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    Thread: Carbonio MkV Rabbit/Jetta 2.5 Cold Air Intake Released!!!

    1. 04-13-2009 11:18 AM #51
      Hows this CIA working on the 2.5 MVK jettas?

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      05-15-2009 10:54 PM #52
      I love this product. i just got the Carbonio CAI
      but i have one question, my filter fell off a couple times. what can I do to hold it on there? I have the clamp and bracket tightly around it, and it still fell off. what can i do? ty
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      05-15-2009 11:47 PM #53
      How much / what kind of lubricant did you use to put it on? I used a little bit of soap in some hot water and it slid on a little stiff but I havent had a single problem with it coming loose.
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      05-16-2009 03:07 AM #54
      I actually didn't put lube on the filter..I'm thinking if it happens aaagain I'll put some sponge tape or something to make a small lip for it. By after adjusting it, seems okay now
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      06-08-2009 11:08 AM #55
      Ok so I had this intake on my 08 rabbit since December and it has given me some problems, first the hole for the hoes down to the air pump is to round and the clip just slips off so I had to use a hose clamp to keep it on, then it started to give me a Check engine light for bank 1 to lean, also it cracked on me putting it on.
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    6. 06-09-2009 12:33 AM #56
      See. Thats why I went with BSH. They have a 1 piece metal design and since the MAF is integrated into the piping, there have been no CEL's on my 2006. Nothin but better sound, more milage and a little more kick.

    7. 06-09-2009 11:45 AM #57
      IS THERE ANYTHING FOR 09 ENGINES??
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    8. 06-09-2009 02:30 PM #58
      i drive a 2008 rabbit and have had the intake installed since about the 2000 mi. mark. i have about 12000 mi. on the car atm and have not had a single problem with the intake at all. im not gonna say it makes a huge difference in performance but it does give some pep to the engine. i did the install myself, the instructions are self explanetory. i have no mechanical experience and thought it was easy. overall i think its worth the $275 i paid [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] to carbonio

    9. 06-10-2009 12:00 PM #59
      Quote, originally posted by 2LODubster »
      IS THERE ANYTHING FOR 09 ENGINES??


      I have an 09 with no MAF BUT there is still a MAF housing just no sensor. I'm sure its so the stock engine cover is still compatible from 08-09.
      I just used the housing and every thing worked out fine.
      It would be cool if they redesigned the intake and made it one big carbon fiber piece for the 09's but the 06-08 intake will work!

    10. 06-12-2009 10:26 AM #60
      any Cel and how is the sound ? do you feel a difference at all i know its only a cai but the hp gains seem to be big this is why im asking
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      08-01-2009 08:46 PM #61
      I have the 06 and no other tools needed other than the ones listed in the manual.

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      08-02-2009 02:53 PM #62
      anyone convert this into a short ram yet? I know it will work and fit, but i am wondering about getting a cel....what do you think?
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      08-02-2009 04:27 PM #63
      no cels whatso everrrr!! [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      08-05-2009 01:02 PM #64
      2 years carbonio on mkv jetta. No CEL ever.
      P-Flo.. CEL was on every other day. Garbage

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      08-27-2009 08:57 PM #65
      I just installed one and uh there's no tappet on the tube for the IAT. If there was a choice for this, it's clearly not stated by APR, otherwise I would hvae purchased that one. Now I'm going to have to put some of the stock parts back on to hopefully get rid of the CEL.
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      09-08-2009 09:29 PM #66
      I have a 07 Jetta with the Carbonio intake and for some reason my car is the same speed. It just sound like a baby mustang when foot is flooring the gas around 3k-5k rpms. Also my intake manifold has a crack on the drivers side pin near the engine cover caused by the engine cover rocking and striking it so I took it off. I am losing even more power now and my rpms randomly hold around 3k and fall to 1k and hold it then idle. Also I keep getting a running lean CEL and Temp sensor malfunctions codes over and over and over. Highly annoying.


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      10-05-2009 01:10 PM #67
      I will try to set aside some of the weary people here.
      I have an 07 Rabbit. Never thrown a code. They do crack easily if you put the "O" ring on too tight. It will cave in with the combined pressure and engine vibrations.
      You will be frequently asked what exhaust you have. Even if you dont have one.
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      Although it increases MPG, you will burn through more gas than usual like i did because you have to drive faster and harder to listen to it growl all the time
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      10-09-2009 04:09 AM #68
      i have a 2008! i've NOT had a single issue with this intake! it is PERFECT! it sounds great, you can feel it and it looks great! anyone who has been having problems with it, i'd say you need to make sure that every hose and connection is sealed tight and has no leaks. i bought the MAF insert from 20squared, it eliminates the ring that comes with this intake and puts your fuel trims into factory spec. if you REALLY want to feel this though, GO APR with the 93 octane program running and you'll LOVE it all over again! the filter shouldn't slip off the end either. did you clean the rubber on the filter with rubbing alcohol? that part should be cleaned to prevent it from slipping!
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    19. 11-23-2009 10:38 AM #69
      1st post!
      I have a 2006 Jetta. Can someone explain if there are any benefits/risks from using the CAI in the winter? I live in Montreal and it can get very cold here.
      Thanks for the tips

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      11-23-2009 06:44 PM #70
      There is no risk to using a CAI except when doing deep sea driving.
      As far as a benefits goes well the CAI will move your engine's breathing down to the bumper line where there is lots of cool Montreal air. Your engine cant get enough cool dense oxygen.
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    21. 12-10-2009 08:23 PM #71
      OK so I have had the Carbinio CAI on my 2007 Rabbit (with the MAF installed correctly) for almost 8 months and now when it gets cold i throw a cel and the dealer said it is because the temp. sensor the 90 degree angle sensor everyone is talking about is not on the intake AND IT HAS TO BE IF YOU HAVE AN INTAKE.
      I now need to either drill into the side of the carbon fiber intake or get a totally new one.
      I also need to buy a new Mass Air Flow Sensor (MAF) because running with my proportions off of air to fuel has caused the sensor to get messed up.
      SO either get a BSH or be prepared to drill into the CAI if you have the 2006-2007(maybe 2008) designed motor.
      The newer design doesn't need either sensor.... so this works fine for the 2009+

    22. 12-22-2009 07:40 PM #72
      Now I have the '05 Jetta mkV 2.5 and im assuming that its the same design as the '06-'07 design? And has anyone had problems with this CAI on the '05 2.5?

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      12-23-2009 05:57 PM #73
      Quote, originally posted by illblood »
      buy this **** there is a totally noticeable diffence in performance plus the sound is nutty [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      I agree. I've had this for nearly a year on my car and the sound is amazing. There's a bit of power difference and my MPG increased a bit as well. And to answer the previous poster's questions, it's the same setup on the 2005.5, so there should be no issues.
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      Modified by jtrujillo86 at 2:59 PM 12-23-2009
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      It's a VW; the sensors are as sensitive as women on that time of the month . . . and the dash is as anxious to light up as a stoner.

    24. 12-23-2009 11:23 PM #74
      Sorry guys if I asked another noob question, Im just trying to figure out what we bought with our first ever German car. I have the '05 Jetta mkV 2.5 and im assuming that its the same design as the '06-'07 design? And has anyone had problems with this CAI on the '05 2.5?

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      12-23-2009 11:40 PM #75
      I've got one on my 05.5 and it's great. Don't hesitate to grab one!

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