I got a cold air intake for my S2k dirt cheap on Craigslist the other day and set out to install it on Sunday. What should’ve taken an hour tops took 4 hours because my dumb ass forgot man invented tongue-and-groove pliers. Funny thing is I remember removing and installing intakes before, yet my brain thought it’d be cute to omit the one tool used to properly and easily removing hoses.
I started by removing the stock air box before futilely yanking and cussing at the first hose… ended up cutting it out of rage and frustration. The next hose wasn’t long enough to allow the same luxury. Neither were the third or fourth, so I started trying different experiments with different combinations of tools for hours before my confidence started wavering. I can’t do this… I can’t put it back to stock either cause I cut the main hose. Then, that rusty light bulb in my head flickered on: FUCKING TONGUE & GROOVE PLIERS JOE!
I was in a state of despair in the most literal sense. Seriously, I thought I was fucked, with a dismantled stock intake system, cut hoses and a car parked in an un-towable area. But the long story short is I finished the rest in an hour. Here’s the outcome (I’ve since replaced the colorful rubber bands with zip-ties) 😄 :