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Old 02-23-2009, 12:21 PM
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DIY:AVI Removal

Looked around here, trying to find one on how to do it..and couldn't so i figured i'd just make my own! aha.

Most people ask, What is this? What does it do?

Well it does something about exhaust and intake..and well, Lets just rip it out? because its not needed in the engine bay..So here we go:

Step 1:
There's going to be 3 bolts for the bracket to hold on the whole AIV. 2 On top(pictured below) and 1 on the bottom.
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Step 2:
You wanna unplug the things at the bottom of the AIV, a few lines and a big plug, i just unbolted the area where it plugs into, ALOT easier...

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Step 3:
Try your hardest to wiggle the tube off of the exhaust thingy. Its gonna be tough, but some how mine came off and im a wimp! YOU CAN DO IT!!!

Step 4:
Your gonna wanna plug off any thing that is now open, the vaccum lines(the little guys..), I'm gonna use tape. And I just hammered a bolt inside the pipe that goes to the cat. Not sure if it works, but its worth the try right? (if you need the bolt let me know i've got a whole case of them. Its a 15/16 or something like that. Then throw a clamp around it, which i have done a day later than i did this. (note:the picture was taken before the bolt was hammered all the way in..)

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And your final product should look like this:
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Then your done, give your self a pat on the back! Any questions, PM me or reply to this.


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hell yea nick, becoming a handy man already bro. good start man.
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Old 02-23-2009, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Biggamehit View Post
hell yea nick, becoming a handy man already bro. good start man.
Thanks man, means alot coming from you haha. for some reason i feel like your the biggest dude around here.
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na,,,,, its not like that bro. im just one of the vets that's all. im a normal dude in the scene that's all.
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are you kidding me?
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Originally Posted by jramosthe1st! View Post

are you kidding me?
That was before the bolt was hammered all the way in, and its clamped too.
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damn i didn't see that. Nick, you can pull that pipe off and plug it on the manifold.
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damn i didn't see that. Nick, you can pull that pipe off and plug it on the manifold.
Oh really? Didn't Know..I'll hit that up tommorow then update this..

SORRY.

I don't need Eight hundred more people to tell me this!! haha
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will it still pass smog with that out?
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Oh really? Didn't Know..I'll hit that up tommorow then update this..

SORRY.

I don't need Eight hundred more people to tell me this!! haha
I told you this already..... and yes it will pass e-check with that out.
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I told you this already..... and yes it will pass e-check with that out.
Sorry i didn't answer his question..I've been busy packing my things for the move...

But yeah it should pass..
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Wait, that thing can be removed? Sweet! More room for the turbo Mani. What is it supposed to do normally anyway??
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these kind of things are why i love working for goodyear and being 17 with an inspectors lisence FTW! my sentra has no EGR no cat, no carbon canister etc. my s14 will be the same +1 =D
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not to sound like a tard but what does/did this do? is this a weight saving mod?
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All it does is recirculate the exhaust for cold starts. Doesnt do anything other than that. Pretty useless thing to have.
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