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jl2fast4u
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jl2fast4u Jan 10, 1:56am - #369838 
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I just freaked out driving home from work tonight.

I've heard about hydrolocking but never really thought anything of it until tonight. I have an AEM CAI and when I left work it was pouring down rain and there were puddles everywhere.

I was really scared and at one point I was at a stop light and I heard this really weird noise coming from my engine and then it sounded like it was going to stall so I shut it off. Then I turned it back on and thankfully it sounded normal again.

It usually takes me 10 minutes to get home, but tonight it was more like 35-40. spineyes

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RookieGTS Jan 10, 2:13am - #369839 

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you have a GTS right?
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DSGB4LYF23 Jan 10, 3:00am - #369840 

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Get a bypass Valve... No more fear thumbsup
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BigTony Jan 10, 3:01am - #369841 

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When i drive in the rain, i throw the car into neutral when im going over big puddles...other than that i keep my rpms under 3k when i drive in the rain and im fine

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eric_h Jan 10, 3:06am - #369842 

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same here it was rainging last night and i was just thinking about lucky hydrolocking and got nervous but i just kept her under 3000 and made it home fine

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DSGB4LYF23
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DSGB4LYF23 Jan 10, 3:16am - #369843 

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Originally Posted by BigTony
When i drive in the rain, i throw the car into neutral when im going over big puddles...other than that i keep my rpms under 3k when i drive in the rain and im fine


Thats too much work... Just checkthe link...
http://www.sportcompactcarweb.com/tech/0104scc_tested/
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SnowFire
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SnowFire Jan 10, 3:25am - #369844 

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whys the cia under the car?
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GoHorns Jan 10, 3:31am - #369845 
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i think it is showing how the bypass value works for the AEM CAI. By not sucking up the water. Correct me if i am wrong.
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Pissprinkler Jan 10, 3:32am - #369846 

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I heard that the bypass valve has its cons too since it drains a little hp.
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SnowFire Jan 10, 4:08am - #369847 

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ok, now i finally know what a CAI is! woohoo! and i think, if you were really worried about hydrolock, a couple less horses wont bother you. its much better than losing your engine wave
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g96818 Jan 10, 5:06am - #369848 

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where can you get a bypass valve?
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celicafourotwo Jan 10, 5:35am - #369849 

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ebay have them..

Originally Posted by pesho01
Question:
Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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Pissprinkler Jan 10, 10:16pm - #369850 

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so does the ecelica store
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ASheva10 Jan 11, 4:11am - #369851 

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Originally Posted by BigTony
When i drive in the rain, i throw the car into neutral when im going over big puddles...other than that i keep my rpms under 3k when i drive in the rain and im fine


That's no help at all, even the car is motionless and in neutral the engine is still sucking up air, what makes you think throwing the car into neutral while moving will stop the engine from sucking up air, along with water in this case.

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DSGB4LYF23 Jan 11, 4:19am - #369852 

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Originally Posted by GoHorns
i think it is showing how the bypass value works for the aem cai. By not sucking up the water. Correct me if i am wrong.


U are correct.. I seen that picture on a poster.. Coolest thing I have ever seen. The CAI was in a fish tank fill of water and The car was running... U can see the water spilling out of the bypass valve as the car was running. The way those work is, the air that is passing through the CAI is sucked in along the sides of the walls of the CAI so thats the route that the water will follow. Once the water reaches the Bypass valve, it spills through, leaving the air flowing through. Pretty cool. thumbsup
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RookieGTS Jan 11, 6:28am - #369853 

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the bypass valve really doesnt help anyway. it will still suck in water no matter what. Just be careful and use common sense.
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celicadragon Jan 11, 8:44pm - #369854 

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i heard that those bypass valves had some issues with falling aprt ans sucking things in

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crespo_h69 Jan 12, 12:32am - #369855 
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Originally Posted by jl2fast4u
I've heard about hydrolocking but never really thought anything of it until tonight. I have an AEM CAI and when I left work it was pouring down rain and there were puddles everywhere.

I was really scared and at one point I was at a stop light and I heard this really weird noise coming from my engine and then it sounded like it was going to stall so I shut it off. Then I turned it back on and thankfully it sounded normal again.

It usually takes me 10 minutes to get home, but tonight it was more like 35-40. spineyes


Hope nothing bad happend afterwards, I got scared too but it was because of this noise that was coming from my engine, it was just my belt thing though (what's it called?) that got wet. Also, this stuff can only happend with cars with CAI's right?

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xcivickillerx Jan 12, 12:47am - #369856 

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Originally Posted by crespo_h69
Originally Posted by jl2fast4u
I've heard about hydrolocking but never really thought anything of it until tonight. I have an AEM CAI and when I left work it was pouring down rain and there were puddles everywhere.

I was really scared and at one point I was at a stop light and I heard this really weird noise coming from my engine and then it sounded like it was going to stall so I shut it off. Then I turned it back on and thankfully it sounded normal again.

It usually takes me 10 minutes to get home, but tonight it was more like 35-40. spineyes


Hope nothing bad happend afterwards, I got scared too but it was because of this noise that was coming from my engine, it was just my belt thing though (what's it called?) that got wet. Also, this stuff can only happend with cars with CAI's right?
I guess if drove into a lake it could happen without a CAI...
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