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Old 05-16-2006, 07:24 PM   #1
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I just installed a K&N Filter on my 2006 GTO. Upon firing it up the TRAC Message came on the display. How do i clear this?
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Old 05-16-2006, 07:33 PM   #2
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I just installed a K&N Filter on my 2006 GTO. Upon firing it up the TRAC Message came on the display. How do i clear this?
Did you add a drop-in K&N air filter, or a K&N cold air induction kit? It s really quite peculiar that you would experience what you have described just by fletching around with the air filter. You by chance did not knock anything loose?

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Old 05-16-2006, 08:04 PM   #3
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It is a cold air box K&N # 63-3053. I went over all the connections just to double check. The only connection that was unplugged was the mass air sensor connection. This is very puzzling.

Any more information greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-16-2006, 08:13 PM   #4
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Have you tried disconnecting the positive battery cable for a few minutes and then reconnecting? This technique is similar to the MS 3-finger salute used in conjunction with old PC's.

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I'll try it right now!
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No dice still TRAC OFF Message displayed and unable to activate with the T/C button.
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Old 05-16-2006, 09:13 PM   #7
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No dice still TRAC OFF Message displayed and unable to activate with the T/C button.
I would check to see if you inadvertently knocked something loose. I know that you indicated that you had double checked the connections, but I have read too many times about something simple that was missed. Please take a careful, third look.

You mentioned that the only connection you messed with was the MAF. When I put my in my K&N CAI there was another connection that was made in the elbow of the pipe/tube connecting the MAF to TB. Does your's have this connection, and is there something connected to it?

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Old 05-17-2006, 07:17 PM   #8
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I went over the connections again and found a bent pin at the MAF connector. Thank you for the advise to stick with it and recheck the wiring. Much more responsive with the K&N Filter.
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Do you think I need a AMW Catch Can now that I installed the K&N Filter?
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Old 05-17-2006, 07:45 PM   #10
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I went over the connections again and found a bent pin at the MAF connector. Thank you for the advise to stick with it and recheck the wiring. Much more responsive with the K&N Filter.
Excellent! I am glad that it was something simple. If it wasn't simple, the next thing I was going to ask was if you put the MAF in backwards.

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Old 05-17-2006, 08:05 PM   #11
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Do you think I need a AMW Catch Can now that I installed the K&N Filter?
I don't believe the catch can is absolutely necessary with or without the K&N. I installed the catch can because I liked the concept. The interesting thing is that after a couple of thousand miles I have knocked out a quantity of condensed oil in the order of magnitude of a teaspoon or two. The oil drained from the catch can was reasonably clean, with no visual signs of contaminants. This does not mean that they do not exist, only that I could not detect them. Without a catch can I am not certain what length of time, or number of miles driven, is required before deposits build to such a point that performance of the car is actually reduced. So, if you have some money to burn and like the looks of the catch can, go for it. Otherwise, I do not know that I would worry about it. If anyone else has an opinion, feel free to interject.

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