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Old 05-01-2009
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oh em gee-maf?

so yesterday me and my friend decided to rig up a little "cold" air intake out of the one he had in his old car. we got it rigged up minus the maf because low and behold, it had a security torx bit which neither of us had. so we decide that it would run fine until today when i go get the bit from the store. i did notice when i drove it that when it would shift from first to second, it would shift hard, like a rookie driving a stick, but i figured eh it needs the maf.

so i go to home depot today, get the bit, plug the sensor into the new intake and start it up. it idled a bit rough at first so i let the engine run for about 5 minutes before pulling away. well i hit 20mph, the shift point, and cough cough cough....done. the engine stalled. i said oh **** turned everything off and unplugged the maf and drove home fine. got in the driveway plugged it in again and it idled rough yet again and after i took it to about 2700 rpms it stalled once again.


so what now besides plug everything stock back in?
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So you put the MAF in something it wasn't calibrated to work in? You have to tune for it. Just go stock or buy a real intake. The stock intake is cold air anyway.
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I didn't think that it would run without the mass. News to me I guess. Does it just run in "limp mode"?
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Yeah it runs off a really rich base map.
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So with that mod your pretty much removing that snorkel?
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Yeah. Its just for sound and it still picks up the cold air behind the headlight. I'm sure there is a slight flow increase but nothing that will improve power to where you feel it.
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Interesting thrd.
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ok well, i unplugged the battery and let everything reset itself. i turned on the engine and it doesnt run rough now, and it wont stall when i give it gas.. so im gonna take around the block and see what happens haha
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so went out drove it around and it runs like a dream. the idle is now at about 900 and even then when i let off the brake it just wants to keep going like 10 12 mph haha kinda funny. shifts even better than with stock intake, i switched em out to compare and i love it. it sounds awesome and im pretty sure it has more pep so im pretty satisfied
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