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This is a discussion on Air system within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Ok guys, I just installed the headers I made and everything went well ( well except for the broken bolt ...

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    Ok guys, I just installed the headers I made and everything went well ( well except for the broken bolt ) I have everything in.When I built the headers I wanted to delete the air system. As soon as I started my car I started throwing codes which I new was going to happen. My air system tubes are steady blowing air out of the tubes. I know... Im getting a tune by frost next week but what do I need to do to drive the car?? should I block of the hoses so they dont blow air or what is the prosses of removing the system? Will I damage my motor by driving the car without the tune because the air system is just blowing air. Is this ok? What did you guys do? Thanks to all that have helped me so far and for any responders. I want to drive it. This sun of a bitch sounds great.

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    just rip out the air system the motors in the left front under car there a flap that opens with 2 10mm bolts three bolts hold in the motor and hoses just pull out theres a soleniod and round valve on top the intake left side theres a bolt on back the head thats a bit tricky and follow the vacum line behind the intake have to put a cap on where the line goes to a tee

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    alot of people drive without a tune i wouldn't go gear jammin to much on the way though

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    Yep or if you are just lazy unplug the air pump. When you say hoses it sounds like you need to take that shit out from the back and clean up that engine bay a bit.

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    The air system only runs for a short time after cold startup -- as posted above, go ahead and remove the entire system. You can also pull the air pump fuse and/or relay as a quick way to kill it. But, to answer your question, you will not do any harm allowing the pump to run with the hoses disconnected.

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    looks ALOT better without it

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSDEUCE View Post
    looks ALOT better without it

    Agreed. Will definitely be ditching mine when the LT's go on.

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    Post up some pics of the headers I'm sure most of us would be curious on to how they turned out... As far as the air system goes i just pulled the relay and then stuffed the hoses down in the bumper.

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    Cool thanks guys... Im going to be removing the system this weekend but till then where the hell is the relay for it?? This def has a cleaner look than them ugly hoses. Car sounds nasty im loving it. After all the crazy, nuckle busting, spark throwing, bolt snaping hair pulling .... Its sic sounds sic can def feel it with the few upgrades I made Next is a cam 8)

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    +1 for just removing the air pump/hoses etc. Its a waste, simple to remove and cleans up a lot of clutter from the engine bay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsremmos View Post
    Cool thanks guys... Im going to be removing the system this weekend but till then where the hell is the relay for it?? This def has a cleaner look than them ugly hoses. Car sounds nasty im loving it. After all the crazy, nuckle busting, spark throwing, bolt snaping hair pulling .... Its sic sounds sic can def feel it with the few upgrades I made Next is a cam 8)

    The relay is located in the electrical box in the engine bay. Standing in front of the car, it would be on the right side, in front of the strut tower. The air pump is located beneath the electrical box, but must be accessed from underneath the car. On top of the engine there is both a vacuum diverter valve and an electrical solenoid. Upon removal, you will need to plug off the vacuum source line and also the fresh air feed in your air box.

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    I removed mine, and cut the hose off at the wheel well. Like everyone else is saying it cleans up the engine bay.

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    Im freakin confused but thanks guys I think with this info I can figure it out. It sounds pretty easy 8) Iagree just having them damn hoses out of there makes my bay look so much better. Im in the prossess of building rail covers out of stainless steel I think it is always better to go custom and they will match my headers. Then im going to fab up all the covers for my bay instead of buying the same ones everyone has I am going to use aluminum for less weight and I can also polish alum to a high mirror finish just like stainless and then seal them for a more scratch resistant finish just like our stock ws6 rims I realy dont like how cheap most of the ones that are sold look, especially the fuse and condensor covers... Anyway thanks guys I think I do this today had a guy cancel his appointment to tig weld his stainless exhaust so i got time

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    There are some build pics on here somewhere of a member that did a whole pile of custom aluminum panels for his car's engine bay. If I recall, he even fabbed a new airbox out of aluminum and then polished it. Just can't remember the member name or thread title...

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    air box, thats a great idea... Didnt think of that

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