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Old 04-04-2012, 10:30 PM   #1
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No air intake temperature sensor?

Installed my CAI from AM today. I didn't have a plug to fill where the air intake temp. sensor or whatever its called should be on the 99&2000's. I guess 01-04's don't have them. So is it crucial I get something to plug it? Will it get me a mile and a half to work tomorrow until I replace it afterwards?
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Re: No air intake temperature sensor?

should be fine. just gonna let in some unfiltered air in.
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:33 PM   #3
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I would pick up a plug at you're local hardware store ASAP , but until then you can put scotch tape over the hole to stop any debris from flying in
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I try duct tape or electric tape before ya tried scotch tape
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I would pick up a plug at you're local hardware store ASAP , but until then you can put scotch tape over the hole to stop any debris from flying in
What are the odds of any debris flying in under the hood and into such a tiny hole? Haha. I'll go to O'Reilley's after work tomorrow.
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What are the odds of any debris flying in under the hood and into such a tiny hole? Haha. I'll go to O'Reilley's after work tomorrow.
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Never say never!
Never. what kind of plug am I looking for?
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I try duct tape or electric tape before ya tried scotch tape
Duct tape is to tacky for the plating electrical tape won't even stick
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Never. what kind of plug am I looking for?
It's going to be a rubber push in plug
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Re: No air intake temperature sensor?

^ That

Or, pretty much anything will work to seal the hole... you could take a damn stick from the back yard and whittle it down til it fit... Bic pen?... tape it over?... cork? gob of silicone?

I used a small plastic plug that I got at work from the paint department. Perfect fit!

Do whatever is necessary to seal the hole. Unfiltered air is a bad thing.
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^ That

Or, pretty much anything will work to seal the hole... you could take a damn stick from the back yard and whittle it down til it fit... Bic pen?... tape it over?... cork? gob of silicone?

I used a small plastic plug that I got at work from the paint department. Perfect fit!

Do whatever is necessary to seal the hole. Unfiltered air is a bad thing.
How is it unfiltered air tho? Lol. It's just an unplugged hole.
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How is it unfiltered air tho? Lol. It's just an unplugged hole.
It lets air in after it's been measured too by the MAF, which will make your car run lean(lean=not good!). Also, don't underestimate the vacuum intake creates, it'll suck anything into that "unplugged hole"
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It lets air in after it's been measured too by the MAF, which will make your car run lean(lean=not good!). Also, don't underestimate the vacuum intake creates, it'll suck anything into that "unplugged hole"
Sounds like it could be a lot of crap avoided if they just wouldn't put it on there for the 01's-04's if 99's and 00's are the only ones that have them.
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Re: No air intake temperature sensor?

01+ the temp sensor is internal to the MAF not external. You need to plug that hole, you do NOT want un-metered air getting into the system. Tape works until you can find a plug or what ever, just be SURE it wont get sucked into the intake track of course.
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I picked up a nylon plug at Lowes, works great.
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I picked up a nylon plug at Lowes, works great.
Just got it plugged. Thanks guys!
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