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Any problems with a cold air intake on a Celica when it rains? #151588 Apr 11, 12:26pm Apr 11, 12:26pm
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Any problems with a cold air intake on a Celica when it rains?
I currently have a 01 Celica GTS. From everyone's similar experience, I was wondering if driving my Celica in the rain with a Injen Cold Air Intake is ok without doing any damage to the engine? Just to let you all know, it doesn't flood over here in Clarksville like it does in California and florida.

Re: Any problems with a cold air intake on a Celica when it rains? [Re: joebelin] #151589 Apr 11, 12:33pm Apr 11, 12:33pm
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It should be fine, if it rains really hard then maybe it is not a good idea, but otherwise just puddles are something to worry about.. and since you said you have no puddles then no worries.


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Re: Any problems with a cold air intake on a Celica when it rain [Re: joebelin] #151590 Apr 11, 12:34pm Apr 11, 12:34pm
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just as long as you don't fly through HUGE puddles...


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Re: Any problems with a cold air intake on a Celica when it rain [Re: VSGTS14] #151591 Apr 11, 1:27pm Apr 11, 1:27pm
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Re: Any problems with a cold air intake on a Celica when it rain [Re: DaBigTickett] #151592 Apr 11, 1:33pm Apr 11, 1:33pm
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I haul ass through the rain. Never any problems. Just don't mistake your Celica for a boat and take it out on a lake. You'll be fine.

Re: Any problems with a cold air intake on a Celica when it rains? [Re: joebelin] #151593 Apr 11, 5:32pm Apr 11, 5:32pm
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idk about you guys but my Air Filter is about 8 inches from the ground and im lowered, so i think youll be fine unless you submerge it completely


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Re: Any problems with a cold air intake on a Celica when it rains? [Re: joebelin] #151594 Apr 11, 6:29pm Apr 11, 6:29pm
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I've been through very heavy rain and never had any problems with it.

I heard this analogy a long time ago. Think of your CAI as a straw. If its barely touching the drink barely anything is going to come up. Only when the straw is completely submerged will it flood the straw.

If you're still worried get on of these:

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^ K&N Drycharger. It just fits over your Air Filter, works great thumbsup

Re: Any problems with a cold air intake on a Celica when it rains? [Re: 5280vvti] #151595 Apr 11, 7:16pm Apr 11, 7:16pm
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Originally Posted by 5280vvti

I've been through very heavy rain and never had any problems with it.

I heard this analogy a long time ago. Think of your CAI as a straw. If its barely touching the drink barely anything is going to come up. Only when the straw is completely submerged will it flood the straw.

If you're still worried get on of these:

Linked Image

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^ K&N Drycharger. It just fits over your Air Filter, works great thumbsup


I have one of those on my Typhoon CAI. It'll still allow water through if its submerged.

Re: Any problems with a cold air intake on a Celica when it rains? [Re: joebelin] #151596 Apr 11, 7:43pm Apr 11, 7:43pm
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Oh shit...Not this again cry

Alright...As long as you don't drive through any big ass puddle of water, such as a lake,ocean,pond,river,stream, or some other shit...You're FINE! grin

Re: Any problems with a cold air intake on a Celica when it rains? [Re: joebelin] #151597 Apr 11, 7:48pm Apr 11, 7:48pm
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Why not just get a bypass valve if you are afraid of damaging your engine? confused


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Re: Any problems with a cold air intake on a Celica when it rains? [Re: OBi3] #151598 Apr 11, 7:54pm Apr 11, 7:54pm
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Originally Posted by OBi3

Why not just get a bypass valve if you are afraid of damaging your engine? confused


Bypass valve doesn't work on 7th gen Celicas

There's really nothing to worry about! Look in installs and there's a kind of plastic that you can attach to the inside of the wheel well liner so that nothing will get through the holes. The filter sits high enough, and concealed enough to be safe.

Re: Any problems with a cold air intake on a Celica when it rains? [Re: 5280vvti] #151599 Apr 11, 7:57pm Apr 11, 7:57pm
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Sorry...just going by what I knew from when I owned my civic...I get my CAI next week!! grin thumbsup

Originally Posted by 5280vvti
Originally Posted by OBi3
Why not just get a bypass valve if you are afraid of damaging your engine? confused


Bypass valve doesn't work on 7th gen Celicas



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Re: Any problems with a cold air intake on a Celica when it rains? [Re: joebelin] #151600 Apr 11, 8:20pm Apr 11, 8:20pm
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You will be fine as long as you dont go through deep water like a bat out of hell.

Re: Any problems with a cold air intake on a Celica when it rain [Re: 5280vvti] #151601 Apr 11, 8:32pm Apr 11, 8:32pm
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Originally Posted by 5280vvti

I've been through very heavy rain and never had any problems with it.

I heard this analogy a long time ago. Think of your CAI as a straw. If its barely touching the drink barely anything is going to come up. Only when the straw is completely submerged will it flood the straw.

If you're still worried get on of these:

Linked Image

Linked Image

Linked Image

^ K&N Drycharger. It just fits over your Air Filter, works great thumbsup


yea, i love those...i had it on my K&N filter on my quad. thumbsup


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Re: Any problems with a cold air intake on a Celica when it rains? [Re: joebelin] #151602 Apr 11, 9:30pm Apr 11, 9:30pm
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Unless you are driving through lakes there should be no problem! thumbsup

Re: Any problems with a cold air intake on a Celica when it rains? [Re: joebelin] #151603 Apr 11, 9:32pm Apr 11, 9:32pm
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ur engine will be fine with CAI even if you drive 200km/h in heavy rain...

but will ur tires grip...idk about that~ lol!!!!


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Re: Any problems with a cold air intake on a Celica when it rains? [Re: joebelin] #151604 Apr 12, 12:17am Apr 12, 12:17am
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sounds great.. i was actuallying wondering the same thing thumbsup


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Re: Any problems with a cold air intake on a Celica when it rains? [Re: joebelin] #151605 Apr 12, 2:07am Apr 12, 2:07am
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^^ like everyone said , dont worry about it just be carefull in wet conditions smile

Re: Any problems with a cold air intake on a Celica when it rains? [Re: 5280vvti] #151606 Apr 12, 8:42am Apr 12, 8:42am
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Originally Posted by 5280vvti
Originally Posted by OBi3
Why not just get a bypass valve if you are afraid of damaging your engine? confused


Bypass valve doesn't work on 7th gen Celicas

There's really nothing to worry about! Look in installs and there's a kind of plastic that you can attach to the inside of the wheel well liner so that nothing will get through the holes. The filter sits high enough, and concealed enough to be safe.


i just taped over the holes in mine right in front of the filter, that will keep mass amounts of water out from the wheels


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Re: Any problems with a cold air intake on a Celica when it rains? [Re: joebelin] #151607 Apr 12, 10:52am Apr 12, 10:52am
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^^great Idea..I was thinking it would probably be better to cover that out..as only dirt from the wheels might get in. tongue


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