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Old April 20th, 2005, 04:01 PM   #1
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so many threads on AEM, but here's a new question. I just got my intake in today, and man was i disappointed. A dent on the end of the pipe where it goes into the engine, and the AEM sticker is UPSIDE Down! makes me a bit skeptical whether or not this is some manufacturer defective intake.

Question: the v2 has 2 chambers, the small one, then going into the fat one. When the small ones changes to the fat one, does the piping still go through the inside of the fat one? I thought it would just cut off @ the weld, but the skinny pipe goes almost 1/2 through the Fat chamber. Is this normal or is the skinny pipe suppose to be already cut off @ the weldpoint where the fat meets skinny?

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so many threads on AEM, but here's a new question. I just got my intake in today, and man was i disappointed. A dent on the end of the pipe where it goes into the engine, and the AEM sticker is UPSIDE Down! makes me a bit skeptical whether or not this is some manufacturer defective intake.

Question: the v2 has 2 chambers, the small one, then going into the fat one. When the small ones changes to the fat one, does the piping still go through the inside of the fat one? I thought it would just cut off @ the weld, but the skinny pipe goes almost 1/2 through the Fat chamber. Is this normal or is the skinny pipe suppose to be already cut off @ the weldpoint where the fat meets skinny?
my V2 sticker is upside down too , as for your question... I have no clue, I didnt install it so I didnt get to see any of the piping
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so many threads on AEM, but here's a new question. I just got my intake in today, and man was i disappointed. A dent on the end of the pipe where it goes into the engine, and the AEM sticker is UPSIDE Down! makes me a bit skeptical whether or not this is some manufacturer defective intake.

Question: the v2 has 2 chambers, the small one, then going into the fat one. When the small ones changes to the fat one, does the piping still go through the inside of the fat one? I thought it would just cut off @ the weld, but the skinny pipe goes almost 1/2 through the Fat chamber. Is this normal or is the skinny pipe suppose to be already cut off @ the weldpoint where the fat meets skinny?
I've read some posts about people recieving dented V2's before. My bet is that it was a shi*ty packing job. As for the piping, I'm fairly sure that the piping is supposed to be that way. That's sort of the AEM thing that differentiates them from competitors. My injen is just a pipe that is one diameter the whole length of the intake.
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Old April 20th, 2005, 06:39 PM   #4
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it just seems like my FAT pipe is put on top of the small pipe, cause my small pipe still resides INSIDE the fat pipe for a good 8 inches, which means the diameter of the pipe isn't really changed until the middle of the fat pipe where the skinny pipe ends INSIDE. The Fat pipe is acting like a CONDOM for my skinny pipe right now as it overlaps each other, rather than having 2 different diameters inside, any AEM owners that have the same thing?

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I think it explains it clearly on their website. Click on the V2 Interactive Product Demonstration then choose Air Resonance when the V2 Demo menu pops up.

Your diagram looks about right. The dual chambers help produce multiple frequency sound waves to help promote cylinder filling at higher RPMs. I'm guessing this is the technology of the V2 that helps add more power at the upper ranges of the RPMs.

All I gotta say about the V2 is that it has a deeper and better sound growl than the original AEM CAI.
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Old April 21st, 2005, 04:21 AM   #6
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just installed it after wait'n almost 3mths for this. I'm getting a weird FART noise when i turn off my car...instead of the steady hiss/whistle sound when i turn off my engine, the intake pauses for 1 sec after the car is off, then a PUFF (fart noise coming from the intake), as if the car just farted... anyone experience this? I'm hoping it's just cause it needs to be broken in and the ECU adjusted to the new intake, but i hope it's just that.

i can't really hear my intake when i drive...must be the damn mufflers drowing out the noise!

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just installed it after wait'n almost 3mths for this. I'm getting a weird FART noise when i turn off my car...instead of the steady hiss/whistle sound when i turn off my engine, the intake pauses for 1 sec after the car is off, then a PUFF (fart noise coming from the intake), as if the car just farted... anyone experience this? I'm hoping it's just cause it needs to be broken in and the ECU adjusted to the new intake, but i hope it's just that.

i can't really hear my intake when i drive...must be the damn mufflers drowing out the noise!
did u reset your ecu? if so you need to relearn it. open your users manual and follow the instructions for getting a good emissions inspection road test. that way the ecu learns faster.

very interesting the noises your getting from your car. i have this whistling..leaking noise at low rpms that i hate.

once you open it up it growls..
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Old April 21st, 2005, 07:32 AM   #8
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just installed it after wait'n almost 3mths for this. I'm getting a weird FART noise when i turn off my car...instead of the steady hiss/whistle sound when i turn off my engine, the intake pauses for 1 sec after the car is off, then a PUFF (fart noise coming from the intake), as if the car just farted... anyone experience this? I'm hoping it's just cause it needs to be broken in and the ECU adjusted to the new intake, but i hope it's just that.

i can't really hear my intake when i drive...must be the damn mufflers drowing out the noise!
It's normal for that puff sounds when you turn off the car. It's the air releasing from the intake. The whistling/hissing sounds comes at about 2K-2.2K RPM. Yeah, just relearn that ECU and you're set. I bet you're relieved now to finally have it in.
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Old April 21st, 2005, 03:37 PM   #9
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reset ecu today. I sort of wanna put back my premuffler now...lols, i want to hear my intake better...
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Old April 21st, 2005, 05:08 PM   #10
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oh man I have an Injen and I f-ing love the way it sounds, I think its perfect, when I get an exhaust system I want it to be almost completely silent so I can just hear my intake growl.
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Old April 28th, 2005, 02:37 AM   #11
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It's normal for that puff sounds when you turn off the car. It's the air releasing from the intake. The whistling/hissing sounds comes at about 2K-2.2K RPM. Yeah, just relearn that ECU and you're set. I bet you're relieved now to finally have it in.
does everyone get that puff sound?
My friends 02 accord v6 coupe has this nice gradual whistle sound that dies off graducally as his engine shuts w/out a puff. The puff honestly sounds like my car is farting, from all the CAI i've seen on my friends car, no one has this puff. Not a major concern tho, just wondering if all AEMV2 users experience this or not, cause in the 02 accord, it does not.
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Mine does everytime too.......just the air pressure.
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Old April 28th, 2005, 04:14 AM   #13
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coo coo, just wanna make sure nothing funky is going on with mine, i guess it's dif for every engine.
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I hove no farting sound but if I listen really close I can hear an air release, more like a silent fart, not a loud one. You see, as we all know, farts come in many different styles. You need to clairify which fart your car is making.
My intake was also dented at the opening that mounts to the intake manifold, I just took some pliers and slowly bet it back into shape.

Okay, now that you have your intake installed, was it worth all the frustration and headaches getting it there?
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Old April 28th, 2005, 07:20 AM   #15
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does everyone get that puff sound?
My friends 02 accord v6 coupe has this nice gradual whistle sound that dies off graducally as his engine shuts w/out a puff. The puff honestly sounds like my car is farting, from all the CAI i've seen on my friends car, no one has this puff. Not a major concern tho, just wondering if all AEMV2 users experience this or not, cause in the 02 accord, it does not.
Yep mine does the puff / fart sound too....
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Old April 28th, 2005, 12:24 PM   #16
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Mine doesn't but I've reset the ECU
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Old April 28th, 2005, 07:24 PM   #17
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My sticker was upside down too and there is a fart/puff sounds when the car tuen off.
I think the system really wakes the car up.....I love it!!!
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Old May 14th, 2005, 02:40 PM   #18
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I just got my V2 in the mail yesterday. Any tips on the install before I start?
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Old May 14th, 2005, 02:43 PM   #19
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take off the driver side tire, worst part of the install is getting the factory airbox and resonator out.
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Old May 14th, 2005, 03:19 PM   #20
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remove bumper, so much easier, gives u plenty of playing room to position the intake.
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Old May 14th, 2005, 03:28 PM   #21
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Everyone has different takes on removing the bumper or not.. For me the extra work, which is fairly small to take the bumper off.. Is not really necessary.. If u have an extra set of hands helping u.. Taking of the driver wheel and going through the wheel well is pretty easy.. Either way.. It is an easy install, just follow the enclosed instructions.. Step by step and u should have no probs..
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Old July 6th, 2005, 04:41 PM   #22
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Just installed the V2. i took off the driver's wheel and peeled back the wheel liner. Taking the bumper off is serious overkill.
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Old July 6th, 2005, 06:30 PM   #24
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Old July 6th, 2005, 09:45 PM   #25
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how do u guys remove those little plugs in the wheel well.. i tried so hard to yank one off lol. i wont budge.
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how do u guys remove those little plugs in the wheel well.. i tried so hard to yank one off lol. i wont budge.
The small black plugs in the wheel well are snap pins that lock in when pushed together. Locate the tip (head) of the pin and you should see a area on both sides of the top to put a flat head screwdriver in. Slip a flathead screwdriver in between the head in either groov. Pry on that groove pushing upward seperating the two peices. It should pop the top out enough (1/2way) to take the enitre pin out of the hole. Be carefull not to pry too hard or rip the pin out, as they are cheap plastic and break easily. Replacing those things is a hassle...im missing 2 on each side! To install the pins back in make sure they are popped out halfway still and install the bottom of the pin, then push the top in when in the hole. Long story for such a worthless little pin heh?
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there are two different types of those black snap-on pins inside the wheel well. the first type u can jsut take a flathead screwdriver and pop it off really easy. unfortunately, only 2 of the about 10 snaps are like that. the other type takes more work to get out; simply trying to pry will totally own the pin and will take forever. the trick is to get a flathead screwdriver that is really wide. just wide enough to still fit inside the groove. then u sort of just twist the screwdriver back and forth, instead of prying. i found this method to be much more effective.

and about removing the bumper to take out the resonator, imho its totally worth it. i tried for 30mins to remove the resonator through the wheel well, and in the end i ended up having to take off the bumper too bc its too much of a pain to try to work the resonator out through the well. just my 2cents ;D
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Old July 10th, 2005, 12:56 PM   #28
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for those of you that have heard both the 6th and 7th gen V2 intake please help me with sound questions. Does the 7th gen hum like the 6th gen? i have an 01 and my V2 hums pretty bad, drives me crazy sometimes, my brother has a 6 speed and plans to get an intake eventually so my question is about the humming sound. is it similar? i have asked before and no one answers or knows =\
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i have no hum at all.
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