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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Lingenfelter CAI Install Question in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; I just received my CAI today and I am going over the install instructions. For those who already have the ...
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    Lingenfelter CAI Install Question

    I just received my CAI today and I am going over the install instructions. For those who already have the unit, are their any hidden problems or other recommendations to consider during installation that are not evident in the instructions?

    Ya gotta love this forum for timely advice.

    Full Disclosure:This CAI was NOT purchased in lieu of a boob job for my wife, nor does it make my V eligible to be a "pampered Dr.s toy."


    Carl

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    Re: Lingenfelter CAI Install Question

    Removing the front rubber air snorkel is the worst part of the job. Line up two beers for that. For that part, I removed all the push in plastic rivets holding the front grille assembly on to gain a little room to stick my arm into the front of the car. In the end, you'll probably give up and just rip out the snorkel like everyone else did.

    On the MAF, remove the factory rubber air-box adapter/clamp. It's not spelled out very clealy in the directions. Removing this will expose the aluminum end of the MAF (screen side) - this is where steel pipe and hose attach - take your time and be careful not to damage the MAF wires or screen.

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    Re: Lingenfelter CAI Install Question

    Removing the rubber boot was the biggest problem for me as well(need smaller hands).

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    Re: Lingenfelter CAI Install Question

    use cutters to get the rubber out.

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    Re: Lingenfelter CAI Install Question

    Leave it in.

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    Re: Lingenfelter CAI Install Question

    Leave the rubber snorkel in?

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    Re: Lingenfelter CAI Install Question

    Yes. Absolutely no reason to pull it out.

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    Re: Lingenfelter CAI Install Question

    took me 30 minutes to pry it out - should have left it alone and as is

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    Re: Lingenfelter CAI Install Question

    Thanks guys!

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    Re: Lingenfelter CAI Install Question

    Quote Originally Posted by CVP33
    Yes. Absolutely no reason to pull it out.
    I disagree totally. With the snorkel in place, it restricts the airflow greatly.

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    Re: Lingenfelter CAI Install Question

    Cut it that's what I did after trying to pry it out for 20 minutes.

    Quick question, I got a check engine light on two days ago and it was the intake setting it off. The dealer turned it off and I was just wondering if this happened to anybody else and if there is a cure for it in the future, should it happen again?

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    Re: Lingenfelter CAI Install Question

    Mutlu, suggest double checking your clamps between the throttle body and MAF.

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    Re: Lingenfelter CAI Install Question

    You said boob job..lol.. that is a good one.

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    Re: Lingenfelter CAI Install Question

    Quote Originally Posted by crowan

    Full Disclosure:This CAI was NOT purchased in lieu of a boob job for my wife, nor does it make my V eligible to be a "pampered Dr.s toy."


    Carl
    lol

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    Re: Lingenfelter CAI Install Question

    I had to set my K&N filter at a slight angle to get it in their. Did anyone else have to do that?

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