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Re: Volant CAI

The install was super easy, as others have said. Only issues I encountered have been well documented: Factory rubber grommet needed on bottom of box for proper fit, and plenty of spit to lubricate sensor or else it pushes gasket into tube. Otherwise, super easy (especially removal of stock box, which took about five minutes).
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Re: Volant CAI

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Just finished install, followed by a half-hour spin on the Interstate to test it out. Must say I am a bit disappointed. No noticeable difference - in sound or throttle response - until I got onto the highway ramp and more or less stood on the accelerator. And even then, sound was louder but power felt same as stock air box.

I am going to disconnect the negative battery terminal tomorrow and see if a reset makes any difference.

Give your engine time to adjust to the extra air. It is not like a big difference, but you will see in time that the response is a little more crisp I guess. The sound is not noticeable until you get on it. Otherwise you should not hear it.
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Re: Volant CAI

For those of you running this unit what are the advantages and disadvantages of running the dry vs. oiled filters?
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So is it true I will never ever have to replace my Volant CAI with power core?
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Re: Volant CAI

Hey Guys:
Just wanted to give you the 2 year rundown for the CAI. The only problem I have encounter is with the rubber grommet that holds the Intake temperature sensor. It fell apart in this period of time and it was a pain to get another one similar to replace it.
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Re: Volant CAI

Bought one from New Level over a week ago, received tacking info when a label was printed pretty quick. But delivery date came and went, Fedex never even received the box, and it took me three days to get them to say they will send "another". Their shown inventory online in the meantime went from 2 to 3 and now to 2 again.... bet that's my box...

If you don't want to wait 2-3 weeks I'd suggest somewhere else, least they could do is upgrade the shipping or something at this point. No more business from me.
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For those of you running this unit what are the advantages and disadvantages of running the dry vs. oiled filters?
The aren't any advantages to running an "oiled cotton gauze" air filter over a quality dry filter, like the Donaldson power core filter offered by Volant in their Hemi CAI kit.

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So is it true I will never ever have to replace my Volant CAI with power core?
If you what to argue that oiled cotton gauze air filters are cleanable & reusable keep in mind that the synthetic media Donaldson Power core filter is rated for 100k miles before it needs to be replaced. That's a lifetime filter for most users! So if you don't go over 100K miles you won't have to replace it!

And most importantly do not ever forget the fact that;
The oiled cotton gauze air filters sold by K&N, Volant, Airaid, AFE, AEM, Injen and every other manufacturer.... may flow more air than a OEM paper filter they also allow more fine particles of dirt to enter your engine while doing it! Dry filters do not have any issues with oil entering your intake track and no oil passing over any intake sensors as well!
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Anybody figure a decent way to keep the temp sensor firmly inserted in the grommet of the Volant air inlet tube? In the factory setup, this is a 1/4 turn lock in setup, but Volant decided to cut a corner here and supplied a grommet....with no instructions provided either! I'm going to slam them in the reviews for this!
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Re: Volant CAI

You should not have any issues. I have one in my challenger as well as my JCG. Never had it fall out or backout.
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I shoved it in a little deeper....now it seems to stay. It's still a mickey mouse way of doing things
I also didn't realize that this is not a closed box system It DOES get air from the engine compartment.
The stock air box is actually a better cold air intake, but the filter and the sound attenuating baffles in the tube are a problem. I think I will end up designing and building a CAI system around the stock air box
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Re: Volant CAI

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Anybody figure a decent way to keep the temp sensor firmly inserted in the grommet of the Volant air inlet tube? In the factory setup, this is a 1/4 turn lock in setup, but Volant decided to cut a corner here and supplied a grommet....with no instructions provided either! I'm going to slam them in the reviews for this!
My K&N one uses a grommet as well. My AEM one for my Magnum R/T was used a grommet too. I would think it would not be a problem as well.
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I had a Volant CAI and I had to replace the rubber grommet 5 times in 2 years, those things get hard and fall out everytime I sent my var to warranty service.
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