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Old 10-25-2007, 09:01 PM
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New ram air problem

I recently ripped out the old air intake in my 1988 prelude si, and put in a 'schucks special' if you will, intake in it, its amazing the ammount of more power at your command, also the deep loud exhaust rap-out... but, theres a problem, when i started it the first time, it started to stall out, (ie when i turned the key it was as if there wasnt any fuel being delivered like it was a carb'd car... well its fuel injected), but it finally did start and then when i hit the gas it died down again like a carb'd car, but when it got warm it ran like a champ, now remember this was the first time i started it after i installed the new intake yesterday, then every time i started it up after that , that day it did fine, now today when i started it up, it did the same thing, what is going on? also the check engine light came on does any part of the 2 corralate?
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Old 10-25-2007, 09:03 PM
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did you hook up all the vaccum hoses correctly?
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But you need that scoop on the hood. Is it true that they're big enough to fit your lunch box and all your camera gear in it?
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i hope so yes, you mean the hose from the intake through the valve cover?
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oh and should i instead of using the whole vaccuum hose technique, just put a mini air filter on it?
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yep there should be one going from the VC to the intake; leave that one as it is.
then there SHOULD be another hose going from the bottom of the stock intake to the intake manifold that you shoulda removed completely, then cap off the nipple on the IM.
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have you tryed reseting the ecu, it might help, check the CEL it probally has something to do with it.
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how do i reset the ecu?
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Remove the negative battery terminal for about 15 minutes.

Turn off all radio, electric components.
Turn on the car, let it sit until it idles properly...
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thanks so much, but i think the problem must have been moisture in the intake filter... haha ya because yesterday i woke up to extreme humidity and i had my hood up all night... anyway when i woke up this morning to start it for work, its started JUST fine, and has been ever since *knock on wood* but just to be safe ill be sure to reset the ecu

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