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speed_celica
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speed_celica

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2000 Toyota Celica

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Calgary, AB, Canada
Jan 27, 10:00am - #384838 
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

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2004 Toyota Celica

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Vancouver, BC, Canada
Jan 27, 11:06am - #384839 
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

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2000 Toyota Celica

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Calgary, AB, Canada
Jan 27, 11:16am - #384840 
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

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2004 Toyota Celica

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Gainesville, FL
Jan 27, 12:11pm - #384841 
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

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2000 Toyota Celica

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Calgary, AB, Canada
Jan 27, 12:27pm - #384842 
So I guess it's not just my car!

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VSGTS14

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2005 Subaru WRX STi

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Milford, NJ
Jan 27, 12:57pm - #384843 
it's fine, that's normal


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