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Ok, as you are all aware some of us have had problems getting the CEL on after installing the Simota CF SRI, I have contacted Simota directly, initially to [email protected], later being replied by [email protected], with copy to [email protected] and [email protected].
I explained them the problem, sent them pictures of my installation, and told them everything I have done to fix the problem (resetting ECU, disassembling and assembling back, cleaning MAF, etc…).

To make this short, they finally asked me to send the pictures of my inlet tube, both from the front and on the side; to which they replied me and told me they would send a different aluminum tube. One week afterwards, I received the package at my home; it being different from the one that came with the intake in the first place, it has a smaller diameter on its midsection. Checking it, I discovered I wouldn’t be able to use it, since the diameter through which the screws have to pass is much smaller than before, which means the whole system doesn’t fit.




I tried to explain the latter to this Alice person, but she told me to talk directly to Mr. Gary (protephile), who is selling this product, to solve the issue; I have been told by him (hope he reads this) that it’s definitely an installation issue, but the new inlet tube sent to me tells me different.

After I replied to Alice I haven’t had an answer for over a week, for which I’m starting to feel ignored; also, I’m starting to doubt this intake was a good buy. I hope we can soon find a solution, since I know I am just one of many cases with the same problem.
 

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If the holes on the new inlet are still centered on the holes for the velocity stack but are simply too small, I would drill them out to the proper size.
 

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[quote author=bicycle_wreck link=topic=139185.msg2999626#msg2999626 date=1237304200]
If the holes on the new inlet are still centered on the holes for the velocity stack but are simply too small, I would drill them out to the proper size.
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[quote author=bicycle_wreck link=topic=139185.msg2999626#msg2999626 date=1237304200]
If the holes on the new inlet are still centered on the holes for the velocity stack but are simply too small, I would drill them out to the proper size.
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it's an option, although i'm afraid i could mess it up :S
 

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[quote author=jonatan link=topic=139185.msg2999893#msg2999893 date=1237311669]
[quote author=bicycle_wreck link=topic=139185.msg2999626#msg2999626 date=1237304200]
If the holes on the new inlet are still centered on the holes for the velocity stack but are simply too small, I would drill them out to the proper size.
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it's an option, although i'm afraid i could mess it up :S
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How could you mess it up? Have a little confidence in yourself, its just a drill, and the fact that there is already a hole there means its pretty hard to mess it up.

This should solve your problem though (the new MAF housing).
 

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[quote author=rubyred3 link=topic=139185.msg2999927#msg2999927 date=1237312567]
[quote author=jonatan link=topic=139185.msg2999893#msg2999893 date=1237311669]
[quote author=bicycle_wreck link=topic=139185.msg2999626#msg2999626 date=1237304200]
If the holes on the new inlet are still centered on the holes for the velocity stack but are simply too small, I would drill them out to the proper size.
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it's an option, although i'm afraid i could mess it up :S
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How could you mess it up? Have a little confidence in yourself, its just a drill, and the fact that there is already a hole there means its pretty hard to mess it up.

This should solve your problem though (the new MAF housing).
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well, yeah, i might try that...

more than the MAF housing I'm thinking the change can happen due to the smaller diameter of the tube, getting less air through the intake.

still, even if this works i think it's illogical simota sends out with their intakes something that doesn't always work and their solution is something that the costumer has to adapt...

i'll keep you informed
 

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it was probably just old stock. There have been 3 versions of the intake. V1 worked fine, it had no velocity stack and the larger MAF housing. V2 added a velocity stack, but threw a CEL. V3 was when they changed to the smaller MAF housing to go along with the velocity stack. This was probably an old V2 that someone had in stock. They sent you the part to retrofit to make it a V3. You'll be fine.
 

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[quote author=rubyred3 link=topic=139185.msg3001503#msg3001503 date=1237378848]
it was probably just old stock. There have been 3 versions of the intake. V1 worked fine, it had no velocity stack and the larger MAF housing. V2 added a velocity stack, but threw a CEL. V3 was when they changed to the smaller MAF housing to go along with the velocity stack. This was probably an old V2 that someone had in stock. They sent you the part to retrofit to make it a V3. You'll be fine.
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its supposed to be a V4... im really disapointed; still i dont think im going to be able to drill it 'till friday...
 

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Dude that would literally only take about 2 minutes at most to drill that out. Just grab a drill bit the size of the bolt and drill through the four holes. Done!
 

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You shouldn't have to have drilled anything, they should have it done for you since you sent them pictures of the part you had.
 

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[quote author=ziegs2020 link=topic=139185.msg3008791#msg3008791 date=1237665754]
You shouldn't have to have drilled anything, they should have it done for you since you sent them pictures of the part you had.
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i think the same...
didn't end up quite pleased by the manufacturer---

still, lets just hope i dont get the CEL on again
 

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[quote author=ziegs2020 link=topic=139185.msg3008791#msg3008791 date=1237665754]
You shouldn't have to have drilled anything, they should have it done for you since you sent them pictures of the part you had.
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I agree, but sometimes you have to make-do with what you're given. Sucks.
 

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[quote author=bicycle_wreck link=topic=139185.msg3009442#msg3009442 date=1237701460]
[quote author=ziegs2020 link=topic=139185.msg3008791#msg3008791 date=1237665754]
You shouldn't have to have drilled anything, they should have it done for you since you sent them pictures of the part you had.
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I agree, but sometimes you have to make-do with what you're given. Sucks.
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Yeah but the important thing now is for it work, let us know how it works out.

good luck
 

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over 100 km (about 60 miles for all the english system users) whithout any problem so far... i think this is finally solved :lol:
 

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i hope this will be my last post about this; no problems so far!!! its been more than enough time and distance to think its finally over :)
 

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so other than the fact that the holes were smaller than the original one, were there other factors that could've fixed your problem? I just find it hard that just drilling those holes bigger for the screws fixed the problem? I also get CEL once a week.. it comes and goes. Is this the problem you had before?
Thanks.
 

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[quote author=tekkno1gy link=topic=139185.msg3145662#msg3145662 date=1243443085]
so other than the fact that the holes were smaller than the original one, were there other factors that could've fixed your problem? I just find it hard that just drilling those holes bigger for the screws fixed the problem? I also get CEL once a week.. it comes and goes. Is this the problem you had before?
Thanks.
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He swapped out the entire inlet pipe. The holes he was referring to are simply for mounting the inlet to the carbon fiber box. The inlet pipe itself was the problem; the mounting holes were an unrelated annoyance.
 

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[quote author=bicycle_wreck link=topic=139185.msg3146210#msg3146210 date=1243460405]
[quote author=tekkno1gy link=topic=139185.msg3145662#msg3145662 date=1243443085]
so other than the fact that the holes were smaller than the original one, were there other factors that could've fixed your problem? I just find it hard that just drilling those holes bigger for the screws fixed the problem? I also get CEL once a week.. it comes and goes. Is this the problem you had before?
Thanks.
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He swapped out the entire inlet pipe. The holes he was referring to are simply for mounting the inlet to the carbon fiber box. The inlet pipe itself was the problem; the mounting holes were an unrelated annoyance.
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exactly.... the holes were only so that the new inlet would fit
 
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