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Old 08-31-2007, 04:29 PM   #1
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Default take fwi off for winter?

im going to college sunday, and i wont be driving my car until probably december.

should i take my FWI off for the winter? it will see some time on the road when i go on breaks and return home.
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drop it off in my driveway and I'll keep everything running for you.
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Old 09-01-2007, 12:47 AM   #3
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id rather nobody drive it in a northeast winter lol


but im gonna have to, so thats why im askin about the FWI
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Old 09-03-2007, 02:02 AM   #4
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Old 09-03-2007, 02:04 AM   #5
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I run mine all winter, never had a problem
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Old 09-03-2007, 02:10 AM   #6
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im worried about watter gettin into the engine when driving.

i dont have anythign covering the bottom of the filter
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me neither
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Water in the engine is a good thing. Ever hear of water injection?

If you sucked up a puddle, the engine would stall from lack of air before the water ever entered the engine.
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it gets dirty. after one rainstorm my k&n went brown from hitting all the muddy puddles around here. In the event I had it on my 98 I would have taken it off for the winter (dont want salt and crap in there) but I put it on my 01. The 00+ have a much more isolated fendwell.

Some run them in the winter, some dont, its a matter of personal preference.
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so not something to be thats concerned with?
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