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Old November 15th, 2004, 05:34 PM   #1
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Exclamation CAI + washing car = concerns?

I got a AEM v2 CAI and it looks like the filter is at the bottom left air duct, perfect to suck in cold air. However, if I were to wash my car and water would get in there...would that be bad? I konw that if ur car gets submerged into water, then that's really bad...
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Old November 15th, 2004, 07:17 PM   #2
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I got a AEM v2 CAI and it looks like the filter is at the bottom left air duct, perfect to suck in cold air. However, if I were to wash my car and water would get in there...would that be bad? I konw that if ur car gets submerged into water, then that's really bad...

You figured out a potentially fatal problem that the engineers at AEM overlooked, washing your car!!

I recomend that you never wash your car again, or even allow it to get wet!!
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Old November 15th, 2004, 07:19 PM   #3
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Old November 15th, 2004, 08:04 PM   #4
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damn stop fcuking with him. Its a valid question, hes just concerned about his car. aquadi you should be alright as long as you dont submerge your car its not dangerous.
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Old November 15th, 2004, 08:07 PM   #5
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lol its fine to wash your car. Any droplets of water that ARE sucked up are burnt off and evaporated well before they could cause any damage. If your filter is submerged for some strange reason, however, your car will hydrolock
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Old November 15th, 2004, 09:14 PM   #6
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lmfao ... thats funny, you will be fine man... LOL
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Old November 15th, 2004, 10:46 PM   #7
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If your filter has been submerged.....then you MUST realize that you are in a flooded area/road. That can't be good, can it?

It's a well designed product, so stop worrying about puddles of water. I don't even think any of the members in FL got hydrolocked through 5 hurricanes. That tells you something. Don't drive on flooded roads

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Old November 16th, 2004, 12:15 AM   #8
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thats messed up guys...im a noob. thanks for the clarification ya'll.
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Old November 16th, 2004, 12:19 AM   #9
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i have v2 and wash my car, never had a problem.. if your concerned, dont shoot the water directly at the filter area...

but you should be careful of hydrolocking your car during floods.. i was lucky enough to be in norcal (sacramento) to see it rain, and it didnt look good at all.... just be careful... if there a huge ass puddle, let your car cruise by, but dont gas it.. cruise through it..

if the whole region is flooded, dont even bother starting your car cuz your gonna be assed out...
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Old November 16th, 2004, 07:22 AM   #10
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thats messed up guys...im a noob. thanks for the clarification ya'll.
Have a sense of humor We're all just joshing you. If you run a search on "hydrolock" you'll find tons of threads that talk about this as well.

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Old November 16th, 2004, 08:17 PM   #11
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coo tight guys...i dont think im in a flooded area too. I'm also from norcal (santa rosa). change subject...for the coupe, 18" or 19"?
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Heres the only proof you need. Has anyone here at all ANYONE hydrolocked period, i think not. Anyone at all??????
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Old November 24th, 2004, 10:06 AM   #13
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coo tight guys...i dont think im in a flooded area too. I'm also from norcal (santa rosa). change subject...for the coupe, 18" or 19"?

19 or 20 should be the right question........

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Old November 24th, 2004, 11:35 AM   #14
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i hate how the 18s look tiny on our 7gens
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Old November 24th, 2004, 01:05 PM   #15
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Have a sense of humor We're all just joshing you. If you run a search on "hydrolock" you'll find tons of threads that talk about this as well.

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I have a V2 and have had no problems. I live in south florida where it rains every day during the summer and even has most of the splash guard from underneath my car removed. I have washed it tons of times as well and those drive thru washes and have had no problems.
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Old November 24th, 2004, 10:58 PM   #16
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I was washing my engine while it was running and ... oh s***

LOL

Just kidding. Never have had a problem washing with the CAI.
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