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Old 05-26-2013, 09:12 PM   #1
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Intake causing drag?

It seems as thought since the Cai install when I punch it down it doesn't shift as firmly and drags it seems to be holding me back. Before I could really get it reving and going but now when I punch it there's like a delay or something
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Do you have an automatic>?
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It may be the throttle by wire setup ^ maybe a tune will fix it but idk I'm sure someone will chime in and clarify
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If the CAI is all you have on the car, you may have lost some tq down low, but it should flow a tiny bit better up top. Remember one little mod won't change your car much it takes a bunch of complimentary mods to really do some damage
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I think Andy did somethin wrong
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Do you have an automatic>?
Yeah it's an automatic
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Yeah it's an automatic
What kind of intake did u put in? Was it a no tune required intake.
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I could take a look at it tomorrow
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What brand intake? My guess is you either forgot to install the tube that runs from the intake to the automatic, causing an unfiltered air leak that is messing with the MAF readings, or forgot to cap it, or that it requires a tune.
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Need to ask

Did you disconnect the battery while installing your CAI ??

I was told and it is in the Airaid instructions that it is an important step to disconnect the battery when putting the CAI on your car. I think it has something to do with the computer resetting for the increased air flow. I would guess this would cover all of the different CAI's

I put my Airaid on and hooked the battery back up and now I have way much better throttle response then before. When I floor the car it now has a great loud sound and I don't know if it accelerates better but it sure feels like it does. It shifts crisp and fast.

Try undoing your battery for about half hour or so and see if it helps.

I also hope you did not use oil or soap to put on the couplings to install them easier. If so you may have contaminated the MAF. I'm hoping not.

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Did you do the idle re learn process?
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No, I just had the battery disconnected

The first thing in the installation instructions was to disconnect the battery. I thought it was a strange request but did it anyway. I'm happy I did because I later found out it was to reset the computer for the increased air flow.
NicholasP should try disconnecting his battery for a half hour or so and see if that don't fix him up. It's free and may even solve the problem.

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The first thing in the installation instructions was to disconnect the battery. I thought it was a strange request but did it anyway. I'm happy I did because I later found out it was to reset the computer for the increased air flow.
NicholasP should try disconnecting his battery for a half hour or so and see if that don't fix him up. It's free and may even solve the problem.

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I noticed that issue, and when I replaced my battery and did the idle re-learn problem solved

The directions were shady, no joke

(Just to clarify replacing the battery was not due in part of installing the CAI.)
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Well since I got my oil changed it seems to be actually faster and more quick to respond than stock haha I guess they must have done something back to bookin it for me
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Well since I got my oil changed it seems to be actually faster and more quick to respond than stock haha I guess they must have done something back to bookin it for me
I would never pay someone to change my oil
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Well since I got my oil changed it seems to be actually faster and more quick to respond than stock haha I guess they must have done something back to bookin it for me
That's probably because they inflated your tires but they may have tightened it up as well did they remove the foam job?
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I would never pay someone to change my oil
I do all the time because you only save about $5-10 on average. And right now the works is on sale for 29.99. You can't beat that.

Plus all the Ford dealers around here the 5th oil change is free so to me I just about break even. I'd never go to an express lube type place.
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I do all the time because you only save about $5-10 on average. And right now the works is on sale for 29.99. You can't beat that.

Plus all the Ford dealers around here the 5th oil change is free so to me I just about break even. I'd never go to an express lube type place.
But, I just can't trust anyone except me with my car. If I put the oil and filter on, I know it was done correctly. And who is to say these ppl put the correct oil in, and the correct amount of oil. I just don't trust strangers with MY car, just ain't gonna happen.
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But, I just can't trust anyone except me with my car. If I put the oil and filter on, I know it was done correctly. And who is to say these ppl put the correct oil in, and the correct amount of oil. I just don't trust strangers with MY car, just ain't gonna happen.
Fair enough you got me there. I do watch them closely at Ford
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Fair enough you got me there. I do watch them closely at Ford
Lol, to each his own. Speaking of which, its about time for a oil change.
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Lol, to each his own. Speaking of which, its about time for a oil change.
Same with mine I got a free one from Ford
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