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Old 06-25-2013, 05:04 PM   #1
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Hi guys so what are the first thing I should look for if I got a small amount of water inside my engine?

I was cleaning my engine bay with a spray bottle and water inside. Didn't realize I had sprayed on After MAF hose and tried to wipe it dry.

Turned the engine on and took for a short drive. Feels okay, engine sounded normal.
Then I thought of the water that can seep inside/ under the MAF hose.
Am paranoid by now and hair dried whatever I can.

But I'm still worried if that 2 spray of water got sucked in.
What are some symptoms I should look for?

Maybe I am just imagining this being paranoid, but when I punch the gas on 3rd gear the rpm does not go fast enough.

Is there a way to check with Cobb AP?

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Old 06-25-2013, 10:08 PM   #2
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This is neither management or tuning.

Unless you have an intake leak give it a rest.

Wow.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:09 PM   #3
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You should be fine for the most part. Engine bays are more often built to be water-resistant. Think about it, water gets into the engine bay all the time, whether it be from underneath (huge puddle of water) or through the hoodscoop. I wouldn't worry about it. Just drive it around and the heat should easily evaporate anything and everything that is left over. You can always go to Advanced Auto Parts or a similar autoshop and borrow their OBDII scanners if you so please.

But honestly, I wouldn't worry about it
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Old 06-26-2013, 05:49 PM   #4
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Dude...chillax
Some of us actually wash down our engine bays with a garden hose.
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:46 PM   #5
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And others actually spray water into their engine, lol. Reference water/meth injection. Don't worry about it man, turbo heat and combustion would likely take care of it if you stood there with your bottle spraying it right in the intake. It's not a preasure washer, lol....
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:48 PM   #6
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Water in the engine is only a problem when you get so much of it that the piston can't compress and it hydrolocks. This bends rods, breaks pistons, etc. Other than that, there's not much that can happen. Worrying that a little bit of water sprayed on the OUTSIDE of your intake tube from a spray bottle is going to leak in and mess something up is so ridiculous it's laughable. Do you not drive your car in the rain? Open up your hood after driving through a rain storm and see how much of your engine bay is soaked...
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:34 PM   #7
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Lol. Yeah I'm just being silly. Car is fine. All is well.
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