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Old 11-22-2015, 09:33 PM   #1
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HELP ME: CAI Brand Intake for V6 Camaro

I just installed the CAI brand intaoke on my 2013 V6 Camaro and I thought everything was relatively easy to do. I'm not a savvy car guy but I am learning. This is actually the 2nd modification I did to my car, with the MRT V2.0 axle-back exhaust as the 1st mod.

My problem is that after I installed the intake (successfully as I originally thought) the stock engine cover will not fit back to its original position. What's preventing this is the crankcase vent line which protrudes outward like in the attached pics. Did I do something wrong? How am I suppose to position this line so that I can put the cover back on. Is the engine cover needed at all? This is my daily driver and I can live without an engine cover I guess.

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Old 11-22-2015, 11:16 PM   #2
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losen the intake tube and rotate it, then the elbow sticking up should be able to rotate so it's pointing down and that should solve your issue
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Old 11-22-2015, 11:22 PM   #3
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Look at the maf how it's positioned in the picture compared to yours
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Old 11-22-2015, 11:23 PM   #4
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See the photos in this thread:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=397870

Looks like the metal intake tube needs to be rotated towards the rear of the engine compartment so the maf housing is located on top of the tube and not pointing towards the front grill.

This will re-position the connection to crankcase vent tube. You'll need to redo the the way the hoses are connected so they're not sticking up.
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Old 11-23-2015, 02:55 AM   #5
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Thank you for your comments! Appreciate it.

My mistakes:
1. Watching how-to-install videos without realizing that the cars in the videos were V8 models.
2. Routing the MAF wires underneath the intake tube to match what I saw on the how-to-install videos. Realizing I couldn't make the connection, I rotated the tube more such that the MAF faced the front grill.
3. I failed to remove the stock rubber elbow you see sticking out in the pictures.

I rotated the intake tube to have the MAF positioned on top and I removed the rubber elbow and used only the one provided with the kit. It was an easy fix and my engine cover is back as it was. Lessons learned! haha...
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Old 11-23-2015, 07:11 AM   #6
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I'm glad it worked our for you
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Old 11-23-2015, 07:53 AM   #7
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