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This very much depends on the type of engine you have. For naturally aspirated engines, these filters should have no effect on longevity. However, a word of caution, if your car is forced induction (i.e. Turbocharged or Supercharged) not only will the modification have little effect but I have seen instances where the size of particles allowed to pass ...


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It's important to get a good cold air intake that actually takes in cold air. Some kits that call themselves cold air intakes, are actually just exposed underhood pod air filters taking in hot air next to the headers. In a high compression engine that already operates near the detonation(knock) threshold, taking in this heated air can sometimes cause ...


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Some people think that a cold air intake will generally improve engine performance, allowing fuel to combust at lower temperatures, increasing fuel efficiency. They believe the lower temperature is actually better for the engine. Performance air filters, if you get a good quality one, might typically allow more air flow while reducing foreign particulate ...


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It will have no affect on the longevity of the engine or components as long as you get one with a decent filter on it. You'll have to check reviews on different elements to ensure you are getting one which is good. We'll not mention which ones I think are better, as that gets into the realm of both shopping and opinion. In and of themselves, CAI's will not ...


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Did you install the CAI, or did you buy it from someone else? If it was someone else, they may have installed a chip or had the ECU re-flashed to take advantage of the increased airflow. If so, then you'll need to re-flash the ECU with a stock tune. Did you gap the plugs properly before you installed them? That's an easy step to forget, especially when ...


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Most people just clean the EGR port with a small drill and think they are done. Just inside where the throttle body mounts They are 2 side passages that are often overlooked. I had to bend a wire and dig them out. They were stopped up solid. I also took a pressure washer to the plenum. Lots of gunk and carbon came out. Hope this helps someone. Gene


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Moves.. answer is a good one but you asked about advantages/disadvantages of MAF sensors. Disadvantages are: the sensor sits in the intake and thus restricts airflow. Airflow restrictions translate to performance restriction, particularly with vane style air flow meters. A simple example of this is the comparison between a Subaru STI MAF sensor and a ...



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