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Old 12-27-2003, 01:17 PM   #11
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you mean like what we're all doin' for intake, but with turndown on the end to get it under the unibody?
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You'll never get enough moisture to stall the engine or cause any ill-effects. The water getting in can actually benefit you, especially if you're SC. Just don't drive through any deep puddles
i disagree on that one i had a freind who had a 95 acura gsr with the cai no by-pass vavle blew his motor 6k to replace


as far as moisture from what your saying is water in the gas tank with make the car run better??
I WOULDN'T DO IT BUT THAT'* ME
What the hell did he do? PARK in a puddle at WOT? Do your homework on water injection.

Moisture in a gas tank is a totally different issue, and that'* not what we're discussing here. How is water going to get from your intake to your gastank? Again, do you homework on water injection.

You have to have a TON of water to hydrolock, and the only way to get it is to have your intake entirely submerged. Who'* dumb enough to do that?
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My brother hydrolocked his old Mustang Gt. He was going to school and went through a large puddle and locked it up . I think he bent 2 rods. He had to get a replacement engine. The only intake mod he had was removal of the curved baffle at the bottem of his intake box which left a 3 1/2" - 4" opening.
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Have you guys seen my 'splash' videos in Your Ride? The car didn't even stumble, and the bottom of my CAI is OPEN. Not covered at all.

How many cars here have open-element cones or CAI'*? Alot. How many have even complained of at least stumbling in wet weather so far? How many are running intake tubes down behind the bumper? I did. Never had a problem with that, either.

You have to be stopped or at least moving slowly (or for long duration) in a puddle deep enough to submerge your intake in order to hydrolock. Follow these guidelines, and it can't happen.
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I almost Hydrolocked my old 92 TBIRD Sport 5.0, when I was in Philly. I went through some water and didn't know how deep it was. The water ended up being just below the intake box but the car was sucking enough that it drew it up into the intake. The car started spitting and sputtering as I cleared the other side of the water. It finally cut off and I had to dry out the filter and intake and turn it over afew times before it would start. I was stupid but got lucky.
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I almost Hydrolocked my old 92 TBIRD Sport 5.0, when I was in Philly. I went through some water and didn't know how deep it was. The water ended up being just below the intake box but the car was sucking enough that it drew it up into the intake. The car started spitting and sputtering as I cleared the other side of the water. It finally cut off and I had to dry out the filter and intake and turn it over afew times before it would start. I was stupid but got lucky.
That'* the trick. You'll almost always have some indication of stumbling before it gets to the point of no return. Water injection is of tremendous benefit, but in the right amounts. Normal winter driving is NO problem, as long as you stay out of puddles deep enough to reach the intake.

Even driving in a hurricane won't put enough water into your intake to stall it, much less hydrolock UNLESS you hunt for puddles.
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This a SLP CAI for a 99-02 Camaro or Firebird:



This is where it goes(it scavenges air out of a high pressure area in front othe radiator:



This is a Fast Toys Upgrade for the SLP CAI that makes it Ram Air. They include a block off plate now to prevent water ingestion in foul weather due to problems encountered with an earlier kit that people were hydrolocking their engines with. It would channel the water right into the intake.

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But you wouldn't do that with a STOCK intake, either, right?
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WILL YOUR GETTIN PRETTY EXCITED i still wont do it i'll pass on what ever benfit there is
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You can gain as much or more than a true CAI with water injection.

I'm not trying to convince you to use water injection, I'm telling you that you won't hurt your car buy sucking water into your intake, unless you park in a puddle higher than the CAI.
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