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Old 03-21-2014, 02:20 PM   #1
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Question for Airaid CAI Installation

Recently, I ordered Airaid CAI from AM and had it installed for my baby. However, I found the aluminum fitting (and gromment) is not perfectly connected to tube. As the following pic shows, there is still an apparent gap although I had made a lot adjustment. I'm afraid that it will lead to air leak and affect CAI's function.

Does anybody have the same problem? How to fix it? MANY GREAT THANKS!!

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Yeah it definitely looks like its not seated properly. I know when I did mine it also gave me a hard time, but not to get it straight, but to get it in at all! From what I can remember is that there was a lip on the end of the aluminum fitting and from your pic it looks like its not completely through the grommet causing it to sit crocked. Its something IMO you should address. If you can't do it with the CAI on the car I'd suggest talking it off and apart to get it seated properly.

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I just went to look at mine for you and noticed that the line actually pulls on the aluminum fitting causing mine to not sit exactly flush either. When I tug on the line just a little in the opposite direction it sits perfectly flush but when I let go it sits a little crocked.

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If you tug on the line a little (down) does it straighten or remain crocked?

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If you tug on the line a little (down) does it straighten or remain crocked?

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yes, when I crug the line downward from the view of my picture, the fitting can be straighten.
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Yeah it definitely looks like its not seated properly. I know when I did mine it also gave me a hard time, but not to get it straight, but to get it in at all! From what I can remember is that there was a lip on the end of the aluminum fitting and from your pic it looks like its not completely through the grommet causing it to sit crocked. Its something IMO you should address. If you can't do it with the CAI on the car I'd suggest talking it off and apart to get it seated properly.

:Update:

I just went to look at mine for you and noticed that the line actually pulls on the aluminum fitting causing mine to not sit exactly flush either. When I tug on the line just a little in the opposite direction it sits perfectly flush but when I let go it sits a little crocked.

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Thanks so much, Bro. Maybe this should be universal situation?
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Yeah it definitely looks like its not seated properly. I know when I did mine it also gave me a hard time, but not to get it straight, but to get it in at all! From what I can remember is that there was a lip on the end of the aluminum fitting and from your pic it looks like its not completely through the grommet causing it to sit crocked. Its something IMO you should address. If you can't do it with the CAI on the car I'd suggest talking it off and apart to get it seated properly.

:Update:

I just went to look at mine for you and noticed that the line actually pulls on the aluminum fitting causing mine to not sit exactly flush either. When I tug on the line just a little in the opposite direction it sits perfectly flush but when I let go it sits a little crocked.

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This is what Airaid staff replied to me:
By design we used the aluminum fitting/rubber grommet combination to allow for manufacturing tolerance we saw with the OE breather tube during development of the system. While it may appear that the fitting may be prone to leaking however the raised flange area of the aluminum fitting is only a stop to prevent the fitting from being installed too far. The section of the fitting the fitting that goes thru the grommet is where the seal is made and you should not have any reason to be concerned. Let me know if you have any additional questions.”


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with my airRaid intake this is exactly what it does in your first pic and is crocked. I have used mine for almost 13k miles and no leaks. If it leaks your rpms will jump up and down while you are idling and act like it wants to die.
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with my airRaid intake this is exactly what it does in your first pic and is crocked. I have used mine for almost 13k miles and no leaks. If it leaks your rpms will jump up and down while you are idling and act like it wants to die.
LOL,thank you. I'm totally at ease now!
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looks awful
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