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Pnoy Sep 29, 9:41pm - #287512 
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washing your car with CAI installed

Anybody have any tips on how to avoid getting the water into the CAI filter during car wash? I know about the fender wall that you can create but I don't have the time to build one and my car really needs a bath.
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ct Sep 29, 10:14pm - #287513 

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you don't have time to duct tape the holes in your fender?? confusedi can only see it being damaging if you have the car on while you spray the actual filter itself with the hose...but only a dummass trying to purposely destroy his car would do that. rofl rofl

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RedSunCelica Sep 30, 12:48am - #287514 

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nothing will happen.

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RookieGTS Sep 30, 12:54am - #287515 

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Yeah i worry too when i wash my celly cause i have a CAI, i just dont intentionally spay at CAI Air Filter and im ok with it grin I must admit though when i first washed it with CAI on i was hella worried but im used to it.
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Happy Birthday Erick Sep 30, 12:58am - #287516 

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^^ yah same here.. just avoid hosing the wheel well happywink

its not too hard to do the Fender Wall Liner

https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_154546_0_collapsed_2__1.html

pop out the plastics.. cut some two liter soda up.. and bam... bam...stick it on with the silicon i used in the write up and ur set thumbsup well wait a day so its fully cured happywink tasty

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sickcelica696 Sep 30, 1:32am - #287517 
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you shouldnt need to spray is that hard on the inner side of the fender,ive never needed so since ive been washing my car...plus theres no chance of hydrolock since i know thats what your referring to. I use my pressure washer and still blast the hell out of my front bumper to get those dead bugs off, no damage done to the Intake or engine, the only way a slight problem would happen is if you washed the car with the engine running...then it could suck water in
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ragingpaseo Sep 30, 2:00am - #287518 
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get the Injen splash guard/heat shield, duct tape the wheel well plastic...
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Elec-FuYu Sep 30, 2:07am - #287519 
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IT DOEST MATTER. the water wont get in. lol
unless you like to rev ur car while washing.

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My Sixth Gear Sep 30, 3:02am - #287520 
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nothing will happen when the car is off or on, unless you start spraying ur filter with the hose while revving

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eric_h Sep 30, 3:09am - #287521 

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Originally Posted by Elec-FuYu
IT DOEST MATTER. the water wont get in. lol
unless you like to rev ur car while washing.



couldnt have put it better, i always get a little spray on it purposely to wash some shit off of it but it never will keep water in it long enough anyways the water runs out spineyes

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Miketrd Sep 30, 3:10am - #287522 
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who in the hell, wash the car with the engine on????
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eric_h Sep 30, 3:16am - #287523 

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Originally Posted by Miketrd
who in the hell, wash the car with the engine on????


another good point

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Mizery_Machine Sep 30, 3:32am - #287524 
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I just washed my ride today. No problems with my CAI.

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Pnoy Sep 30, 4:27am - #287525 
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I see... smile well I just got my car wash today and I was kinda worried of the small droplets that hit the filter. I let the car dry under the sun hopefully those water drops evaporated. Thanks for the input... thumbsup
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Zero Sep 30, 5:14am - #287526 

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Originally Posted by eric_h
Originally Posted by Miketrd
who in the hell, wash the car with the engine on????


another good point


unless your at an automated drive thru car-wash .

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RookieGTS Sep 30, 5:45am - #287527 

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ooh no way! go through a drive thru car-wash spineyes your screwed!
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Style Sep 30, 5:46am - #287528 

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Originally Posted by Mizery_Machine
I just washed my ride today. No problems with my CAI.
thumbsup
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Elec-FuYu Sep 30, 5:47am - #287529 
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even with the drive thru car wash, it wont matter either.
well, unless you rev the hell out of ur engine when it is spraying ur car with water. lol

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RookieGTS Sep 30, 5:50am - #287530 

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I still wouldnt recommend going through a drive through car wash lol
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Elec-FuYu Sep 30, 5:52am - #287531 
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^^^ya, it scratches your car's paint. hate it.

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My Sixth Gear Sep 30, 5:52am - #287532 
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i've gone through a drive through wash with my CAI, trust me guys it wont do shit unless its spraying directly into the filter and ur revving the engine

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My Sixth Gear Sep 30, 5:53am - #287533 
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Originally Posted by Elec-FuYu
^^^ya, it scratches your car's paint. hate it.

but yea i dont like drive throughs either, but sometimes have no choice in winter.. handwash is always best thumbsup

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jyboygenius Sep 30, 6:59am - #287534 
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This thread's topic seemed so comical when I first glanced at it. Almost like..."what do I do when I run outta toilet paper". Sorry.

I think the guys have already stated how to go about doing this.

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