im planning on upgrading to a cold air intake type setup but I have noticed a sensor in the stock air box. can anyone tell me what this is and if its nessacary?
Air TEMPERATURE sensor, yes, I'm sorry. My fault on that one. :facepalm: You don't really need it to be connected to the intake apparently because the temperature in the box is similar to the ambient air around the box. If you REALLY want to... do what I did:Isn't it an intake air temp sensor?
:thumbsup:Just drill a hole in the new intake and stick the grommet in it. There should be enough room to hide it on the bottom side of the pipe, or you could add some wire and stick it behind the fender.
Yes.but wouldn't that effect my air/fuel mixture?
Why? What's your purpose in putting in the aftermarket intake? It's clear you didn't do much knowledgable research before doing this, now you want to really screw it up.but id rather elimanate it entirely. I like the look of minimal equipment and wires under the hood.
dude, this is my research. I have not purchased anything yet. as far as I know asking questions will not "really screw it up"Yes.
I don't know what type of intake you are installing but the stock is already a CAI. If the new intake has one of those filter cones that just sits in the engine bay then you won't have a CAI, just a cool looking, air hissing, filter. If you don't tell the ECU what the air intake air temp is it won't give you the correct mixture, or if you install the temp sensor in the hot engine bay then you will get less fuel and less power.
Why? What's your purpose in putting in the aftermarket intake? It's clear you didn't do much knowledgable research before doing this, now you want to really screw it up.
haha nice. It's true the stock intake is cold air only. Instead of buying a new intake, you could get away with a free modification like I did. I left the original box and piping, but there are 2 resonators on the intake. One between the intake manifold and the airbox in the piping, and one in the fender. If you remove both of those it will flow a little better and sound a little more aggressive. I took mine off, and to seal the hole in the piping I took a rubber bike tire inner tube, cut a square out of it, and placed it over the hole then tightened the stock clamp back down onto it. Popped inner tube + a few minutes of time= about 3 cents. It does the same basic thing an aftermarket setup does, but it just isnt chrome and flashy.
You really only gain from a cold air intake if you have a stock intake with a hot air inlet from the exhaust manifold or a really restrictive stock setup.