Air intakes, also called air induction systems, are critical parts of Acura engines. Their job is to pull air into engine cylinders through intake manifolds. There, the air mixes with fuel. Spark plugs then ignite the mix, and it burns, producing the power that engines run on. Cold air intakes are variations: by relocating the engine air filter to outside the engine compartment, just above a wheel well or near a fender, they can draw in cooler and therefore denser air, slightly improving engine power output.
So, how does an air intake work? It's a process that starts when air passes through that engine filter. There, many of its contaminants get captured. Air levels then get regulated by a mass airflow sensor, an air metering system, and one or more oxygen sensors. Together, they monitor air movement and exhaust levels and feed info about them back to an engine control unit (ECU).
When air intake parts stop working right, though, you may see the Check Engine light appear on the dashboard, and other problems may follow. For instance, if your engine's revving unusually fast or its idling speeds are abnormal, it can mean induction system failure. To figure out what's happening, plug in a code reader and thoroughly inspect the system.
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