I've been spending valentine's day with my car! I'm okay with this. Alright, so I really badly wanted one of those scoop style CAI's for my V6 175 but right now I'm a poor ass uni student so I ended up with this rough 2nd hand noname brand CAI with a nice hole cut in the back from the previous user, see here: Hole lot of issue As you can see there was very little for a good piece of tubing to grab onto so I'd decided to use selastic to fill in the gaps as the previous owner had done. Now seeing as I can't afford a MAF-less tune right now, I also removed the MAF sensor itself from it's cosy home and added it to the excitement, see here: Them MAFs After allowing for the selastic to properly cure and refitting the whole mess, I gritted my teeth and turned the key... start up was ordinary, 1 maybe 2 seconds after that however? cylinders missing, HUD starts beeping away and I hastily turn it off, all round bad experience. I tried a few more times after some visual inspections, nothing other than my hideous attachment appears to be amiss. Full Deal After this I triple-checked to make sure I'd fitted the MAF sensor in the right way, unplugged it altogether and started her up again. Running without the MAF is rough, but at this time works better than with the MAF plugged in... I'm assuming the original housing for the MAF controls the airflow first before allowing for a reading; and with the sensor bare as it is in my new setup, it's not going to work the same... Suggestions? Ideas? would a leak in my selastic produce some of these unwanted results? or am I definitively going to need a tune to make this work? Keep cashlessness in mind; although I'm getting ready to shelf this until I can justify a tune.