A well-designed Cold Air Intake can improve the vehicle's performance, engine sound and gas mileage. Cold air intake is also called CAI. If installed properly it ensures the optimal operation of the engine. This article is written as a basic quid on cold air intake installation. However, in view of the wide range of the air intake designs and styles, the installation instruction provided by the manufacturer can be more useful.
Choose a cold air intake. Nowadays, you are provided with the opportunity to choose among a huge range of the cold air intakes, available in various designs and produced by different manufacturers. Well-designed cold air intakes can not only increase the engine's torque and horsepower, but also better the fuel efficiency as well. First determine your car's specification. Whether you own the commonly customized car, you will need only make and model, year and engine type. Fortunately, there are a lot of custom-made cold air intakes to choose from. Their custom-made designs ensure perfect fit your vehicle's year, make and model. The custom-designed cold air intake fits precisely and is installed easily. Produced by the leading brands, the aftermarket cold air intakes meet high quality standards and ensure reliable operation. Select the intake type and brand, manufacturer that fits you best.
Prepare to install the cold air intake. Collect the tools required for the installation. You can consult the manuals of the vehicle and the cold air intake kit for specific socket, bit and bit driver, and wrench sizes. Park the car on a level surface, provided with set of parking brake. Let the engine become cool. Before continuing, make sure that the engine is cool. Then open the hood, find the battery cable and disconnect it from the negative terminal.
Remove the air stock system. Refer to the vehicle's manual to find the location of the factory air tube, which is used for connecting the stock air box to the throttle body. Find the factory air intake tube and remove the vacuum hoses by removing attached clamps with the help of pliers. The clamps, used to attach the intake tube to the stock box, are to be loosened by means of appropriate screwdriver. The hose clamps, used to attach the intake tube to the throttle body, are to be loosened as well. The air intake tube is to be removed. If your car is equipped with the mass air flow sensor (MAF), disconnect and set it aside. With the help of the socket wrench unscrew the bolts of the stock air box and remove it from the engine bay.
Attach the new air filter to the pipe of the cold air intake. Make sure that the air filter is not damaged and preoiled. Place it at the intake pipe and then secure it by means of hose clamp. Check if the air filter is secured by pulling on it gently.
Install the cold air intake. Take the silicone coupling, which comes with the kit of the cold air intake, and attach it to the throttle body. Tighten the clamp of the horse at the end to fasten the coupling. Secure the brackets on the tube and tighten the second clamp of the horse on the silicone coupling. To avoid rattling, make sure that the tube is tightly secured. Take the mass air flow sensor and plug it into the new cold air intake. Reconnect the battery terminal and turn on the engine to check if it is idling smoothly.