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joebelin Apr 11, 7:26pm - #151588 

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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.
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Vampyre Apr 11, 7:33pm - #151589 

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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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VSGTS14 Apr 11, 7:34pm - #151590 

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just as long as you don't fly through HUGE puddles...

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DaBigTickett Apr 11, 8:27pm - #151591 

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NO PROBLEM IF YOU DRIVE SAFEYLLLYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wave
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hephaestus Apr 11, 8:33pm - #151592 
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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.
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eric_h Apr 12, 12:32am - #151593 

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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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5280vvti Apr 12, 1:29am - #151594 

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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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xXMaGNuSXx Apr 12, 2:16am - #151595 
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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:

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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.
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CeLlYgT04 Apr 12, 2:43am - #151596 

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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
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OBi3 Apr 12, 2:48am - #151597 

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

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5280vvti Apr 12, 2:54am - #151598 

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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.
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OBi3 Apr 12, 2:57am - #151599 

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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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LostAngel Apr 12, 3:20am - #151600 
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You will be fine as long as you dont go through deep water like a bat out of hell.
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VSGTS14 Apr 12, 3:32am - #151601 

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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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Rocketman Apr 12, 4:30am - #151602 

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Unless you are driving through lakes there should be no problem! thumbsup
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Elec-FuYu Apr 12, 4:32am - #151603 
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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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Erick Apr 12, 7:17am - #151604 

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sounds great.. i was actuallying wondering the same thing thumbsup

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BReakinDrifTs Apr 12, 9:07am - #151605 
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^^ like everyone said , dont worry about it just be carefull in wet conditions smile
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eric_h Apr 12, 3:42pm - #151606 

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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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Erick Apr 12, 5:52pm - #151607 

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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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