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Sep 12, 12:46pm - #273157 
ran over a BIG puddle of water and...

...nothing happened.
i have an Injen Cold Air Intake and i still fail to see how ppl hydrolock their car. between the hieght of the Intake from the ground and the underplastics how is it possible without driving through a river idunno


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Sep 12, 12:49pm - #273158 
that is good to hear... bout how big is the puddle? spineyes


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Sep 12, 12:52pm - #273159 
not that i go looking for puddles to run over but i say enough to make me hydro plain a little
dont get me wrong, i was scared as f... but you have to hit a REALLY big puddle


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Sep 12, 12:54pm - #273160 
yup everyone says that but people still question if you are going to hydrolock

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Sep 12, 1:03pm - #273161 
lol

i found out like 2 weeks ago that my AEM CAI is around the height of the half part of the front lisence plate. which is pretty high.

from that day on i never worry about hydrolocking.


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Sep 12, 2:49pm - #273162 
Hey, its only a motor, no biggie. smile

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Sep 12, 9:05pm - #273163 
^^^That's how I think. I know you're joking, but my engine is 80,000 miles old and a brand new one is at say $6,000 would make me sell my car. Thats's good news. I have yet to blow my engine due to my CAI and the 5 inches of snow, torrential downpours, and the torrential hurricane like weather that I plowed through at 80+ MPH on the highway passing cars like they were standing still and hitting lift. The myth of hydrolock has to end it won't happen unless you are realy a moron.

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Sep 12, 10:06pm - #273164 
Tell that to the people who hydrolocked their motors going though small puddles. Water will not behave predictably all the time. A certain speed in a certain way could be all it takes.

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Sep 12, 10:58pm - #273165 
Originally Posted by Haulin_A_Doo
Tell that to the people who hydrolocked their motors going though small puddles. Water will not behave predictably all the time. A certain speed in a certain way could be all it takes.
There is a huge difference in hydrolocking your engine, and sucking water into the Intake.


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Sep 12, 11:39pm - #273166 
im stupid so im asking a newb question..wat is hydrolocking? ..i have an idea but..


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Sep 13, 5:40am - #273167 
Originally Posted by AznKhaos
im stupid so im asking a newb question..wat is hydrolocking? ..i have an idea but..


Hydrolocking your motor is when you suck water into your Intake in sufficient quantity (probably a tablespoon or two) to cause your engine to stop dead. You cannot compress water. This causes massive engine damage.

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Sep 13, 2:57pm - #273168 
I also don't have a bypass valve and I have been through some BIG puddles. I've even cleaned my engine and never covered my CAI. I guess I have the best luck in the world or somethin spineyes

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Sep 13, 3:02pm - #273169 
last time i cleaned my engine i had a problem with my stupid belt thumbsdown

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Sep 13, 3:03pm - #273170 
Originally Posted by AznKhaos
im stupid so im asking a newb question..wat is hydrolocking? ..i have an idea but..


like pissing in someones gastank

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Sep 14, 12:42am - #273171 
^^^haha nice illistration..thx for help


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Sep 14, 12:48am - #273172 
Does it have any chance to suck any bit of water so that over the years the water build up and will mess up the engine?

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Sep 14, 7:22am - #273173 
how effective is a splash guard and a by pass valve? confused


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Sep 14, 8:15am - #273174 
Originally Posted by amtemp
Does it have any chance to suck any bit of water so that over the years the water build up and will mess up the engine?


No, its a sudden event. Small quantities of water will simply evapourate, the motor is hot & combustion will continue.

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Sep 14, 8:16am - #273175 
Originally Posted by RookieGTS
last time i cleaned my engine i had a problem with my stupid belt thumbsdown


You probably dislodged some grease or oil & it ended up on the belt. Or you just just got it wet & it squealed for a bit. That's pretty normal.

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Sep 14, 8:40am - #273176 
One time i had to go through a huge puddle of water there was no way to avoid it and it killed my car, it just shut off.eek but then i just started her back up and drove out of it. I think what happened was that the CAI was submerged in water but the motor could tell it wasnt getting air so it just killed it. confused
But no damage was done thankfully.


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