A cold air intake makes sure the car engine gets enough cold air. The cold air intake cools the air the engine breathes through the air intake tube and air filter. It increases the gas to air ratio on the engine. This makes it possible for the gasoline to be evenly combusted and more use is gotten from the fuel. Gas mileage, acceleration, torque, and engine horsepower is improved due to added combustion. Installation can be done in few easy steps.
You need a Philips screwdriver, a flat head screw driver, and a torx wrench assortment.
1. Make sure your car is in park and the engine turned off before you start the installation. The emergency brake should also be engaged and the battery’s negative cable disconnected at the hood.
2. Use the flat-head screwdriver to remove clamps that are found around the hose intake on the engine’s throttle body. The screw driver will help make loose the screws that hold the clamp secure.
3. Use the Torx wrench to remove from the cold air tube, the mass air flow unit. The Philips screwdriver or the flat-head can also be used for this job. The sensor can be damaged when removing the mass air flow unit so caution should be taken.
4. Take the air box apart by unclasping the latches on it. The air box should then be removed completely from the engine bay. After this the stock air filter should be located and removed.
5. At the end of the intake tube connecting to the throttle body, insert a coupling. The other end should then be placed over the body of the throttle. The intake should be moved very close to the throttle body.
6. At the designated spot on the tube the mass air flow unit should be inserted. Use the torx wrench, the flat-head screw driver or the Philips to secure the screws on the mass air flow unit. The mass air flow unit should face the correct direction. An arrow on the mass air flow unit will direct you on the designated direction that it should be placed.
7. On the intake tube’s other end connect the air filter. A clamp should be used to tie down to the intake tube, the filter. To ensure the clamp is safely secured to the intake tube and air filters, use the flat head screw driver. You can use additional tie downs to make sure the intake tube and air filter is secured and in place. The intake tube and the air filters should be some distance from moving parts and the engine.
After this, the negative battery cable can be reconnected. To secure the air intake, you can use additional ties or clamps. To add on the cold air induction, the air filter can be attached in the fender well area. This also ensures that the intake tube and air filter are away from the engine. For easy access of the fender well area, route the air filter and intake tube through the engines vent hole at the side.