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Using a CAI in winter #11980 Apr 14, 6:47am Apr 14, 6:47am
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Using a CAI in winter
I am considering putting an Injen CAI in my 2002 gt. I drive my car in the winter, (-10c to -20c), would a CAI be a bad idea?

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Re: Using a CAI in winter [Re: 7th_gen_celica] #11981 Apr 14, 11:00pm Apr 14, 11:00pm
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I can't think of any problems you'd have. Except if it rains a lot. If it does rain a lot, get a bypass valve. I think they come with bypass valves anyway.


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Re: Using a CAI in winter [Re: SuperCharged] #11982 Apr 14, 3:13pm Apr 14, 3:13pm
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No such thing as air "too cold"?


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Re: Using a CAI in winter [Re: 7th_gen_celica] #11983 Apr 14, 6:12pm Apr 14, 6:12pm
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I've driven mine through some hard rain storms and snow storms with no problems. However, the bypass valve does not work on celicas. So do not buy one. Huge waste of money.

Re: Using a CAI in winter [Re: wgaughan] #11984 Apr 14, 6:35pm Apr 14, 6:35pm
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HEHE.. the talk of hyrdrolocking ALWAYS cracks me up.. the only way to hyrdrolock a CAI is to DRIVE THROUGH A HUGE DEEP ASS RIVER. You have to totally submerge the Intake for it to suck up water. RAIN has nothing to do with it (unless you are talking about flooding, and even then just don't drive in over a foot of water, even guys with factory Intakes can end up hydrolocked when you sink your car in a lake).

I live in vancouver BC, home of team celica (and a SHITLOAD of rain, seriously it rains everyday here, like seattle), and there are about 150 guys with dropped celicas with CAIs, not 1 of them has ended up with hydrolock. This whole fear over hyrdrolocking is something cooked up by guys trying to sell short rams. There is nothing to worry about, just dont dunk your front end under water and step on the gas.

and BTW.. CAIs will perform better in winter (or the same depending on who you talk to), .. no worries.

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FXMAN, tooke the words right out of my mouth, I agree 100%.

Re: Using a CAI in winter [Re: Grand-Touring-Dan] #11986 Apr 14, 10:17pm Apr 14, 10:17pm
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You should be able to put a Cold Air Intake, and no you can't have air "too cold". I have a friend here in Moncton who has a Injen C.A.I. and never had a problem. We get lots of water on the roads in spring time. Of course once you put it on try to avoid deep puddles and reving your engine in those puddles as much as possible. Like other people have said you have to have your entire C.A.I submerged for hydrolock

Re: Using a CAI in winter [Re: edge202] #11987 Apr 15, 3:49am Apr 15, 3:49am
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Thanks, exactly the info I was looking for.

Glenn


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Re: Using a CAI in winter [Re: 7th_gen_celica] #11988 Apr 15, 10:47am Apr 15, 10:47am
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That makes me feel better about driving my Celi in the rain. smile


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I just cleaned my COI filter off. Damn, you should see the mound of dirt that came out. I didn't wash it, I just banged it against the ground a few times. I think Filters are only like 15-25 bucks, so I'll just buy another one.


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Re: Using a CAI in winter [Re: supra_celica] #11990 Apr 15, 12:04pm Apr 15, 12:04pm
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at first i was worried about the vents in the wheel lineing. the CAI sits right behind them and the tire flings water and mud right threw them and on the filter. still i have driven my car threw rain and snow for 2 years now and have had no problems. thumbsup


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Originally posted by FX-MAN:
HEHE.. the talk of hyrdrolocking ALWAYS cracks me up.. the only way to hyrdrolock a CAI is to DRIVE THROUGH A HUGE DEEP ASS RIVER. You have to totally submerge the Intake for it to suck up water. RAIN has nothing to do with it (unless you are talking about flooding, and even then just don't drive in over a foot of water, even guys with factory Intakes can end up hydrolocked when you sink your car in a lake).

I live in vancouver BC, home of team celica (and a SHITLOAD of rain, seriously it rains everyday here, like seattle), and there are about 150 guys with dropped celicas with CAIs, not 1 of them has ended up with hydrolock. This whole fear over hyrdrolocking is something cooked up by guys trying to sell short rams. There is nothing to worry about, just dont dunk your front end under water and step on the gas.
thats NOT true! my friend hydrolocked his integra because of his CAI and we live in texas and it doesnt exactly pour in texas. it was just regular rain.

Re: Using a CAI in winter [Re: eNinja] #11992 Apr 15, 1:06pm Apr 15, 1:06pm
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Man my friend's got a focus with a CAI. We jsut got a shit load of snow, and the filter was covered with water, slush, snow... except for one strip ( I gues I would call it) and he had no problems.

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