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While visiting my friend in Michigan this weekend I was checking his srt-4 out for him and this is what i found. My friend was noticing lower boost levels and a check engine light on his new srt-4 (only 400 miles on it) . Upon inspection with my modus he was getting a air temp sensor code. Upon inspection I found the air temp sensor had fallen out of the typhoon intake and there was no rubber grommit in the intake tube. :flame: Guess where it went...... yup right into the impeller and bent 2 of the blades. He is pretty pissed off at K&N and I must say seems like a pretty crappy set up there. Hope this helps a few other people out.
 

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syclone738 said:
While visiting my friend in Michigan this weekend I was checking his srt-4 out for him and this is what i found. My friend was noticing lower boost levels and a check engine light on his new srt-4 (only 400 miles on it) . Upon inspection with my modus he was getting a air temp sensor code. Upon inspection I found the air temp sensor had fallen out of the typhoon intake and there was no rubber grommit in the intake tube. :flame: Guess where it went...... yup right into the impeller and bent 2 of the blades. He is pretty pissed off at K&N and I must say seems like a pretty crappy set up there. Hope this helps a few other people out.
So your telling me that a rubber gromet bent 2 fins spinning at 2,200-6,250RPMS? Those blades would shred that grommet like it was nothin.
 

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ya i beleive it would bend it, ive seen bent wheels from sucking in a small wire, so a rubber grommet seems plausable
 

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I know it will bend the fins, I had to replace a turbo on my Grand National due to a piece of the crappy hose that goes from the mass air meter to the turbo comming apart . So I KNOW a piece of rubber gromit will bend the fins.
 

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So your telling me that a rubber gromet bent 2 fins spinning at 2,200-6,250RPMS? Those blades would shred that grommet like it was nothin.
Where'd you come up with those numbers? A turbo spins 20 times faster than that. I can easily believe it damaged the compressor wheel.
 

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After hearing of numerous expieriences with grommets blowing out of up-pipes, getting sucked in intake tubes, etc., I guess this would be a good time to let you boys and girls in on a little secret of mine.

I have found that the use of a 2 part epoxy on the inside and outside, on the top and the bottom(when accessible) of the rubber grommet, will almost completely eliminate the grommet/sensor getting blown out or sucked in.

I havent had this fail me yet on my car and the customers cars i have done this on. :thumbsup:
 

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I almost did this to my car too. When you shove the sensor in it tries to shove the grommet into the pipe.. I lubed my sensor up before I shoved it in.
 

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Or just dont plug in the rubber gromment and get a intake without the hole for it.............I got JMB's intake, and theres no plug in for it.
 

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Or just dont plug in the rubber gromment and get a intake without the hole for it.............I got JMB's intake, and theres no plug in for it.
OK, but doesn't that sensor serve some PURPOSE? I mean is it smart to just have it dangling around..
 

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BTW there is NO rubber grommet on the factory intake box, so what the hell are you talking about ?

Doesn K&N send a grommet with thier intake?
( directed at original poster)
 

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BTW there is NO rubber grommet on the factory intake box, so what the hell are you talking about ?

Doesn K&N send a grommet with thier intake?
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The K&N Intake uses a gromet to secure the Air Intake Sensor. When not installed properly it can be sucked into the turbo.
 

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Reason number eleventy five that I don't like CAI's on the SRT-4.
 

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SRT-4sjf said:
After hearing of numerous expieriences with grommets blowing out of up-pipes, getting sucked in intake tubes, etc., I guess this would be a good time to let you boys and girls in on a little secret of mine.

I have found that the use of a 2 part epoxy on the inside and outside, on the top and the bottom(when accessible) of the rubber grommet, will almost completely eliminate the grommet/sensor getting blown out or sucked in.

I havent had this fail me yet on my car and the customers cars i have done this on. :thumbsup:


Looks like I'm gonna by doing this tonight on my Injen intake. It's got a rubber grommet for that temp sensor.
Thanks for the info.
 

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The K&N Intake uses a gromet to secure the Air Intake Sensor.
:gay: There must be a reason why the stocker doesnt use a grommet
 

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does any other CAI have this same type of set up such as the AEM?
 

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does any other CAI have this same type of set up such as the AEM?
Most aftermarket Metal CAIs and Shortrams will use a gromet to hold it in. The one used in the K&N is pretty good. Its deep and holds on pretty well, its a pain to install the first time because its so tight.

If your not carefull you can push the grommet inwards.
 
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