Well first off im gonna say that soooo many people have been asking me about this i decided to start a thread on it and hope it helps everyone out. I dont mind being asked questions and i feel great helping people out but we all know a picture is worth a thousand words...so here we go
attention: this modification will only work on 1994-1995 V8 mn12's!!
Tools and Parts Needed:
-Civic Intake tube 1992-00 made my Spectre ($40)
-Breather Element ($10)
-Extra 3" Hose clamps *just in case u [email protected]
$% up* ($3)
-Flat Head Screwdriver *to tighten up hose clamps*
-Some Bandaids and tylenol if you are a noob like me
1) Start by Unplugging the MAF sensor and the other sensor that attaches to the air box. ANYTIME while working with the intake you should unplug the sensors. Takethe violin case out *plastic part that says 4.6L SOHC* by unclamping it from the MAF tube and the Throttle body. Put it aside and save it, you never know when you might need it again.
2) Take the Civic tube and saw off the little metal plug that sticks out on the civic tube. You can also take that little rubber plug out as you dont need it and you might as well take it out *shown in the blue arrow*. To seal up the holes you can use some alluminum tape to wrap it up as it can take support the heat. I used electric tape and have had it on for about a month now and see no damage or wear so far. Also move the rubber sleeve that comes on the civic tube down to where that metal prong is. It must be that short for the tube to connect correctly.
pic taken from shadowdragons site mn12tbird.com
3) Attach the civic tube to the adapter thats on the TB *throttle body* with a 3" hose clamp (yellow arrow) and then clamp down the OEM clamp that is on the TB adapter to the TB (purple arrow). Make sure it is tight and is angled as downwards towards the airbox as possible. The fuel rails are in the way for it to be angled but try as hard as you can. This is where the band aid comes in handy
4) Unclip the airbox and attach the Rubber tube after the MAF to the end of the civic tube with another 3" hose clamp (Green Arrow). If you want to clear more hood space you can rip out the padding that underlines the hood, or you can oval out the part of the tube that the yellow arrow is pointing at. *Keep the top of the airbox attached to the MAF when you do this*
5) Now stretch the airbox lid all the way down to the bottom part of the airbox. The OEM tube inbetween the MAF and the civic tube can stretch pretty dam far but wont stretch out that far at first seeing how its been in that position for quite some time in your car. You wouldnt want to stretch out either if you were chillin in that angle for about 9-10 years haha. Line up the inserts that attach to the bottom part of the aixbox. And then clip down the metal clips to the aixbox and make sure its secure (Yellow arrow)
6) Attach the Breather element over the plastic prong that sticks out on the drivers side Valve cover. If it doesnt fit then pop out the rubber part thats inside the lil breather element then turn it upside down and stick it back in the lil breather element (Lime Arrow). *i found out if you turn it upside down that it gives you a lil more clearance to fit on that prong..shove it right down on it and clamp it down as well, the breather element should come with a small clamp*
7) Plug back in the MAF and the other sensor that attaches to the airbox and let it reset. Let the car run and get used to the new intake. I didnt let it warm up enough that when i drove it around it was missin shifts and everything was kinda off. Then a couple of minutes later...DAMMMMM...you'll love it. Increases air flow from 1.75in to about 3in along with increased intake noise. A great combination with the air silencer removed. ***NOTE: Make sure that everything is clamped down securely and is safe for go***
8) Kick back and have some beer, or get some apple juice in a mug and drink it outside like it was a beer
Here are some pics of the whole intake...
..and a pic of what it looks finished
And of course if you mess anything up i wont be held resposible and i will not be responsible for any damage you do to your car or intake beacuse you messed it up.
...But i will help out with any questions jus email me @ [email protected]
or instant messege me on AIM or AOL @ Domesticbird29
sorry for making you guys read alot