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First the wife's 2013 BMW had an inlet failure along the accordion tube, I said wow, BMW really doubled down on planned obsolescence. Then started hearing weird whistling noises from my Sky.

Just replace it with this kit from eBay - RED BLACK AIR INTAKE KIT FIT 2007-2009 PONTIAC SOLSTICE GXP 2.0L TURBOCHARGED | eBay

Or get the RPM motorsports or DDM works cold air intake kit.

Cleans up the engine bay, turbo makes whoosh noises, and no more whistling or decel pops.

Just going to add a bunch of pics, it's pretty straight forward, ask questions if you have any.

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Cold air intake as it arrived. Gave seller 5 stars because it's actually pretty kick ass.

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Check around for any burrs or flashing, and just remove them by hand before sucking into your turbo or engine (I had one burr)

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Start test fitting where these parts are best angled and tightened down.

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Angled properly, and clears hood, PCV is now connected.

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Can see a bit of the front bracket they supplied, I just bent it and had it keep the air filter tight against the OEM cold air area/shroud.

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Closer pic of the bracket, it doesn't really attach to the filter, just keeps it down so it doesn't hit the hood or flop around.
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All done.

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The acordian piece on the factory intake is ugly.

I've never actually seen someone e throw on one of those eBay intakes. I'd be interested to know what it likes like after 6 months ths of driving and to hear your thoughts on it. Both on how it keeps its shine, and if you run into any issues.

DDM makes a nice replacement for the factory plastic tube too:

 
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