CAI and tune caused some codes

gmantheman

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I installed my JLT and 89 tq tune from Bamachips today. I drove the car for about 2 miles and the check engine light came on. I ran a diagonsitc and came up with these codes P0171 - System too lean (Base 1)
P0174 - System too lean (Base 2)
P1000 - OBD Systems Readiness
I cleared the codes and then drove home. On the way home the car shut off while making a turn. I turned the car back on and proceeded to drive home. I re-checked for trouble codes, but no codes were found. I re-checked the CAI and all connections were tight. Has anyone else had the same problem when they first installed the CAI and tune?
 
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If you checked all connections after the MAF and have no leaks, email Doug and let him know what codes you're getting. He'll get you fixed up. Every car is different.
 

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The P1000 is nothing to worry about.

The other two are just due to either a leak in an improperly installed intake, or a tune that is not properly setup. Maybe the tune does not match the intake you are using.
 

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The 171 code is often caused by having oily, dirty residue on the air flow meter. I would pull it out and clean with electrical parts cleaner or brake clean. There is a much greater amount of air coming across it now.
 

gmantheman

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I'll spray some electric/computer cleaner on the sensor. The tune should match the intake. I ordered the CAI and the tunes from Doug. The tune option he sent me does say JLT, which is the intake I have.
 

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After checking it again, I notice that the inlet tube connecting to the elbow as loose. I forgot to put a clamp on that section. Basically I took the intake apart and put it back together again, making sure everything was tight.
 

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I also had a code. It was idle RPM too low. I just adjusted it with the SCT x3 and check engine light turned off.

No problems since , and this has been the only bad thing happen.
 

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You normally don't have to raise the idle. It may have just been idling a little "off" since there was a leak in the intake arm.
 

gmantheman

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It is much stronger compared to stock. For about 3 months I was only using Doug's 89 tq tune and no CAI. Just yesterday I received and installed the JLT w/updated tunes. I am using an updated 89 tune. With the addition of the intake, I feel a slight increase in power.
 

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How does the car drive with the tune. I don't think I could go back to the way the car drove before the tune.
When I first got my car, I installed a 93 octane tune with the stock intake. It was a pretty noticeable gain but when I added the C&L with 88mm maf tube and new tune, it was like a whole new car !! My car was putting down 290 rwhp and 302 rwtq with just a VMP 93 octane tune and C&L with 88mm maf tube. Regardless of muffler or no muffler, there was no power difference. Now that I've added CMCVs and UDPs, I'm at 302 rwhp and 318 rwtq. :D
 

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I am interested to see what I dyno now with an intake a tune. In April I dynoed with just the canned 87 tune and steeda udp. The avg of three pulls was 282 rwhp/ 300tq. Last month I dyoned again, but at different dyno. At the time I had Doug's 89 tq tune and no CAI the avg of two pulls was 280 rwhp/300 tq. I am thinking the reason why I got higher numbers with canned tune is because I dynoed in the evening. When I dynoed with Doug's tune it was during the day. Another important thing is that it was two different dynos.
 

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I am interested to see what I dyno now with an intake a tune. In April I dynoed with just the canned 87 tune and steeda udp. The avg of three pulls was 282 rwhp/ 300tq. Last month I dyoned again, but at different dyno. At the time I had Doug's 89 tq tune and no CAI the avg of two pulls was 280 rwhp/300 tq. I am thinking the reason why I got higher numbers with canned tune is because I dynoed in the evening. When I dynoed with Doug's tune it was during the day. Another important thing is that it was two different dynos.
The MOST important factor is that you were at a different dyno.