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Old 03-25-2016, 05:13 PM   #11
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Just keep an eye out for any DTC'*, I don't see how it will harm the motor unless the PCM cannot maintain a perfect stoichiometric A/FR of 14.7
If it is a good CAI, and not a really cheap brand, then it should not cause any DTC'* for AF ratios..
What I would do is just baby the car till you can get everything done to it, and keep an eye out for DTC'*.
Don't floor it and constantly go WOT to see how the CAI does, to be honest it will only add a couple of HP, the real gain will come after a PCM tune is done.
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the cold air intake is way to loud kinda sound like its hurting the motor didnt get a check engine light but didnt like the way it sounded yes i let it warm up sounded the same so i took it off and gutted the box its a cheap one pos i dont see how its a cold air intake sitting in the engine bay open seems like factory box would be better being as it pulls from the fender

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That is what I did with my 96' Naturally Aspirated Park Ave, I gutted the box, only left a small part of it in tact, then put in a rectangular K&N air filter.

Usually a good CAI will pull from the fender area, and should have a heat shield around it, but I agree that the way the current box is that you'd think it would pull in colder air, maybe not quite as much, but colder nonetheless.
Good thing you took it off since the motor did not sound right, the AF ratio was probably out of wack.
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