Alrighty, I went out and disassembled the intake and reassembled it making sure the connections are tight. There is one area of concern which was mentioned in this thread and that is the connection at the back of the airbox. I can see how someone could believe that the connection is fully seated by looking at the top of the intake but not realize that the bottom of the connection is not completely flush with the box. That could have been my problem. What does suck though is my car does not have that free revving feeling anymore. It feels like it used to which is not bad but just not as fun.
I might have to get a K&N and call it quits.
Anyways, it is too early to find out if I got my mpgs back but I'll post back again if this didn't fix the problem..