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Any help would be greatly appreciated on this guys-- it's driving me crazy.

I've had to reset my ECU about 3-4 times within the last month because I keep getting a check engine light(this has happened since I installed the Hotshot a month ago). At first, I could go a week without getting one, driving the car semi-hard. The last time, I was real easy on it, and got a light the very next day after I reset the ECU.

The car runs extremely rough, and hesitates on and off throttle. Serious power loss, too.

My intake pipe still sits crooked next to the throttle body, so I'm planning on re-drilling the hole where my downpipe sits, and putting in a smaller battery in order for the pipe to fit properly.

I was just wondering who thinks the crooked pipe is my problem, or could it be the IAT(Intake air temperature) sensor? I noticed it doesn't plug very far into the hotshot maf adapter and looks like it would have trouble reading the incoming air since it screwed all the way through the stock airbox piece.

Thanks for any help-- I'm in dire straits with this right now. If I can't get this problem fixed, then I'm going to have to put the stock parts back in, which I don't want to do because I noticed a big performance game from the Hotshot(before I get the dreaded check-engine light).

Also-- in a nightmarish scenario, is it possible I've screwed up my MAF somehow in all this mess?

Thanks.

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GTS: i know what you are talking about. the IAT sensor sits kinda "not snug" inside that rubber grommet. it always worked fine for me tho. have you checked to see if the filter is clamped on all the way maybe?

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Thanks, silver. Glad to see you're back on the streets with a new set of wheels. Congrats, hope everything is going well.

I'm pretty sure the filter is on nice and snug, but I'll check it again. It sounds like the crooked pipe is probably the problem so I'll get to work on it this week. Glad to know you had the same situation with the IAT and MAF adapter, I was starting to wonder if I'd been shipped the wrong part.

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my hs cai maf adapter had the hole for the ats drilled in a location that, with the ats installed, it was directly in front of the air metering hole (hot wire) in the maf. i think this caused some of my drivability problems (never got a mil,however). what i did was drill a new hole for the ats and covered the old one with duct tape. i also used the oem mounting hardware (rubber washer, metal nut plate and screws)for the ats. assembled it just like the stock air box. then i used some sealant around the outside of the ats to prevent air leakage.

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