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Old 09-26-2012, 07:19 PM   #1
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I installed my CAI today

I just finished the install of my C&L CAI....it took a little longer than I thought but it was the first time I have ever done this. I think I did everything right.....are there any indicators in case I did not do something right?

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looks good! only indicators really would be CEL codes and engine running rough

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looks good! only indicators really would be CEL codes and engine running rough

CONGRATS!!
No Check engine and it ran as good as it did prior to the install....I guess I did it right

Tomorrow I am going to install my hood struts.
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Any clearance issues with the shroud and the hood? The first one they sent me did not mount correctly and wouldn't allow the hood to close. I called them and they said they revised the design and they sent me out a new one ASAP. Problem solved.
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Put the same CAI in my 2012 V6. Big gains in jump and snarl at 2500+ RPM. Hope you enjoy yours as much as I'm enjoying mine.
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Any clearance issues with the shroud and the hood? The first one they sent me did not mount correctly and wouldn't allow the hood to close. I called them and they said they revised the design and they sent me out a new one ASAP. Problem solved.
Nope hood is closing fine.....I am worried when I put the hood struts in though because I have to let the hood drop to get it to latch for some reason....I have noticed that since the first day
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Nope hood is closing fine.....I am worried when I put the hood struts in though because I have to let the hood drop to get it to latch for some reason....I have noticed that since the first day
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Awesome....I can't wait to get them installed tomorrow....I am doing a sound tube delete as well but have not received the kit yet.....do you guys think everything will be ok if I leave the CAI uncapped and the firewall unplugged for a few day until it gets here?
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Awesome....I can't wait to get them installed tomorrow....I am doing a sound tube delete as well but have not received the kit yet.....do you guys think everything will be ok if I leave the CAI uncapped and the firewall unplugged for a few day until it gets here?
As long as you don't plan on driving it. I would still cover the hole on the intake tube with something for the time being. No need for stuff to get in there.
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No problem....I will just wait to do the sound tube delete until the kit comes in. Thanks for the info...I have had mods done on cars before but this is the first time I am doing a lot of the work on my own.
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Congrats buddy... I got the C&L cai and bama 91race tune and she boogeys like nobodys buisness.. What tune do u have?
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Congrats buddy... I got the C&L cai and bama 91race tune and she boogeys like nobodys buisness.. What tune do u have?
Still stock tune....the Boss Intake Manifold and tuner are my next purchases.
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I just finished the install of my C&L CAI....it took a little longer than I thought but it was the first time I have ever done this. I think I did everything right.....are there any indicators in case I did not do something right?

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Good job it feels good to do you own work don't it
Yes it does...this forum has taught me a lot about Mustangs
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Yes it does...this forum has taught me a lot about Mustangs
Good theirs alot of knowledgeable people on here and other forum
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I installed the C&L myself and apparently didn't tighten one of the hose clamps tight enough to create a strong seal and while driving the car went into limp mode. (Simultaneously I did too). It threw a code and I checked all the seals again and problem was fixed. Nothing bad happened... just scared the beans out of me.
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:55 PM   #17
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I installed the C&L myself and apparently didn't tighten one of the hose clamps tight enough to create a strong seal and while driving the car went into limp mode. (Simultaneously I did too). It threw a code and I checked all the seals again and problem was fixed. Nothing bad happened... just scared the beans out of me.
Good to know.....I am pretty sure I tightened down good but will double check when I am under the hood tomorrow to install the struts
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You'll be fine.
Hood struts are now installed....sound tube delete is next.

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Sound tube delete is now done! I will post pictures tomorrow there was not a lot of light tonight.
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sound tube sucks!
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sound tube sucks!
Yeah, it looks cleaner in the engine bay for sure...now I just need to talk the wife into ordering my MGW shifter
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Looks good man...
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I just finished the install of my C&L CAI....it took a little longer than I thought but it was the first time I have ever done this. I think I did everything right.....are there any indicators in case I did not do something right?

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Notice any gains
Not really....I am sure I will after I get my tune though...
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Not really....I am sure I will after I get my tune though...
Yea I'm tryin every way possible not to get a tune looks like I'm gone have to get one
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Yea I'm tryin every way possible not to get a tune looks like I'm gone have to get one
I am holding out until I install the Boss Intake Manifold...but with that I have to have a tune
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Here is my engine bay without the sound tube. Much better
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Here is my engine bay without the sound tube. Much better
Looks great!! I'm finally convinced I have to delete mine soon!!
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