5. Prepare and install main tubing
a. Install the little grommet for the sensor to secure into it (Use the carburetor/TB cleaner as a lubricant to facilitate installation of the grommet and sensor. Ensure the sensor is oriented in such a way that air easily pass over it)
b. Install the coupler over the TB and loose-install the clamps
c. Install the main tube into the coupler
d. Install the coupler on the forward side of the tube and loose-install the clamps
e. Rotate/manipulate both the 90deg tube and the main tubing so that they fit
f. Torque clamps
6. Final assembly
a. Remove the approximate 6-8” elbowed hose from the OEM intake tubing and install it on the main tubing and connect the other end to the little black box on the forward side of the TB plenum
b. Secure the hose just to the rear of that one to the main tubing
c. Connect the wiring to the MAF sensor
d. Give everything a look over, ensuring everything is connected and nothing is out of place then wiggle everything a bit to make sure it's all secure
e. Put a little bit of torque on the clamps to ensure they were all torqued.
f. Connect positive battery terminal
g. Connect negative battery terminal
h. Wait at least 30min (refer to RTV cure time) before firing up the engine (Fire up the engine only to test that it's properly functioning. Abstain from driving for at least a few hours.)
End of the job thoughts:
1. I had a little 1” long by 1/4” cylinder left over after the completed installation (you can see it in FIGURE 3 and 5). I thought it would install in the upper grommet on the fender well plate, but in doing so, you can't properly secure it.
2. I gave all the tubes and everything a little cleaning before I installed and didn't want to take any chances damaging the MAF sensor, so I bought a can of MAF sensor cleaner.
3. The 6-8” elbow hose isn't a 100% perfect fit. May be worth it to buy a small clamp to secure it down, although apparently unnecessary considering I haven't had any idle/performance issues and I don't have one installed.
4. I didn't use WD-40 just to be extra safe, as WD-40 is a lubricant.
5. 3 or 4-pack of rags for like $2, MAF and TB cleaner for like $6ea and I think like $5 for the blue RTV. All bought at Napa
Installation Instructions written by AmericanMuscle customer Zach Jess 2.1.13