Evoms CAI fitted! Now with added engine cover.
I ordered a Forge CAI from DPM nearly 2 weeks ago, but as it was going to take another week (I should add that it wasn't DPM's fault, they are sent straight from Forge) I cancelled it and ordered an Evoms CAI from Regal Autosport.
It arrived after only a day and this afternoon I managed to fit it in an hour and a half.
I used the Golf V instructions from the Evoms site:
and Iggu's brilliant Forge write up:
It was a doddle to fit to be honest. It only took so long because unfortunately I didn't pay attention to Iggu's instruction to get a 24mm 12 point deep socket and I got a 6 point. I needed it to remove the plastic engine mounts so I could fit the heatshield. I tried using the slip joints instead but ended up ruining the mounts (part number anyone please? :sorry:) I'll get the right socket at a later date and fit the shield then.
The whole kit isn't an exact fit for the engine bay but it's in and secure, it's just a bit snug at the filter end that's all!
I'm awaiting an Evoms engine cover from Regal also to make the bay look a bit better. Why can't VAG do like Honda and just make the engine gorgeous in the first place?!
Been for a spin and I must say I was quite suprised by the noise! Iggu says the Forge wasn't a vocal thing but the Evoms certainly is! There are sucking and blowing noises all over the place! It reminds me of the K&N my mate once fitted to his Nova SR, but with added turbo whooshes and whistles.
Performance wise I'm not sure just yet. I'll have to give it time. I was too busy concentrating on the noise!
Now I can't wait to get the Miltek and Stage 2 remap :rockwoot:
Thanks again Iggu and thanks to Jamiekip also :friends: