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I have the 3.0L V6, and I've run the Injen CAI, the Injen with the CP-E MAF sensor mod, and the CP-E MAFci.

My original setup with the Injen CAI worked great, nevermind the occational CEL because it ran a little lean. Unfortunately, the engine was destroyed by hydrolock due to a freak submersion of the engine with the intake on. That Engine #1 was replaced with Engine #2.

The Injen + MAF sensor mod worked pretty good, kept the CEL from kicking in most of the time. Didn't have any problems with this setup, but I didn't run very long before upgrading to the MAFci system.

The full MAFci system ran on my car for a couple months. One day, driving at about 105mph on San Diego's I5 coming back from TJ, in summer heat of about 100 degrees F, the engine started making terrible noises and running poorly. I had to nurse the vehicle home, and have it towed to the dealership. They didn't tell me exactly what was wrong with the engine, but they indicated that the cylinders where "burnt up." They replaced the entire long block, which was the end of Engine #2 and the beginning of Engine #3. Now, I'm not certain that the MAFci system was responsible for the burnup of Engine #2, but I would fear putting it back on at this point.

I was lucky enough that Engine #2 was purchased by insurance, because it was considered weather damage, and Engine #3 was paid for by my warranty. I have run Engine #3 for about 15k miles without any issues, using a stock air box.

I am considering putting my Injen CAI back onto the car. I ran the intake for quite some time without any issues except an occational CEL, and I don't think it's likely my car will be submerged again. What kind of experiences are people having here with longer runs of the Injen and CP-E intakes? Has anyone else burned up an engine using either of the MAF sensor modifications? I would like to be able to run with CAI again, but I don't know who I'm going to be able to talk into paying for Engine #4. Does anybody else run the CAI in particularly hot and relatively dry areas like San Diego, Los Angeles, or Arizona? Temperatures outside today are 90-95 degrees, and my fan runs for a few seconds after I turn off the car here. I drive fairly speedy no matter where I'm going.

Any advice, experiences, history, etc greatly appreciated.
 

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When i bought my car through mazda i told them that i wanted to install a few performance prts but not void the warranty. They gave me a mazdaspeed magazing that had cai, springs and a whole bunch of other parts like lightweight flywheel and said i can have them install any of those parts and will be warrantied by the dealer! They must have given me some bad info. But as i have been told many times before unless the dealer can prove that a certain part cause engine failure they still ahve to waranty the part. I doubt thats true either though!
 

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They must have given me some bad info. But as i have been told many times before unless the dealer can prove that a certain part cause engine failure they still ahve to waranty the part[/b]
You got a salesman wanting to sell you a car.

There are 3 mazdaspeed part warranties.

Green, Blue, and Orange.

Blue has a full warranty.
Green has a limited warranty.
Orange has no warranty, and is for offroad use only. Basically the same of any aftermarket part...only most aftermarket parts actually have a warranty on the part itself.

here's a cut and paste if you want to read.
Mazdaspeed "Blue" performance accessories must be installed by a a MAZDASPEED Dealer on a US specification vehicle and be specifically approved by Mazda for the particular application. These parts are covered under the Mazda Replacement Parts and Accessories Limited Warranty and are warranted for the first 12 months/12,000 miles from the date of installation or the duraton of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty, whichever is longer. Should the parts be purchased but not installed by a MAZDASPEED Dealer, they will be covered for the first 12 months/12,000 miles from the date of purchase, excluding labor charges. Parts or accessories replaced/installed under warranty are covered for the time remaining in the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.

MAZDASPEED "GREEN" Performance Accessories must be specifically approved by Mazda for their particular application. These parts are warranted for the first 12 months/12,000 miles from the date of purchase, excluding labor.

MAZDASPEED "Orange" Performance Accessories are sold "as is" without any warranty of any kind. All implided warranties, including all warranties of merchantability of fitness for a particular purpose, are excluded. Purchaser acknowledges that no representations have been made regarding these parts, including but not limited to any representations as to their quality of performance, and the purchaser shall be responsible for and bear all costs of repair of replacement to to any defect in or failure of these parts or any damage to other components. Purchaser acknowledges that vehicles equipped with

MAZDASPEED "Orange" Performance Accessories shall not be operated on public highways. MAZDASPEED "Orange" Perfomance Accessories are intended solely for the use on vehicles participating in race/off-road competition events. Purchaser acknowledges that all Mazda vehicle/parts/accessory warranties are voided if the vehicle is used in a competition event. Purchaser also acknowledges that there will be no warranty coverage for any part or accessory that fails as a result of the installation of a MAZDASPEED "Orange" performance part. Purchaser accepts all responsibility for all vehicle modifications and all potential risks. MAZDASPEED "Orange" Performance Accessories have been designed and are intended for race/off-road applications only. Federal and many state laws prohibit the removal, modification of, or rendering inoperative any part of vehicle system affecting emissions or safety.

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It is not covered by warranty. It is an orange mazdaspeed part. Get your facts straight
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I sent an email to Mazda customer support:
I wanted to confirm what color warranty was provided with
the Mazda6 MazdaSpeed 3.0L CAI. The accessories brochure has it listed
as orange, however I am now hearing from salesmen that it is actually
green. Which is it?

And got this repsonse email:


Hello,

Thanks for contacting Mazda.

The dealership is correct. When the original MAZDASPEED accessory
brochure was printed the warranty on the CAI was orange, but was later
upgraded to green.

Again, thank you for contacting Mazda.

Regards,

Daniel M.
Specialist, Customer Assistance E-Business
 

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So, even then, at best you are getting 1 year of mazda support out of it; and even then, it is only on the part itself. Notice the excluding labor. So, if your CAI causes a MAF sensor to fail, you won't have to pay the $125 for a new one, but you will have to pay the dealer the diagnostic fee and replacement labor.
 

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I know it has been a while since the last post, but i found out some nice new info from the Mazdausa site:


Cold Air IntakeMAZDA6 and MAZDASPEED6 (2003-2006) Warranty Level: Green
Bring cold air from outside the engine compartment into the engine through mandrel bent 2.5" diameter, polished and powder coated aluminum tubing. The intake system is designed for improved engine breathing, while re-using the stock MAF sensor. The kit utilizes the latest in dry filter technology. The kit is emission-legal in all 50 states.


As it stands the New MazdaSpeed CIA for our cars is level Green, not orange, to put to rest any other confusion or questions since many seemed unsure in this post. I hope to be getting it soon, need new tires first.
 

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It is not covered by warranty. It is an orange mazdaspeed part. Get your facts straight
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Looks like someone needs to get their facts straight.

But if someone could clear something up for me while we are getting facts straight. I thought PMS only lasts for a couple days out of the month but for some people it never seems to end...
 

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I've had my intake system (injen + CP-E MAF cust.) for about a year now here in SD, and so far no major issues knock on wood. I've taken my car numerous times on road trips vegas, LA, etc, and what not hauling ass with a packed ride, and the car overheating is more of a concern to me than the intake system itself. my fans hardly ever kick in, or maybe i just don't hear them. plus, i usually run the front defroster + air the blowing at your toes setting on when i drive to help cool the car.
 

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Looks like someone needs to get their facts straight.

But if someone could clear something up for me while we are getting facts straight. I thought PMS only lasts for a couple days out of the month but for some people it never seems to end...
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Look when that was posted. When it was posted, it was an orange part. mazda then changed it to a green part.
 

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Look when that was posted. When it was posted, it was an orange part. mazda then changed it to a green part.
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Yup I saw the date and I sure got my facts straight. Try it sometime.

http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?show...46576&st=15

bagman1 May 14 2006, 03:58 PM Post #30

QUOTE(Raynman @ May 14 2006, 01:09 AM)
What's the warranty color code? I'm guessing orange?



The warranty code on all the CAI's is GREEN.
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Just put my mazdaspeed intake on, actually helped a little bit when starting out from a stand still. Man that thing howls like crazy when you get on it. Took less than 45 minutes to install and actually looks pretty good under the hood. Just throwing it out there. No codes popped up at all. Seemed to be a good add-on. Thinking of doing the mazdaspeed exhaust, springs and sway bars next.
 

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I have the AEM short ram intake, its been on for about 3 years now. No problems with it(knock on wood). Thinking about upgrading to CP-e CAI, when i get the money....
 
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