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I would like to hear from someone who has a CAI system on their vehicle and live either in the Canadian Prairie provinces or in the northern US where winter temperatures are regularly lower than -25C or -10F. I would like to know how the cold temperatures affect the operating/running conditions of your vehicle with a CAI system installed.
My understanding is that the vehicle would require a longer period to reach ideal operating temperature and thus gas mileage would suffer dramatically.
Any advice that you can provide would be appreciated.
 

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I don't think that's true -- the air and fuel still ignites in the cylinder and produces heat which warms the engine. I don't think the temp of intake air will affect how long it takes to warm to normal operating temp.... (i used to live in Iowa)
Running without a thermostat will increase the warm-up time and at -10 it will probably never get warm. LOL
 

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My 04 Titan seemed like it took a little longer to warm up with the CAI. I took it a little easier in the winter time on it due to the cold temps. Started like a champ in -28 F with the CAI the winter I had that truck. Curious to what others thoughts are.
 

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I haven't noticed any negatives during cold weather. I haven't had any dramatic drops in fuel economy, everything has been working as it should. I do usually let my vehicle warm up for quite a while, as fuel has been free for me for the past few years so I didn't concern myself with wasting it, I just wanted a nice toasty cab to sit in. Sorry I can't help you more.
 

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So agreed by most, the CAI isn't a factor in colder weather..

Hijacking the thread here.....

But for everybody's statements of motor temperatures, is anybody using an engine block heater on their vehicles?

Are they aftermarket parts, or inclusive on the Titans?
 

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Pijetro said:
So agreed by most, the CAI isn't a factor in colder weather..

Hijacking the thread here.....

But for everybody's statements of motor temperatures, is anybody using an engine block heater on their vehicles?

Are they aftermarket parts, or inclusive on the Titans?
My block heater came stock.
 

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My block heater came stock.
Is that a standard feature for Canada? It's not stock here, as far as I know. :dunno:
 

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Kenny Blankenship said:
My block heater came stock.
Well living where you do I sure hope so!
 

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Is that a standard feature for Canada? It's not stock here, as far as I know. :dunno:
I'm not sure as for all of Canada, but it was listed as standard equipment on my window sticker. I know for some makes, you still have to add it on up here as a dealer installed accessory, but this wasn't the case with me. It may have something to do with mine being an LE also? I'm not to sure......:dunno:
 

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Some of the Northern USA states get pretty darned cold...The boys from Minnesota or Wisconsin have some pretty harsh winters..
I'm sure they would have CAI and blockheater requests just like the Canadian cousins to the north...
 

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Is that a standard feature for Canada? It's not stock here, as far as I know. :dunno:
My 04 Titan is a SE model and the block heater was part of the OME and not an option
 

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I put a magnetic stick on heater on the lower oil pan. Katz makes it, I hadn't had too much luck with those lower radiator hose heaters. The cord is a perfect length to run straight to the right tow hook hole.
 

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Just thought I would bring this back from the archives.

We had a few –40c days in the last little while and I haven’t found that my truck has a hard time warming up at all, even with my CAI.
 

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Coldtitan said:
Just thought I would bring this back from the archives.

We had a few –40c days in the last little while and I haven’t found that my truck has a hard time warming up at all, even with my CAI.
Thanks - From one Winnipegger to another - That's good to know - What part of Winnipeg do you live ?? Me, I'm in St Vital behind the SouthGlen Shopping Centre on St Anne's Rd.

Did you have the CAI installed or did you do it yourself ???
As I'm not that mechanically inclined, I'll be looking at buying the CAI and having it installed - Do you have any recommendations as to the best place to go for this ???
 

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My truck loves the cold weather !!!
Runs like a scalded dog !!!
 

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Glad I could help.

I live in River heights, closer to Polo Park.

I bought my AEM Brute Force off EBay for $204.00 + shipping. If you have it delivered UPS and tell the driver at your door that you want to clear it yourself, you don't have to pay a brokerage fee. More on that later if you want to go that direction.

Most shops in town would order the K&N in, but they wanted over $400 for it :huh: , and I like the idea of a dry filter anyways.

I did the install myself in no time. If you want to take a look at mine before you make up your mind we could meet somewhere. I could also help you do the install if you are interested. :cheers:
 

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Thanks Coldtitan

I'm definitely going to stay away from the K&N CAI as I want the dry filter. I wouldn't mind seeing yours before I proceed any further. If you don't mind, why don't you PM me - giving me your first name and contact phone# - then I'll give you a call to set up a meeting.

My name is Richard
 

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My truck loves the cold weather !!!
Runs like a scalded dog !!!
I totally agree. Funny how cold weather makes you hungry for chevy or even a Hemi!!

You can have all the CAI they make under the hood and nothing compares to drawing in -25C air :gunz:
 

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PM sent :smoke:
 

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I also have the brute force intake on my 06 titan. I live 8 hours north of winnipeg. I got the airaid throttle body spacer put on too. I dont advise it too much, makes it sounds sweet and a tiny bit better mid range power, but my gas mileage is shot. It could be because of my bigger tires and leveling kit but i'm not sure. I also just had my front axle fall off, i guess there is a recall for that.
 
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