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january 2nd i put in my new aem cold air intake in my 05 spec-v. i followed directions and i everything went smoothly... until i started it. my car wasnt breathing right. the rpms went crazy, and it was idling really funny until it would just die. so i thought maybe i just had to drive it around. so i did, but the funny thing was that i couldnt go above 2500 rpms... and if i tried, my car sounded like it was going to blow up. i pull back in my garage and took out the whole thing and put it back on. everything was tightened right, and the mas air flow censor was in place. can anyone help?
 

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which way is the arrow pointing on the MAF?

unplug your battery for 10 mins or so to reset the ecu, and make SURE the MAF is pointing in the right direction.
 

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dosent the maf only go in one way? meaning you need an adaptor on one side and a sleeve on the other? make sure it is pluged in tightly, i know with my car (tho it is a b14) the plug dosent allways want to snap in. also the filter wouldnt have any type of shrink wrap or anything on it of that nature would it?
 

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i finally got it... i found out that the older sentras censor can face any direction like hondas...in the newer sentras the censor has to face a certain way so all i had to do was to turn it around. it took me forever to figure out something so freakin simple. now my car sounds like a wrx... you can hear the cvtc scream at 5000 rpms. thanks guys!
 

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^ lol isnt that what mike said?
glad ya got it fixed.

hmm, hearing cvtc from 5000 up? i thought you didnt notice cvtc as much, since it was continuous. i know in my 1.8, you feel and hear the timing advance (right around 4500rpm or so, if my ear serves me right)...i didnt think it was quite as sudden in the cvtc motors.
 

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nissanchik...hondas don't have MAFs. they have MAP sensors.
 

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Do you have any problems with 'detination' on your 05 spec V with the air intake system?

cuz with the 05's spec V's will retard the engine when it senses 'detination'. . . and increased horsepower leds to 'detination'. . .

and i don't think the knock dummy sensors work for the 04-05's . . . or am i wrong ?
 

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Jasper said:
^ lol isnt that what mike said?
glad ya got it fixed.

hmm, hearing cvtc from 5000 up? i thought you didnt notice cvtc as much, since it was continuous. i know in my 1.8, you feel and hear the timing advance (right around 4500rpm or so, if my ear serves me right)...i didnt think it was quite as sudden in the cvtc motors.
Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System
Nissan's Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS) electronically measures throttle position, vehicle speed and engine rpm, then adjusts the moment each valve breathes in. And it does this throughout the power band — from that first boost off the line to when you approach redline. Response time and efficiency are optimized. Power and torque, too.
 

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Do you have any problems with 'detination' on your 05 spec V with the air intake system?

cuz with the 05's spec V's will retard the engine when it senses 'detination'. . . and increased horsepower leds to 'detination'. . .

and i don't think the knock dummy sensors work for the 04-05's . . . or am i wrong ?
detonation isn't caused by increased horsepower.

detonation is caused by using lower octane gas which can cause hot spots and preignition of the fuel before spark is activated.

higher octane gas is recommended in the manual because higher octane gas burns slower and therefore prevents detonation.

the 04 knock sensor is perfectly fine and does its job properly. No need to screw with it. Any car with a knock sensor will retard timing when detonation occurs.

Please do some more research before making statements like that next time ;)
 

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Jasper said:
hmm, hearing cvtc from 5000 up? i thought you didnt notice cvtc as much, since it was continuous. i know in my 1.8, you feel and hear the timing advance (right around 4500rpm or so, if my ear serves me right)...i didnt think it was quite as sudden in the cvtc motors.

wrong and wrong.

1) CVTC isn't what you hear at 5000rpm. it's the butterfly valves opening up the secondary intake runners.

the next person I hear say they "hear cvtc" and KNOW what cvtc stands for is gonna get slapped.

2) Jasper, what you hear at 4500rpm is the slight butterfly in the QG opening fully to allow full flow into the engine from the intake manifold. NOT nvtc.
 

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chimmike said:
wrong and wrong.

1) CVTC isn't what you hear at 5000rpm. it's the butterfly valves opening up the secondary intake runners.

the next person I hear say they "hear cvtc" and KNOW what cvtc stands for is gonna get slapped.

2) Jasper, what you hear at 4500rpm is the slight butterfly in the QG opening fully to allow full flow into the engine from the intake manifold. NOT nvtc.
I thought the secondaries opened at 5200? ;)
 

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I'll open your secondaries up permanently ;)
 

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chimmike said:
I'll open your secondaries up permanently ;)
:crazy: That sounds like a threat to me. I may have to get an APEXi-V-TEC AFCII to combat this...or then again I can always defend myself with the high quality SS autochrome or OBX header that cracks in 2. ;)
 

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chimmike said:
detonation isn't caused by increased horsepower.
detonation is caused by using lower octane gas which can cause hot spots and preignition of the fuel before spark is activated.
higher octane gas is recommended in the manual because higher octane gas burns slower and therefore prevents detonation.
the 04 knock sensor is perfectly fine and does its job properly. No need to screw with it. Any car with a knock sensor will retard timing when detonation occurs.
Please do some more research before making statements like that next time ;)
well duh, i didn't explain myself well enough for you!
I know what detonation is, but what i was trying to see is that mods usually lead to a higher probability of detonation. . .
example!
---> turbo on QR25DE, giving 3-5lbs boost=increased compression=increase horsepower=increase chance of detonation
you'd have to run a higher octane to compensate for the turbo. . . or you'll be detonating left and right

so unless that is all wrong and i'm 'makin this up' then i'll write up a full report next time
 

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chimmike said:
wrong and wrong.
1) CVTC isn't what you hear at 5000rpm. it's the butterfly valves opening up the secondary intake runners.
the next person I hear say they "hear cvtc" and KNOW what cvtc stands for is gonna get slapped
was this dis for me too mike? cuz i don't know what you are talking about. . . i just simply stated a simple understanding of what CVTC was because i thought the other kid got confused with continuously variable transmission CVT. . . 'hint' Ford Freestyle

oh well. . . have a nice day

sorry to upset you chimmike *praises* lol
 

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no the dis wasn't for you.

boosting a QR doesn't give it more compression, it gives it more air, and at a higher temperature even with an itnercooler. the hot air gives a better chance for detonation en mass than does cooler air, hence why intercoolers are commonly used.
 

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chimmike said:
detonation

the 04 knock sensor is perfectly fine and does its job properly. No need to screw with it.
Correct me if I'm wrong, I thought that the knock sensors were a little over sensitive in these cars. They can pick up normal engine noise and mistake it for pinging. Especially since the QR25 isn't a smooth or quiet running 4-banger. I read up somewhere that you can use a resistor that will slightly desensitize it which would be better than relocating it to the firewall.
 

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Correct me if I'm wrong, I thought that the knock sensors were a little over sensitive in these cars. They can pick up normal engine noise and mistake it for pinging. Especially since the QR25 isn't a smooth or quiet running 4-banger. I read up somewhere that you can use a resistor that will slightly desensitize it which would be better than relocating it to the firewall.
That was primarily for the '02 and '03 QR's. From what I know, the knock sensors were replaced and are much better now. :)
 

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Especially since the QR25 isn't a smooth or quiet running 4-banger.

you don't think the QR25DE is a smooth running engine ? how so? . . . cuz the stabilizers it's equiped with does a great job at making it nice and smooth. . . and for a 4 banger, it's really smooth, no vibration at idle, none on the hwy, etc

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The engine itself is relatively smooth...the transmission isnt as smooth....a lot of this depends on the driver's ability to shift. IMO polyurthane motor mount inserts from ES or PTI make the car overall smoother other than at idle. Even with out balancer shafts removed, the car isnt horribly unsmoothe. Keep in mind, inline 4 cylinders tend to vibrate significantly more than other engines.
 
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