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Old January 12th, 2004, 05:20 PM   #1
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drain radiator fluid for aem install?

Hey i've installed intakes before and never drained the radiator fluid. Do you have to on our cars?
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Old January 12th, 2004, 05:39 PM   #2
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nope


I have never heard anyone draining out coolant just for a basic intake
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Old January 12th, 2004, 09:58 PM   #3
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I ran the AEM cai in my coupe. You do have to re-route a coolant hose during the install, but just top off the coolant for any that spills during the install. You do not have to drain the radiatior.
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Old January 13th, 2004, 05:40 AM   #4
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No, don't need to drain it. I put a towel under the coolant hose you have to re-route, because it does leak out when you disconnect it.... just a small amount though.
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Old June 17th, 2004, 11:29 AM   #5
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I ran the AEM cai in my coupe. You do have to re-route a coolant hose during the install, but just top off the coolant for any that spills during the install. You do not have to drain the radiatior.
i just ordered the aem CAI recently... anyways to get to the point you HAVE to re-route the coolant hose?
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Old June 17th, 2004, 12:40 PM   #6
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Yes. You're replacing 2 hard metal lines that are side-by-side & connected to each other...... 1 is a coolant line, and 1 is a breather line. The metal coolant line is bypassed using a tubing connector. The breather line is replaced by a new hose included with the cai.

Disclaimer - All the above info valid for an Injen cai on a sedan. Others are probably the same, but don't know for a fact.
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Old June 17th, 2004, 07:37 PM   #7
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Yes. You're replacing 2 hard metal lines that are side-by-side & connected to each other...... 1 is a coolant line, and 1 is a breather line. The metal coolant line is bypassed using a tubing connector. The breather line is replaced by a new hose included with the cai.

Disclaimer - All the above info valid for an Injen cai on a sedan. Others are probably the same, but don't know for a fact.
I've got the AEM and it's the same...
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Old June 17th, 2004, 10:38 PM   #8
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I drained mine and put it back in, but thats because it was latter in the night and I didnt have any extra to top it off!
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Old June 17th, 2004, 11:52 PM   #9
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I drained mine and put it back in, but thats because it was latter in the night and I didnt have any extra to top it off!
does it really come out enough that u gotta top it off?
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Old June 18th, 2004, 05:40 AM   #10
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does it really come out enough that u gotta top it off?
Not on mine. It was probably only on ounce or two.


Hint - If you want to cut down on spillage, you can pinch off the coolant lines with vise grips or some other type of locking pliers.
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Old June 18th, 2004, 08:44 AM   #11
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Not on mine. It was probably only on ounce or two.


Hint - If you want to cut down on spillage, you can pinch off the coolant lines with vise grips or some other type of locking pliers.
hahah that's a frickin awesome hint! i woulda never thought of that. thanks
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Old June 18th, 2004, 09:25 AM   #12
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Yea, there are specific clamping pliers that are made just for that purpose...... clamping shut small coolant lines and vacuum hoses, for maintenance and/or trouble-shooting uses. I just use my small needle nose vise grips, with just enough pressure to close the line; not so much pressure that you risk damaging the line or hose though.
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Old June 20th, 2004, 05:33 AM   #13
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no, i installed my riends v2 2 days ago an i didnt read that part until after i was doe lol nothing happened dont waste your time
it did drip little but its not even noticible

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no i installed my riends v2 2 days ago an i didnt read that part until after i was doe lol nothing happened dont waste your time
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Old June 22nd, 2004, 09:46 AM   #15
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Did not need to drain the radiator. Engine was cool for about 15 minutes. Very little about 2 oz of lost fluid. Just use a towel when taking the hoses off.
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Old June 22nd, 2004, 07:49 PM   #16
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i installed it today and i took off the stock coolant hose (put a towel under there) and it started to pour out and wouldn't stop so i put the stock one back on and i had to switch to the new one really quickly. i just topped it off with some green coolant and all was good. otherwise it wasn't that hard of an install. luckily i finished rite before it started to rain
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with the new intake is it what you expected to get both sound and performance wise? and about the V2, why doesnt it have a by-pass i get the whole reason behind its whole "it doest let it perform at its best" ordeal but what about HydROLOCKIN? wouldnt it make it more vulnerable to it? i wanna get one but with no type of protection, im goin with an INJEN! until proven otherwise (i hope)
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Injen is just as suceptilble (cant spell) to hydrolock as the AEM is. I wouldnt worry about it, our intake is on the left side, not right and its pretty well covered from the bottom. Im not the least bit worried...
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Old June 23rd, 2004, 07:52 AM   #19
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with the new intake is it what you expected to get both sound and performance wise? and about the V2, why doesnt it have a by-pass i get the whole reason behind its whole "it doest let it perform at its best" ordeal but what about HydROLOCKIN? wouldnt it make it more vulnerable to it? i wanna get one but with no type of protection, im goin with an INJEN! until proven otherwise (i hope)
the intake is alright. i wasn't really looking for performance but i can tell u that i can't feel a difference in power at all. and sound wise i wanted it to be a little louder but otherwise it sounds good as sh!t. it has a nice growl starting from about 3k rpm and u can definately hear the vtec switchover now. for you to hydrolock your filter has to be completely submerged under water and you have to be at WOT. and if a little water gets thru the filter it's ok cuz it usually evaporates before it even gets to the throttle body. i have a friend that has a CAI on his prelude. the prelude is humping the ground (it's dropped a lot) and he goes to school in atlanta, georgia where when it rains they have a lot of places with high water. all u gotta do is let off the gas, drop ur car into neutral and coast thru the puddle and u'll be fine.
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