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My Injen came in today (thanks LoctnLoaded), and I am currently installing it, using the given instructions and Killroys How-to. However, I am stuck in removing the stock intake. I can't pull those goddam hoses off the side! I got one off (the one which is by itself), but the other two wont budge. I cant see my fingers through all the black grime on them because ive been trying to pull them off for a half hour, but no luck. Someone, please help me quickly so I can have my car in working order by tonight!
 

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Hey, I just installed my Injen this week, and had similar problems, but like Dev says, just pull harder. Also, on the side where there's 2 hoses, the bigger one does not come off where it attaches to the MAF. You have to unhook it where its got the clamp at the other end of the hose. Then you'll just replace that hose with the big red one you got with the kit. The smaller one below it, you just gotta twist it and pull, it'll come off;).

Good luck with the rest of the install, you'll be happy when its done!:biggrin:
 

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AA731: Here ya go:biggrin:

By the way, I printed this out and I used it more then I did the actual instructions that came with the intake... it was much easier with this...

If anyone has any questions, PM me, cause I just installed this and still remember alot of the specifics...
 
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Howdy,

Lotsa grime eh? You might wanna get some paper towels or a rag and wipe off as much as you can. That sounds like it's contributing to slippyness. But, just like the other guys said.. pull harder on the hoses that go into rubber intake :)

- Kill
 

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The only hose you should have a hard time pulling off is the one closest to the windshield, the big tube for the IACV. That one you have to unhook where the hose-clamp is, like mentioned before. ;)
 

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Well, thanks for all the help guys.. late response, although I was using all the information, my hands were just too nasty to type yesterday : )

TennisMennace saved me! I kept trying to pull the big one off from the MAF, I Swear to god i spent an hour trying, and then i read his reply and simply took off the clamp and pulled it off... Talk about frustrating. After that little road block, everything came off rather easily and the rest went smoothly, except for one thing. The screws they supplied werent long enough, and I had to make a run to Ace hardware to get some that would fit.. that was a pain in the ass, but well worth it. I'm loving the intake, the growl is awesome, but not loud at low RPM's, which is just what I wanted.
 

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I actually have one more question I forgot about..
At the end of KillRoys how-to he says this:

"But, make sure to remove the negative batter cable from your battery and leave it off for 5-10 minutes. I removed mine and wrapped it in a papertowel as I cleaned up just to make sure it didn’t accidently touch something. The reason you remove the battery cable is so that the onboard computer gets reset. The first few thousand miles your onboard computer tracks how you drive, adjusting the cars performance to be suited for your style of driving. Since you’ve added a new intake, those stats are going to change, so you want the car to reconfigure itself for that."

I didn't do this.. does it matter? Should I go in now and do it?
 

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Yes, you need to do this or it won't perform correctly. Your A/F maps are not going to be adjusted properly and you won't get the best gain. Rule of thumb for any power-adder mod is really just to undo the negative battery terminal when you start doing the mod and put it back on when you're done. Easiest way. :)

Also, I hear you on the bolts.. when Viz did his with Fazed at our mod-meet, he had to go to the store to get some new bolts too. :tongue:
 

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Just to make sure...
The negative battery cable would be the black one, right?
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The only trouble I had installing the intake is fitting the large red tube over the IACV...I had to cut the tube shorte AND take a razor blade and make the hole of the tube wider cuz it would not fit.

Mike
 

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I had to cut the tube also, it was like 2.5 inches too long. However, I never had to make a cut to get a tube to fight, I found that with enough prying I could get them to fit.
One more question - my negative battery terminal is covered in blue ****, and I dont want to touch it. A paper towel wouldnt clean it off, and now I dont know what to do. How do I get this stuff off, and what is it? Then, once I do that, how do take off the negative cable? It doesn't appear as though I can take it off, do I need any tools or what?
 

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The battery cable has a clamp that goes around the bolt connected to the battery. All you have to do is loosen the clamp and pull it off. All you'll need is a simple wrench. As far as the blue stuff, I don't know... Is it just like powder or something? Did something melt on it? My first thought is just put some gloves on and work around it as if its not there if it won't just scrub off...
 
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i've had all the same problems as listed above... screws to short, seems to be a problem with injen, after the 99 model we have a plastic piece not metal that the maf adapter conects to, seems plastic is thicker. :shrug:

i had a pain in the butt time getting all the old hoses off .. i found that pulling didnt work, you gotta twist, then pull
 

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Here's some pics of my battery.. if anyone knows what that blue stuff is, let me know. Also, I still cant figure out how to take out the negatice battery cable, although I have yet to tinker around because that nasty blue crap..
 

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How should I clean it?
 
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