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Urgent - airaid install

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I just installed my airaid intake on the 3.7. For the MAF sensor installation it said DO NOT USE FACTORY SCREWS, however, i had no choice because the supplied screws were not supplied by a piece compatible to screw them in. I used the factory screws, this is TEMPORARY, would any harm come by using factory screws for the time being despite airaid stating not to?

I'd like to know before I even start the car.

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Yeah. The threads are different from what I recall. You probably just stripped out the threads on the Airaid box.

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Everything is in there tight and sealed, should I be worried?
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Yeah. The threads are different from what I recall. You probably just stripped out the threads on the Airaid box.

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The MAF sensor connects to the tube.
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As long as it's in there tight your okay. As far as the screw holes u probably cross threaded the holes so Basically if u ever need to pull out the sensor you more then likely won't be able to screw it back in. You should of went back to stock until you got the right screws but what's done is done. So just hope you never need to remove the sensor. Cause u probably will need a new intake tube

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I'm trying to understand what was missing from the Airaid kit, just the tool for the supplied screws?

Seems like making sure you had the correct tools before starting would have been the thing to do.

But so long as the sensor is sealed to the tube and installed in the right direction then it should work fine but like was said above, you may have a problem if you ever need to change it out.

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As long as it's in there tight your okay. As far as the screw holes u probably cross threaded the holes so Basically if u ever need to pull out the sensor you more then likely won't be able to screw it back in. You should of went back to stock until you got the right screws but what's done is done. So just hope you never need to remove the sensor. Cause u probably will need a new intake tube
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I'm trying to understand what was missing from the Airaid kit, just the tool for the supplied screws?

Seems like making sure you had the correct tools before starting would have been the thing to do.

But so long as the sensor is sealed to the tube and installed in the right direction then it should work fine but like was said above, you may have a problem if you ever need to change it out.
Yes, I should have looked if all the necessary tools were included before installing. The sensor, I assume is in the correct direction (I lined up the holes for the screws, there was only one direction where they lined up properly, and I'm not getting any engine codes).

The missing piece was the bit that would be used to screw the supplied screws, since I did not have that piece, there was no possible way of screwing in those screws.

I drove the car, everything seems to work fine.
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Also, if the factory screws fit. Why would they not fit upon removing them and once again screwing them?
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they wouldnt fit because the original tube has different sized holes than the new tube. Thats why they send different screws
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if i recall it was an allen wrench that is used to screw those screws in.. you didnt have one laying around?
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When I did mine the factory piece was just plastic so the screws were similar to wood screws that were used. The Airaid piece had little threaded metal inserts molded into the plastic so a machine screw was provided. But they didn't include the tool to tighten them, just the machine screws.
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they wouldnt fit because the original tube has different sized holes than the new tube. Thats why they send different screws
The factory screws did fit, perfect actually.

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When I did mine the factory piece was just plastic so the screws were similar to wood screws that were used. The Airaid piece had little threaded metal inserts molded into the plastic so a machine screw was provided. But they didn't include the tool to tighten them, just the machine screws.
That is correct.


So from my understanding, there is really no issue unless I were to disassemble the MAF sensor from the tube?
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