General Air Intake Installation Guide
Be sure to allow your engine to completely cool before starting this installation process. You will be reaching into and around sensitive engine compartments, and if you start before your engine has totally cooled, you run the risk of burning yourself.
1) Turn off your vehicle's ignition, and disconnect your battery cables. Remove your radiator cover/dust shroud, and remove your intake tube. If applicable, you will also need to remove your engine cover. Remove your crank case hose, and disconnect your vehicle's electrical air flow sensors. Lastly, remove your air box, and disconnect the mass air flow sensor from it.
2) Skip to 3rd step if your intake kit is without Heat Shield. Assemble your intake's heat shield. This will usually require attaching mounting brackets and rubber trim and then connecting your mass air flow sensor to its underside. Sometimes, you will be required to cut the rubber trim to the proper size. Remember to make absolutely certain you are following your product's exact directions during this step, as the particular intricacies of each system differ. The most important consideration in this step is that you properly assemble your heat shield. There should be a large tube end available to connect the air filter to the intake tube.
When the heat shield is properly assembled, attach the air filter to the instructed position opposite where the intake tube will be attached (as the filter will feed directly into the tube). Tighten all necessary connectors. At the end of this process, you should have a piece of equipment similar in size to the air box which you previously removed. Your new system will fit into the vacated air box cavity.
Install the heat shield/air filter combo into your engine cavity. Do what is necessary in this process to retain and properly use key components such as splash guards and mounting brackets. The factory mounting positions from which you removed your air box should be used to mount your new heat shield and filter, as your new intake system will be made specifically for your vehicle.
Attach any vent fittings and remaining connective parts to your intake tube. Once ready, connect your intake tube to your heat shield/filter combination on one end and to your engine on the other. This may involve attaching and securing silicone hose ends, one to your throttle body and the other to the far end of the tube itself. However it is managed, this step entails seemlessly connecting your filter and heat shield to your throttle body.
3) Compare the number of vacuum hoses in your vehicle to the number of holes on the cold air intake pipe. If there are more holes than hoses, plug the extra holes with the grommets that came with your kit.
Attach the coupling that came with the air intake kit to the throttle body. Secure the coupling by tightening a hose clamp at the end. Place another hose clamp on the front of the coupling, but do not tighten it. Slide the intake tube into the coupling. Notice any mounting obstacles your tube may encounter. Your intake pipe should be running from the throttle bay away from the engine bay. Tighten the second hose clamp on the coupling and secure all the brackets on the tube. Make sure the intake tube is tightly secured to avoid rattling. Plug the mass air flow sensor into the new cold air intake system (if applicable) and finally the air filter on the other end of the pipe. Also make sure all the parts installed are cleared from all the moving parts from the car (such as throttle body/throttle wire, etc).
Reconnect the battery terminal and close the hood. Turn on the vehicle to check whether the engine is idling smoothly.
4) Every air intake system has a different method of installation. What you see here is a simple guide that generally covers air intake systems. Closely follow ALL of your particular part's instructions, in the greatest possible detail. That is the only way to ensure a proper installation.
Tighten and secure everything: all hose clamps, all gaskets, all bolts and fasteners. When we say tighten, we mean as tight as humanly possible. Under no circumstances is it advisable, or even acceptable, for these connectors to come loose at any moment during vehicle operation.
Reattach all vents and sensors unhooked in Step #2 or #3, including crank case vent hoses, battery cables, electrical sensors, engine covers, and/or radiator covers.
Make sure everything is properly attached and fully tightened. When you have determined this is so, start your engine and listen to that baby purr! It is recommended that every couple hundred miles you check your gaskets, fasteners, and hose clamps to ensure they've retained their tightness, at least through the first thousand miles. You can never be too careful, and bad things WILL happen if this system comes undone during operation.
Lastly, these are the universal mounting brackets installed pictures and you have to put the bracket (either both the L shape or just the straight bracket) on the clamps on the filter or any hose clamp on the intake kit. Then find the nearest available bolt that is around and mount it. You might need to twist or bend the bracket in order to mount it.
Note : Please don’t bend the bracket more than 90 degree or it will brake. Thanks
It is important to have everything tighten back before you start driving. Enjoy your new intake and if you have any question feel free to email us as soon as possible.