Cadillac CTS First Generation Forum - 2003 - 2007 Discussion, Volant CAI Problems in Cadillac CTS Coupe, Sport Sedan and Sport Wagon Forums; I must say that this is the worst Intake install I have ever experienced! In fact, I don't think I ...
I must say that this is the worst Intake install I have ever experienced! In fact, I don't think I actually have the 3.6L intake. Is the 5.7L different? First, It took me 35min to get the MAF sensor on due to the filter coupler having 2 different bolt patterns of which only one is correct. Once i figured that out the bolts were too short to use the lock washer! I finally got to the snorkel that connects to the MAF and the silicon "hump hose" was too small in diameter to attach to the snorkel so I used the stock one. Once I got to the silicon sleeve that connects to the throttle body(at least the sleeve was the right diameter) there was no physical way to get it on! The radiator fan support kept getting in the way. The biggest thing was that even if it could go on, the "hump hose" is so bound up that it would restrict flow. Did any one have the same problems!?
Yes on all accounts!!!! My children learned several new words watching daddy try to connect the MAF assembly to the filter coupling. I was definitely expecting something a little more plug and play, but now that it's on I don't have any complaints.
Ughh! That thing was a b i o t c h! I have never sweat so much from thinking so hard as how to get this thing together. How can a company design a intake tube then give silicon connectors that don't fit!? That stupid hump hose is what I am talking about. The maf diameter and intake tube diameter are 2 diff sizes! Then the damn hose clamps barely fit! Luckily the screw was able to catch the last slit in the clamp and tighten! Rediculous! I didn't even use that foam ring for the air box or I never would have been able to make it fit. I don't know about the K&N design but it may be worth it to save the hassle and get it instead. I can't be the only one who had this much trouble and if I am then I question my 136 IQ.