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Old 11-20-2004, 04:05 PM   #1
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I made a CAI similar to willwren'*. I bought some 3"OD "fresh air duct" from JCWhitney and ran it from the hole in my air dam up behind the headlight into the front of the air box. I was driving home from work the other day and it was raining a bit, lots of traffic throwing up mist too, and I wondered if water might be going up the tube. Sure enough I got home and the fromt of my K&N was wet and a bit of the side too. I know others on here have similar intake set-ups, has anyone else noticed this? Should I plug the tube when I'm driving in the rain?
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Not sure what to tell ya, one of the more knowledgable guys will come on in a few minutes and let ya know. Good luck with it though.
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as long as iits not fully submegerd for ne amount of time
you should be fine
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Yep, GAMEOVER is correct. Also, if it is raining, you may just want to disconnect that tube from the filter, that way you don't run into that issue. However, other than that, there isn't much you can do.


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The filter should do a good job stopping all of the particles in the water, other than that you can't do much about that water getting in there. Like GAMEOVER and Justin said, try disconnecting it when raining.
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if you are really worried about gettin water iin the intake by a "AEM by pass vavle" alrhough they arent needed
i freind of mine had a 98 intergra GSR full kit well he took out the inner fender wellls and his filter was infront of the tire so constently water was shooting on the filter ididnt really run in to any puddles but his engine hydrolocked because of the filter being constently exposed to water but as long as your fiilter isnt exposed completely i wouldnt worry about it
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The tube isn't directtly connected to the filter, it just helps fresh air get into the front of the box. Sounds like since it is only the front and part of the side I should be OK. I'm just going to keep an eye on it.
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No worries. I run year-round like this. Water won't hurt unless that'* all you're pulling. Water injection has it'* benefits

The way you have it set up, you would have to drive into a lake to have it be a problem.
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No worries. I run year-round like this. Water won't hurt unless that'* all you're pulling. Water injection has it'* benefits

The way you have it set up, you would have to drive into a lake to have it be a problem.
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When I had my setup with good ol dryer duct.. I just jump out really quickly and shoved it back under the bumper and done.. no water.. but I haven't seen what Bills setup is exactly that you maybe refering to.

Lil bit of water won't hurt.. if it'* a foggy day.. thats a bonus..I tend to burp my throttle more. I will be lookin into doing some water steam cleaning treatment for my engine in the summer time stead of using auto-rx( cost and not available in Canada) or Sea-foam.
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