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hey yall i have a question - i added a k&N typhoon intake and could NOT! fit the damn air sensor in the new tubing- i ended up snapping the black protective casing on the sensor trying to put it in, it also bent the sensor back.. i may be stupid but i was impatient so i just bent it back straight as it didnt break the silver sensor portion completely but it did bend back far, i then drilled out the intake hole slightly so that grombit and the sensor would fit. so its in there snug but its missing the black plastic shield at tip and the sensor itslef is strightend out but was bent backward far before i bent it straight- well now i notice that when i accelerate hard there is some lag and also sometimes the engine seems to choke and not respond- it happens only usually at low speeds when i suddenly accelerate or mash the pedal- again i dont know too much about these cars and i am already looking to buy a new sensor but wanted to hear how stupid i am or if this may be the cause of my issues- thanks ahead of time!
 

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could be. if the sensor is damaged, the car is reading a different air intake temp than there really is. if you have a predator or trinity, you could read the IAT temp and see if its right
 

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I had a similar problem when I installed my CAI. Not that I damaged the sensor but that I had a heck of a time trying to push the sensor through the rubber grommet. I kept pushing the grommet into the tube. After about an hour of this I decided to stop by the dealer to get another grommet in case I damage or lose the original. While telling the parts guy my dilema, he let me in on a little tip. He said to try a little vasoline inside the grommet. I did and the sensor slipped right in. Just wish the online video I watched on how to install would have metioned that tip.
 

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well i will just pick up a new one just in case- i know something has to be wrong im only getting about 5.69 the lowest on my 0-60 times. ive been trying numerous attempots and thats my best time - im on an automatic 2010 srt8 by the way with the typhoon CAI- single chamber flowmaster and resonators removed- no tuner yet
 

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I use a shot of silicone electrical spray lube in grommit and also remove the blue o-ring before installing as U can add the o-ring back AFTER U push the sensor in and just pull it back out a little. Not even sure U need the o-ring on a CAI as I've installed quite a few and some I've left it off. ;)
 

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just an update i replaced it to be safe- feels like its running better since then but then again i could be imagining it- thnx for all replies
 

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I did the same exact thing. Trying to stuff that little critter in was tough and bingo, snapped, bent etc. I bought a new sensor today after following this thread. I will put it on tomorrow.
 

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Broke the plastic "horseshoe" off mine when installing my shaker hood intake. I bent the sensor straight and ran it. Ran fine but swung by the dealer the next day and bought a replacement. Used a little saliva upon install, works like a champ. No difference in performance with the new or old sensor.
 
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