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This is a discussion on new air lid within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; i am getting a lid soon for my air filter but im not sure everything i need to buy besides ...

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    new air lid

    i am getting a lid soon for my air filter but im not sure everything i need to buy besides the lid itself. is there anything specific ill need? thanks ahead of time

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    Quote Originally Posted by BamBam87 View Post
    i am getting a lid soon for my air filter but im not sure everything i need to buy besides the lid itself. is there anything specific ill need? thanks ahead of time
    Not really, pretty simple install. If you cannot get the lid opening over the MAF, try a heat gun on the plastic lid (NOT the MAF) and it slides right on. Otherwise just basic hand tools is all you need.

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    To add to this -- it was a bit difficult inserting both the MAF and the IAT sensor into the new lid. Warming up the plastic definitely helped and I used just a touch of WD-40 on the sensor.

    Big thing is to make sure the lid is properly seated so the front lip sits behind the lower air box edge. If you don't get it right, the clips will either not clamp down, or may pop open.

    While you have it apart, not a bad idea to clean your MAF and TB -- just be sure to use the correct stuff. They make a specialized MAF cleaner that does not leave any residue.

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    nice, definite thanks for the help on that. but just for making sure of things.....cause i sound like a dumb ass asking....MAF means Mass air flow? and IAT i actually have no clue when they mean

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    No problem:

    MAF=Mass Air Flow
    IAT=Intake Air Temperature (located in the lid itself, small sensor with a rubber grommet that holds it)

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    +1 on lubing/ or heat gromet for the IAT. I broke mine and had to go buy a new one


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    thanks for info guys. appreciate it

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnomee View Post
    +1 on lubing/ or heat gromet for the IAT. I broke mine and had to go buy a new one
    Once you get the IAT and grommet out of the factory lid spray the grommet down with windex before inserting it into the new lid, and then push the IAT through the grommet while it's still wet with windex, now go ahead and spray it with the MAFS cleaner.

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