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blacky1.8T

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So i have cold air intake on my car for a while and have been enjoying it. It is reaching down behind the bumper breathing cold air and it makes good noise. Now my concern is, during the long rainy season in Vancouver, it will get wet for sure. Is there any way to prevent it from getting wet? Or should I just forget about having a cold air intake. Suggestions please. :(

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Re: How to keep cold air intake from getting wet during the rain season?
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2008, 01:59:58 AM »
don't drive with your hood open.
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Re: How to keep cold air intake from getting wet during the rain season?
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2008, 07:01:14 AM »
unless you plan on submerging your car and the intake and hitting WOT in the process you will be fine.

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Re: How to keep cold air intake from getting wet during the rain season?
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2008, 07:47:56 AM »
You'll be fine.

Just avoid deep water on the intake side of the car, but like Rondal suggested, you really don't need to worry unless you plan on submerging the car. You could always just take it off for the winter if you're really concerned.

I have a K&N filter bag over my air filter to block out a little more water.
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88Clipper

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Re: How to keep cold air intake from getting wet during the rain season?
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2008, 08:39:23 AM »
I have a K&N filter bag over my air filter to block out a little more water.

Great investment! Plus it will double the life of your filter.  :thumbup:

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Re: How to keep cold air intake from getting wet during the rain season?
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2008, 08:49:11 AM »
the only problem i had with my scirocco's CAI was when it was snowing and the filter turned into a snowball
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Re: How to keep cold air intake from getting wet during the rain season?
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2008, 10:02:40 AM »
Get an AEM bypass valve, that will catch any water going through your intake.

They are like $50 at Lordco.

I lasted 31 seconds.

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Re: How to keep cold air intake from getting wet during the rain season?
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2008, 10:48:33 AM »
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blacky1.8T

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Re: How to keep cold air intake from getting wet during the rain season?
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2008, 11:19:17 AM »
Thanks guys. So looks like as long as i don't drive into a pond i will be fine. But doesn't the filter get splashed with water since its so close to the ground and effect its performance?

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Re: How to keep cold air intake from getting wet during the rain season?
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2008, 11:26:15 AM »
if you're using a k&n (of something similar), the oil in the filter should repel the small amount of splashes that get up there. just avoid really, really deep puddles and/or lakes.

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Re: How to keep cold air intake from getting wet during the rain season?
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2008, 11:43:39 AM »
The only thing you may want to do is clean your filter a little more often and make sure its properly oiled.  DO NOT OVER OIL IT THO!!!
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Re: How to keep cold air intake from getting wet during the rain season?
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2008, 12:09:42 PM »
  DO NOT OVER OIL IT THO!!!
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Re: How to keep cold air intake from getting wet during the rain season?
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2008, 12:11:43 PM »
Fuck me…. People still buy cold air intakes? :wall: What the fuck for? Seriously, unless you plan on dragging a ¼ mile against another car, might I suggest jus going with a panel filter in a regular air box?
If you do happen to own a 1.8T Golf, then having a CAI is going to do nothing for you. If you really want cold air charge, then put a big assed intercooler on your car. Putting a CAI without an inter-cooler is like putting a rubber on after you jacked off on the girlfriends ass….
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Re: How to keep cold air intake from getting wet during the rain season?
« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2008, 12:13:34 PM »
Putting a CAI without an inter-cooler is like putting a rubber on after you jacked off on the girlfriends ass….

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Re: How to keep cold air intake from getting wet during the rain season?
« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2008, 12:17:10 PM »
Fuck me…. People still buy cold air intakes? :wall: What the fuck for? Seriously, unless you plan on dragging a ¼ mile against another car, might I suggest jus going with a panel filter in a regular air box?
If you do happen to own a 1.8T Golf, then having a CAI is going to do nothing for you. If you really want cold air charge, then put a big assed intercooler on your car. Putting a CAI without an inter-cooler is like putting a rubber on after you jacked off on the girlfriends ass….


come on...its still 2002 right?  CAI is still considered a 10whp mod...15whp IF you add the K&N sticker.

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Re: How to keep cold air intake from getting wet during the rain season?
« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2008, 12:51:44 PM »
come on...its still 2002 right?  CAI is still considered a 10whp mod...15whp IF you add the K&N sticker.

If it is -15 degrees out side.....  :thumbup:
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88Clipper

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Re: How to keep cold air intake from getting wet during the rain season?
« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2008, 12:53:20 PM »
Of course. That's why they dyno test CAI's at the North Pole.

 


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