Yesterday I got the call saying that my cold air intake was in, so I picked it up after work and went home straight away. I have never replaced one before and didn’t really have any insights. It was a little more complicated than I thought it would be. On top of that it was a super tight fit. Taking the old filter system out was as easy as popping out a few screws and pulling. Once it was out it seemed like there was plenty of space. I had to assemble the heat shield for the new intake, and mount it in the front right corner. This was where the old air box was. Next I connected the rubber angle tube to the throttle body and fastened it with a hose clamp, that was provided. I then did some fancy maneuvers with the main tubing, to get it in and under all of the hoses. I dropped the air filter in the corner by the heat shield first so it was in before the tubing. I had to install the breather tube as well. It sat behind the throttle body and went to the main tube for the intake. I used hose clamps on both ends for that as well. I fit the main tube into the rubber angled fitting and clamped it down. I then attached the filter to the other end with yet again another hose clamp. I had to make sure that I inserted the O2 sensor in the main tube through a hole and rubber grommet. I took a look and then shook it a bit fairly hard to see how it would possible move, if at all. I decided to use some of the excess insulated rubber tubing from the breather and squeeze it in between a few spots that I didn’t want it to bump up against. The clearance is tiny in the one corner and it scares me but it shouldn’t move so I hope there won’t be any issues. Here are a few pictures for you to get an idea.
GAH SO CLOSE!!!!^^^^^
On a different note, I have been in contact with our realtor and I think we are going to do a second walk through of the house we like on Monday. The only thing that worries me is that it may have things wrong with it, and that it is a big house. I don’t want to spend every weekend cleaning a huge house. We will see what comes of it. I’ll keep you posted.
I’ll see you all tomorrow! 😀 😀