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Old 11-16-2005, 06:22 PM   #11
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Pics 3, 4, (see my leg?) 5 and 6 are from a series 1. The Luxmobile.
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Clean until the first big puddle.
glad i have an 02....has a shield from the water..... but IF i did go blastin through a puddle it would have an effect.
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what size filter is that?
has to be like a foot long to reach all
the way down there...
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I hope your engine runs good on rocks, mud and debris because the first time something punches a hole in your filter, that'* what your going to get. Hope it doesn't happen but a looks like you're taking a pretty big risk.
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Having owned like 4 different KN filters over the years, I don't think that he is at any risk of debris or rocks "punching a hole through it." I could see it being dented, but the mesh is pretty strong.

Filter would just get dirty faster.
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Affix some sort of shield using the screws that attach the air dam and front fender. You cant really see the piece of plexi I used but it'* there.

You don't have to worry about water unless you are trying to ford a river.
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Lately the NE has been pretty wet.
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You don't have to worry about water unless you are trying to ford a river.
What, you dont do that on a weekly basis?

I think im just going to add to my CAI to get colder air from a scoop down in the fenderwell and leave the filter in the engine bay.

Although, today it did not seem to matter really, IAT temp was 27*F-30*F most of the way to school since i never stopped or hit traffic. (I havent built a heatsheild yet)

Damn that cold air on gas usage though. I pulled a mighty 15.6mpg for my entire last tank of gas (of which, most days were 51*F or warmer) . Im thinking i should really replace the o2. I'm not THAT much of a leadfoot.
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hmm, i may have to do a FWI.
it seems like the way to go instead
of building a box around the -hai-
is there a donw side to the FWI?
it seems like the best option...
Hydro Lock is the down side. I have never heard of a FWI causing this, but it happened to a couple of people I knew when I was into imports. AEM actually came out to a bypass for their CAIs in case of hitting a big puddle.

Before you make any rash decisions to this comment, call Intense for their opinion because they deal with FWIs all day.
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Give up the hydrolock ideas. Crap, drifter420 drove his into a freaking LAKE and didn't lock it up. Cast iron block and cast iron heads with pretty strong damn internals make this motor pretty bulletproof.

We have 5000 cars here on this forum, and in my 3 years here, I have YET to hear of a SINGLE hydrolock case amongst ANY 3800 motor.

You will stall a 3800 before damage can occur. That'* my well-researched opinion.
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