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I received my AEM intake today. After a conversation with Greg, an engineer in AEM's R&D department, he informed that the AEM intake for the SR20 motors CAN NOT be used with the AEM bypass valve. The vendor I ordered my intake was not aware of this and sold me a bypass valve for my intake. AEM's website makes no mention of this problem either. Thought you might want to know.
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Andrew:
I received my AEM intake today. After a conversation with Greg, an engineer in AEM's R&D department, he informed that the AEM intake for the SR20 motors CAN NOT be used with the AEM bypass valve. The vendor I ordered my intake was not aware of this and sold me a bypass valve for my intake. AEM's website makes no mention of this problem either. Thought you might want to know. </font>
DDDDUUUUHHHHH!!!
I been telling people that for a long time. Check the archives.....hold on.

http://www.se-r-list.org/archives/2000/2000-09/frm00973.html

http://www.se-r-list.org/archives/2000/2000-09/frm01872.html

http://www.se-r-list.org/archives/2000/2000-09/frm01888.html

Now carefully read the date of the post. I am not jumping on a bandwagon but the fact that we have a MAF is the real reason why we cannot use the bypass valve. There is no place in the intake tract for it. The bypass valve in my opinion can only be used with 2 piece AEM intakes that don't have a MAF.
 

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[This message has been edited by Pretty White (edited 09-20-2001).]
 

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Pretty White,

I could not find your posts. How long ago did you know and how did you find out? To me it's very ****ed up indeed, when AEM's highly touted bypass valve can't work with a brand new engineering application. I hope it deliveries the ponies.
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Andrew:
Pretty White,

I could not find your posts. How long ago did you know and how did you find out? To me it's very ****ed up indeed, when AEM's highly touted bypass valve can't work with a brand new engineering application. I hope it deliveries the ponies.
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I will cut and paste them here hold on:

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I understand how it works guys. What I want to know is where are you
going to put it?
The only break in the intake pipes are at the couplers. All the pictures
I see of AEM intakes are 2 piece w/o a maf. Remember, If there no maf then
it acts as/or replaces the silicone coupler. The only way it could work on a
Place Racing intake or Hotshot is to acutally cut the intake somewhere in
the middle before the MAF. Certinatly not at the bend of the CAI B Pipe.
Lemme get some pics to show you what I mean.
This is Shells' motor:
http://www.se-r.net/engine/images/nobat.jpg
This is my motor with 3/4 cai:
http://www.angelfire.com/ny/ianjiggyroom/images/INTAKE2000_1_.jpg
OK, my intake is not a full in fender CAi but you it is the same idea. Where
are you going to place the bypass valve. (BTW, it is a half Place racing
intake half custom. I did it that way not to worry about hydrolcok).
Or even better, Shells' motor. It is a full Cai.
http://www.angelfire.com/ny/ianjiggyroom/images/4_shades_of_the_NX.jpg


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Hello friends. It is a good idea but where are you going to use it on a
Place racing Intake? It is only 2 pieces. If you put it by the MAF as a
coupler I am sure that you will suck some water into the MAF. If water gets
that far up something it bound to happen. It think it was meant to be used
inline with a Intake tube that is 2 pieces.

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>>Hello friends. It is a good idea but where are you going to use it on a
Place racing Intake? It is only 2 pieces. If you put it by the MAF as a
coupler I am sure that you will suck some water into the MAF. If water gets
that far up something it bound to happen. It think it was meant to be used
inline with a Intake tube that is 2 pieces.<<

After using my brain check I decided to explain it a little better.
The Place Racing is 2 pieces yes, but it has a MAF. Most cars that use AEM
intakes have no MAF. Thats why it can (or has to be 2 pieces)
http://www.angelfire.com/ny/ianjiggyroom/images/4_shades_of_the_NX.jpg
 

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Pretty White,

You were clearly right on target. Before I sold my PR CAI I asked Place Racing where I should locate the AEM Bypass Valve they sold me. The said "directly against the MAF". This is when I realized they were full of ****.

Now it seems when AEM is pressed on this issue, they are a bit more honest. But I bet they're going to be a lot of people ordering AEM bypass valves for both the PR CAI and AEM CAI. AEM and Place Racing need to publicly set the record straight.
 
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