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Major Problems after CAI & FlashPro

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Hey guys,

I installed my skunk2 intake today (took almost 5 hours), I must say the instructions given are absolutely terrible ... there is nothing about re-arranging the harnesses or anything about the battery ground wire. Anyways I filled the rad up and let the car run with the cap loose ... uploaded the flash after everything was put back together and walah the car runs like a dream.

Fast foward 3 minutes down the road, my temp gauge is almost at the max ... I pull over and put more antifreeze in it. Head back to the shop and check it again ... kept putting more in and watching the rad slowly take it in. I let the car run again with the cap loose and checked for leaks ... nothing except for when I kept spilling. I put the stock tune back on because the rad fans were not turning on as well.

I finally decided to go home as I was completely fed up, the temp guage reached a little past the middle mark which is a tad above what im normally seeing. Now I have a CEL light on, the odometer is going backwards and the rad fans are not turning on.

The car was smoking by the time I got it home (temp guage read a tad above half) but it was likely from all the spilled coolant heating up in the engine bay.

Can anyone provide some insight on this? Im going to check the coolant yet again in the morning and try pulling the battery cable.
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This is why i bought rick spec'd cold air intake.

You don't have to replace upper radiator hose. It's recommended but not required like hybrid or junk2. Replacing the radiator hose sounds like it's not a big deal, but actually it's a big deal if you install the cold air intake at the same time.

I replaced upper hose radiator with NAPA 7777 6 months after i installed the cold air intake.
^ all because of a coolant change? longer install? lol

The reason why its overheating, there probably air in the cooling system. Make sure you properly blurp the coolant, after your drives. There nothing wrong with the Hybrid or Skunk2 they are both great intakes.
I didn't say there's something wrong about skunk2 or hybrid. All 3.5 inch intakes are great for k series, but RSD is the easiest one (less hassle) to install and there's no risk of overheating after the installation.
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