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This is a discussion on CAI sucked up plastic bag within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; My car felt kinda sluggish for a while now, and I didnt exactly know the cause. I reved up the ...

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    CAI sucked up plastic bag

    My car felt kinda sluggish for a while now, and I didnt exactly know the cause. I reved up the engine from under the hood, and noticed the lid flexed and sucked down like it wasnt getting any air flow.

    I took the lid off then removed the filter, when I noticed a complete foodlion plastic bag was underneath the filter. The bag had blocked off all airflow and was the same length of the filter. Since the SLP CAI seals the airbox, the engine was completly sufficated. lol

    I drove it today and it felt like my car gained about 30 or 40 hp. Does this sound reasonable?

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    Almost like the bat I sucked in my WS6 hood in the spring

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1camino View Post


    Almost like the bat I sucked in my WS6 hood in the spring
    lol, I haver caught a few birds in mine.

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    Wow... When I got my car my maf was completely covered with sticks, bird feathers, and grass...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshieDoom View Post
    Wow... When I got my car my maf was completely covered with sticks, bird feathers, and grass...
    Good thing the owner b4 didnt descreen the MAF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshieDoom View Post
    Wow... When I got my car my maf was completely covered with sticks, bird feathers, and grass...
    Wow,,,that crap should never have made it past the filter anyway,,,,makes ya wonder what the hell the previous owner did with the car??

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    I've found a bag up against the radiator that was trying to enter the intake. Mostly dead bee's and cigarette butts.. It's amazing what that air damn will push up to your intake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckie669 View Post
    I've found a bag up against the radiator that was trying to enter the intake. Mostly dead bee's and cigarette butts.. It's amazing what that air damn will push up to your intake.
    Yup, and what doesn't make it to the air intake gets lodged between the condensor and radiator and causes heating problems.

    I make it a point every season to pull it apart and suck it out with a shop vac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckie669 View Post
    I've found a bag up against the radiator that was trying to enter the intake. Mostly dead bee's and cigarette butts.. It's amazing what that air damn will push up to your intake.
    yeah i get cigarette butts to, how the fuck does that happen??

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    Quote Originally Posted by blatty86 View Post
    yeah i get cigarette butts to, how the fuck does that happen??
    people in front of you kick em up

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    i found one of those big bags of m&m's right before the filter against the radiator before, some still left in it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by airmaxon1 View Post
    i found one of those big bags of m&m's right before the filter against the radiator before, some still left in it!!
    Melt in your engine not in your hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by airmaxon1 View Post
    i found one of those big bags of m&m's right before the filter against the radiator before, some still left in it!!
    Quote Originally Posted by WS6ICK2K View Post
    Melt in your engine not in your hand.
    Why ford my exhaust smell like Peanuts and Chocolate?

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    I don't run an air filter in my car anymore. During race season, it sees 30-40 miles a week. Drive to track, race, drive home. Mid to high 10's depending on traction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WS6ICK2K View Post
    My car felt kinda sluggish for a while now, and I didnt exactly know the cause. I reved up the engine from under the hood, and noticed the lid flexed and sucked down like it wasnt getting any air flow.

    I took the lid off then removed the filter, when I noticed a complete foodlion plastic bag was underneath the filter. The bag had blocked off all airflow and was the same length of the filter. Since the SLP CAI seals the airbox, the engine was completly sufficated. lol

    I drove it today and it felt like my car gained about 30 or 40 hp. Does this sound reasonable?
    The bag came through the hood scoop? Or is the did you cut out the bottom of the air box and it came up that way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GatorSS View Post
    The bag came through the hood scoop? Or is the did you cut out the bottom of the air box and it came up that way?
    pretty sure he has the intake duct that goes up to the filter.

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    during the fall around here i have to clean out the air box as frequently as my gutters on my house . damn bottom feeders

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    Those bottom feeders need a screen over that cut out opening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1camino View Post


    Almost like the bat I sucked in my WS6 hood in the spring
    pics?

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