why I waited till now to ask, I'm just kinda bored right now! Anywho, any help will be appriciated. grin
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GTS_Rosh
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GTS_Rosh Jan 27, 6:06pm - #384839 

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As far as I know the Celica never starts on just one or two cranks, like I've seen in some domestics...even mine takes a good 2-3 cranks. Is this normal or should I complain to the dealer?

But since you have a CAI, I think its because the MAF works a bit differently plus that Butterfly Valve is gone.
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speed_celica
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speed_celica Jan 27, 6:16pm - #384840 

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I'm thinking maybe because the Intake pipe is longer, it's takes longer to suck in air during the initial start. Anyone with a Short Ram have this problem too?
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hombredelassrtas
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hombredelassrtas Jan 27, 7:11pm - #384841 

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that and the butterfly valvue acts as a choke i bleive to help it start and you dont have that anymore

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speed_celica
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speed_celica Jan 27, 7:27pm - #384842 

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So I guess it's not just my car!
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VSGTS14 Jan 27, 7:57pm - #384843 

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it's fine, that's normal

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