Started on the intake - found a cheap eBay short ram intake for the V6 Camry.
Kept throwing CEL - MAF voltage out of range. But it drove fine - so cleared codes... kept driving.
Drove around for awhile before I figured out that the underhood temps were skyrocketing. So I spent some time this weekend fixing my eBay SRI and making it a functional CAI. Took advantage of those who have done before and Myxalplyx's CAI parts list.
1. Started off with the following parts:
*eBay SRI ($57.99)
*3"-3.5" 45° 4ply silicon transition ($8.44)
*12" of 3.5 aluminum tubing ($15.81)
*3.5" to 4" 4ply silicon straight transition ($9.08)
*4" 180° aluminum tubing (90° is all that is necessary)($30.67)
*4" 4ply silicon coupler ($7.09)
*4" to 6" velocity stack ($14.99)
*K&N RU-3100 6" cotton cone filter ($48.99)
*(3) 1/2" hose clamps from HD for 3"-4" pipe ($4.35)
*(3) 1/2" hose clamps from HD for 3"-5" pipe ($5.55)
*(2) rolls of reflective intake insulation wrap ($19.99)
2. Removed the bumper
3. Took out the OEM intake snorkel after removing the (3) 10mm bolts holding it in.
These little guys in the intake resonator - gross!!
4. Cut a 2" 4 ply silicon coupler lengthwise, trimmed the edges and epoxied it into the eBay SRI to reduce MAF housing size.
5. Started fitting the intake pieces all together.
6. Found that the 12in 3.5" tubing was about 1" too long and trimmed it down using a chop saw and a deburring tool to clean the piping edges.
7. Then realized that I didn't need the full 180° bend 4" tubing and chopped it down to about an 80° bend.
8. This is what I ended up using.
9. After all mocked up, I used standard hose clamps from HD and secured all the transitions.
10. Then to help with the engine temps effecting intake temps, I wrapped the intake in reflective intake insulation.
Even wrapped the MAF sensor...
For $226, its definitely not pretty, but its functional! Haven't tested it out in high heat temps, but I'm positive I won't see the 177°F intake temps I WAS seeing with the eBay SRI.
Next, I plan on doing the coolant bypass as I won't be needing that in Texas. I did the same on my old Prius and it made a notable difference. Even when I lived in Canada, I never saw any issues when the temps dropped below freezing and having the bypass.