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Old 11-08-2001, 03:18 PM   #1
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intake filter and water.... with a maf... does it matter if the intake filter gets water on it...? i was wondering what everyone else has done when it gets wet..
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Old 11-09-2001, 03:03 PM   #2
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My friend has some type of splash guard thingy on his. I asked and he said "I drive very very very carfully"
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Old 11-10-2001, 11:29 AM   #3
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I have my filter w/ heat shield on my TB. I also have my hood scoop opened. I try to close it before it rains, but have gotten caught in a few HEAVY downpours. I have both driven at slow speeds, high speeds, and was even standing still in these downpours. After pulling over as quickly as I could, I checked the filter and it didn't seem wet at all. I thought those K&N filters (cone or replacement) were supposed to repel most water too.

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Old 11-10-2001, 07:54 PM   #4
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Heh, I had my car taken through a car wash (not by me, of course... ) & my car had a ram-air setup that fed air directly from the scoop. Needless to say, lots of water soaked the filter & went in the TB, but my car still survived. I guess it wasn't enough to hurt, and it could've been bad -- so all I can really say is it mustve sucked in a considerable amount of water (& soap, & wax, & whatever else automated car washes have ) and it's still running fine.

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Old 11-11-2001, 01:20 AM   #5
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I've had (and still do) my passenger side vent open with my air filter directly under it for years. No problems! Whether it's a downpour of rain, a car wash or snow and slush, it didn't matter. The amount of water that gets on the air filter wasn't significant enough to cause even a hiccup in the engine. Hell, in the summer it may have even helped at times if it was hot enough outside (water injection).

If you intake is submerged into water, than I think you have a major concern for engine hydrolock then. Water getting on your filter (even to the point of soaking it) hasn't hurt my engine. I'm assuming it would be the same on your engine too. That's my experience. Take it for what it's worth.

I've had my passenger side hood vent open since 1997. There is a WRX bonnet hood scoop there now, taking in even more water when it rains. No problems!
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Old 11-11-2001, 03:40 AM   #6
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I dont think incriment watter will hurt the engine even if it gets passed the filter
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Old 11-11-2001, 06:38 PM   #7
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Doesn't nitrous boost add lots of cold stuff into the intake system? Nitrogen and oxide could change to water vapor, right? If that is the case, I don't see water will harm the engine that much then. I'm no expert in engine problems and welcome anyone to explain this further.
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Old 11-12-2001, 06:59 AM   #8
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From what I've seen of older hotrods, is if water gets into the engine...it gradually deteriorates the heads and can go as far as cracking them....this leads to blown gaskets, not enough pressure upon combustion and not to mention CRACKED heads.

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Old 11-12-2001, 03:24 PM   #9
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I don't know much about hot rod. Is it possible to turn our 2.5RS into hod rod?
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Old 11-13-2001, 01:25 PM   #10
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so just a wet filter isnt a prob okay. cool went muddin and well the filter got wet.. kinda sucked.
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Old 11-13-2001, 11:24 PM   #11
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Doesn't nitrous boost add lots of cold stuff into the intake system? Nitrogen and oxide could change to water vapor, right? If that is the case, I don't see water will harm the engine that much then. I'm no expert in engine problems and welcome anyone to explain this further.
I don't really think so but I ran a dry kit. H2O is different from N2O. Not really water. But what do I know. Ran it and it came out in a vapor form mixing with the O2.
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Old 11-14-2001, 09:00 AM   #12
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I don't really think so but I ran a dry kit. H2O is different from N2O. Not really water. But what do I know. Ran it and it came out in a vapor form mixing with the O2.
Ok, I guess not then. Let's see. N20 is nitrogen oxide. H20 is
hydrogen oxide. HHmm...O2 is oxygen. Oh my, i'm not pretty good in science. Is there a sciene head in here?
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Old 11-14-2001, 07:11 PM   #13
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There is one guy on here who just graduated with a masters in physics or somthing. Think his name has 'dogg in there somewhere I think. Me+Science= explosion.
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