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Old 10-23-2012, 11:13 AM   #1
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Apex Scoop and Washer Bottle Install (or most any other brand)

I took alot of photos as I installed my scoop and washer bottle relo kit. This is not a full fledged do it yourself, but I hope the photos help someone along the way

The instructions provided make complete sense when you are done, but it is easy to misunderstand a few things and confuse correct orientation when just reading words. For example it is easy to read into and think that the new horn bolt provided is for bolting on the scoop under the head of the bolt. NOT, it creates a stud on the backside because it is longer...and you simple put a nut on the stud. The instructions clearly say "replace the horn bolt"

Start by making things simple. Take the wheel, fenderliner and your existing CAI out.

Here's a quick list of tools

-A couple screwdrivers for clamps and CAI lid
-Torx bit #20? I forget, for the fender liner
-trim removal tool for scrivets
-10MM open wrench for the CAI itself and for the horn bolt
-7/16 wrench and or sockets for the 4 new bottle bolts and filler neck
-13MM sockets and/or wrench for the OEM bottle bolts
-Dremel tool or some sort of nippers to cut the plastic grille fascia and the nib off of the washer pump motor
-Scissors or knife to cut tubing to length


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Old 10-23-2012, 11:16 AM   #2
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Continued

At this point everything is removed, and the opening in the grille is cut. Now we install
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:18 AM   #3
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:37 AM   #4
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Nice pictorial. Going to install mine this weekend and refer to your pics if I get into trouble. How much work is it to take the plastic wheel liner off (just wondering, I know it has to come off)?

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Old 10-23-2012, 11:40 AM   #5
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Pretty easy with the right tools. You need a Torx bit (preferably a screwdriver type one. There are 3 at the lower front edge and 2 at then lower rear edge. The all you do is remove 5-6 "scrivets". You have to pull the center button out of those and then remove the push pin type deal. Those are best removed with the right tool, but a screwdriver or butter knife work OK. You can see one installed scrivet in my last picture.

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Old 10-23-2012, 12:16 PM   #6
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I suggest buying one, it saves the scrivets from being ruined.

http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/de...d=trim+removal

Did the APEX washer bottle come with the bolts to secure the filler part to the CAI box?
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I suggest buying one, it saves the scrivets from being ruined.

http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/de...d=trim+removal

Did the APEX washer bottle come with the bolts to secure the filler part to the CAI box?
Agree on buying the right tool. I got the 2-handle squeeze ones

The kit comes with the four bolts for the bottle and two for the filler neck. I used all the washers provided on the bottle and had to round up some for the filler neck

I've edited my original post to add some of the tools needed that I recall.

Here's the trim tool I bought at Advance Auto Parts. They have the one in the link above also
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:47 PM   #8
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I see the hose go up then down through the hole. Will that cause any back up when filling with the liquid? or liquid left in the tube?
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:52 PM   #9
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All is good as long as it goes up hill to the filler. It's routed along that bend in the CAI shroud to the filler on the other side there
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:43 AM   #10
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I suggest buying one, it saves the scrivets from being ruined.

http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/de...d=trim+removal

Did the APEX washer bottle come with the bolts to secure the filler part to the CAI box?
I ended up buying some of these LINKY. They also had the squeeze type. I install my stuff tomorrow.
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:18 AM   #11
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Did you trim your clear hose any?
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I cut at least a 1/3 off of it
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:56 AM   #13
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Nice group of pictures on this one. Really helps me visualize what is involved with this mod. Thanks, I'll bookmark.
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Nice group of pictures on this one. Really helps me visualize what is involved with this mod. Thanks, I'll bookmark.
Yeah, he did do I good job of photo documenting the procedure.

One thing I did that most people don't bother with is to remove the old neg. battery post that is now useless after a CAI install. Gave me more room to work with.
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Has anyone done this on a 2013 and run into any issues with the scoop install?
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:13 PM   #16
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Great thread f5journal. Thank you for your business and for taking the time to put this together.

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Has anyone done this on a 2013 and run into any issues with the scoop install?
The install is the same for 2013 models as it is for previous models.
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I actually have a slight issue with the washer fluid bottle pushing against wheel well and when I make a sharp right turn it causes my wheel to rub it. Would you suggest drilling holes in the scoop a little more to the left and refit the bottle?
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I actually have a slight issue with the washer fluid bottle pushing against wheel well and when I make a sharp right turn it causes my wheel to rub it. Would you suggest drilling holes in the scoop a little more to the left and refit the bottle?
I'm assuming you're talking about the Apex W/W bottle? I think you want to try and mount it as far forward as you can. I'm sure Chase will chime in and clarify tho.
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I actually have a slight issue with the washer fluid bottle pushing against wheel well and when I make a sharp right turn it causes my wheel to rub it. Would you suggest drilling holes in the scoop a little more to the left and refit the bottle?
I noticed that when I reinstalled the fender liner. But I have no rubbing
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