Will a cold air intake throw a code?
This is going to be normal. You will need a tune to get rid of the code. Its most likely a system too lean. This is because the cold air intake is larger in diameter than the stock airbox therefore more air induction.
Will a cold air intake harm my engine?
Cold air intakes can potentially damage your engine if small pieces of the filter tear off and enter the engine or if they are improperly installed. Install them right and conduct regular maintenance to ensure that you have a beneficial system that will last you a long time.
Do I need a tune after installing cold air intake?
For a quick answer – no, you don’t need to tune your car after installing a cold air intake. Tuning your car is expensive and for doing it only to optimize a cold air intake is not worth the money. A cold air intake is a cheap and easy upgrade that does not require tuning.
Is a cold air intake the same as an air filter?
A cold air intake does replace the air filter in your vehicle. It does not make a difference between the two, except how they are mounted. Drop-in air filters simply replace the existing filter. Whereas cold air intake gives you the option to reroute your intake – allowing your intake to suck air from cooler areas.
Why you shouldn’t get a cold air intake?
It has been found that cold air intakes with a 90-degree bend can offset your car’s idle, especially when combined with other aftermarket parts. This causes problems when air is being sucked into the engine, because it causes the air to roll.
Is it bad to drive in the rain with a cold air intake?
Driving with a cold-air intake in the rain will not cause your engine to hydrolock. Driving with a coil-air intake without splash shields and fender lines will cause you problems. If you aren’t able to avoid driving through water deeper than 6-8 inches deep, a cold-air probably isn’t for you.
What are the cons of a cold air intake?
The cold air intake does typically get denser air than the stock intake. However, since it is longer and more requires more complex routing, it is often more expensive. This increased complexity also leads to a more difficult and time-consuming installation.
Does a cold air intake change the sound?
A cold air intake changes the sound of the engine of your vehicle rather than the sound. Further, you will be able to hear the sound of airflow inside the intake. The sound will be more audible when you press the accelerator and release the pedal.