Anybody with a Volant Cold Air Intake

Discussion in 'Performance & Fuel' started by mjalstad, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. mjalstad

    mjalstad Rockstar 100 Posts

    So I got a Volant CAI for my 99 Silverado 1500 4.8 and everything went well except for where the intake tube connects to the throttle body. The kit uses the stock hose clamp and it will not tighten down far enough to create a tight seal since it has to actually compress the plastic of the intake tube. Once I get to a certain point, the screw just goes "click" and skips back a notch. I tried everything I could to try to get it tighter but I can still simply pull the intake tube off of the Throttle body without trying too hard. Has anybody else had this problem or found a good solution to it?
  2. gocubs68

    gocubs68 Member

    Just installed a Volant CAI on my truck 2 weeks ago. I had no problems with the factory clamp onto the T.B. What I did was position the clamp and rubber piece onto the tube 1st then onto the T.B. I remember trying to leave the clamp on the T.B. then try to get the tube inserted onto the T.B. and it wasn't happening. You might try this.
  3. mjalstad

    mjalstad Rockstar 100 Posts

    I did that. The intake tube is on the throttle body just fine. The problem is that the clamp isn't clamping down tight enough. I shouldn't be able to wiggle the tube around on the throttle body, it should be an air tight fit.
  4. cascott325

    cascott325 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    you should have a short piece of rubber (rubber coupling) that goes over the intake tube and the end of the TB. with that piece,you should have 2 clamps, one for the TB and one for the intake tube. you may be missing a part to the assembly.
  5. vncj96

    vncj96 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    go to a hardware store in the plumbing section and get a bigger and wider clamp for a little better footprint and more area to clamp on, you may even find a better coupler that is a little more plyable
  6. Silverback2010

    Silverback2010 New Member

    Same issue with my 2010 gmc sierra. It fits fine but i tighten the crap out of it. .. but itseems to slide super easy! Not sure if it's on good enough but truck seems fine. Sometimes it take a bit to have rpms get back down to normal operating area aftergiving a good rev in park position. ..
  7. RayVoy

    RayVoy Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    That's the way they operate, it's for air quality. The old way of a quick snap from the right foot and a quick drop to idle produced high exhaust pollution.

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