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question about car washes... #364327 Jan 3, 10:35am Jan 3, 10:35am
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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??

Re: question about car washes... [Re: FloydianSlip6] #364328 Jan 3, 10:54am Jan 3, 10:54am
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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.

Re: question about car washes... [Re: racergts03] #364329 Jan 3, 1:26pm Jan 3, 1:26pm
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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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Re: question about car washes... [Re: VSGTS14] #364330 Jan 3, 1:32pm Jan 3, 1:32pm
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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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Re: question about car washes... [Re: Eman] #364331 Jan 3, 1:53pm Jan 3, 1:53pm
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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

Re: question about car washes... [Re: FloydianSlip6] #364332 Jan 3, 2:02pm Jan 3, 2:02pm
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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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Re: question about car washes... [Re: Eman] #364333 Jan 3, 4:35pm Jan 3, 4:35pm
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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

Re: question about car washes... [Re: TATFREAK] #364334 Jan 3, 4:55pm Jan 3, 4:55pm
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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

Re: question about car washes... [Re: sickcelica696] #364335 Jan 3, 5:18pm Jan 3, 5:18pm
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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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Re: question about car washes... [Re: SLVCELI] #364336 Jan 3, 5:21pm Jan 3, 5:21pm
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^ now you're following my train of thought

Re: question about car washes... [Re: FloydianSlip6] #364337 Jan 3, 7:13pm Jan 3, 7:13pm
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ok, whats CAI? ive asked this before, but nobody answered wave

Re: question about car washes... [Re: SnowFire] #364338 Jan 3, 7:24pm Jan 3, 7:24pm
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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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Re: question about car washes... [Re: JettaMan] #364339 Jan 3, 8:36pm Jan 3, 8:36pm
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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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