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FloydianSlip6 Jan 3, 5:35pm - #364327 

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question about car washes...

so now that I have a CAI I never really thought about taking it through a car wash, you know they kind where you "drive through". What do you all think??
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racergts03 Jan 3, 5:54pm - #364328 

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I have an AEM CAI, and I've used automatic car washes on a regular basis. I make sure to shut the car off while being washed to avoid any possible suction through the Intake. I think a carwash would be about the same as the water accumulated while driving in the rain. So far, no problems.
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VSGTS14 Jan 3, 8:26pm - #364329 

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you shouldn't even go through a car wash if you want to take care of your paint

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Eman Jan 3, 8:32pm - #364330 

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i wouldnt take it anyways, id go to a hand wash and get some animal skin to dry off the car with. not sure what your question is, are you worried about water soking up?

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FloydianSlip6 Jan 3, 8:53pm - #364331 

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I've only used an automatic car wash once, I was just wondering if it has ever caused a problem with water accumulation on the air Intake. Today was car washing day and it got me to thinking about the use of automatic car washes when someone has a CAI, I know when I'm hand washing I worry about spraying my wheel well.

I prefer hand washing as well thumbsup
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Eman Jan 3, 9:02pm - #364332 

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only problem i see is if ther ewas a flood inside the wash lol and the water was couple inches off the ground enough to for the tip of the CAI to dip in the water then it would be, otherwise i no should be fine thumbsup i think some even turn off the car when its going through the wash.

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TATFREAK Jan 3, 11:35pm - #364333 

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yeah i have never taken my car to a car wash i always do it myself i dont trust anyone to do it and besides i like getting wet with her rofl rofl
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sickcelica696 Jan 3, 11:55pm - #364334 
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Turn it off and your fine, the auto washes here clean the bottom of your car when you go through, and for people like me with no engine plastics to cover the Intake...this would pose a huge threat...but its solved by just turning that car off
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SLVCELI Jan 4, 12:18am - #364335 
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Originally Posted by sickcelica696
Turn it off and your fine, the auto washes here clean the bottom of your car when you go through, and for people like me with no engine plastics to cover the intake...this would pose a huge threat...but its solved by just turning that car off


Cover that shit up. Did you hear about lucky?

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FloydianSlip6 Jan 4, 12:21am - #364336 

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^ now you're following my train of thought
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SnowFire Jan 4, 2:13am - #364337 

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ok, whats CAI? ive asked this before, but nobody answered wave
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JettaMan Jan 4, 2:24am - #364338 

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Cold Air Intake... the kind that sticks in your fender and pulls "cold air" from outside the engine bay

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RookieGTS Jan 4, 3:36am - #364339 

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hmm yeah, just shut off the car while you roll through because the carwash pushes you forward anyway.
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