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almost killed my car #428971 Mar 29, 4:45pm Mar 29, 4:45pm
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jav8or OP
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almost killed my car
thats right
sunday night, just finished raining heavily and i was hungry
get to the shopping center parking lot and turn in
before i know it im in about 3 inches of water and its getting deeper
i cant back out and i have no choice but to go forward
i almost get out before i hear the engine give a big chugg and a cel flash
the car never died but it scared the shit outta me
i pull over and shut the car off and notice steam or white smoke coming outta the tailpipe
i start cursing and calling myself a dumbass
i start it up again and it seems fine but when i rev to about 3 grand the engine starts choking
i have to get back home so i limit myself to 3 grand all the way home
once i park the car i rev it again and i get to about 5 grand, i think to myself "its getting better"
i wait til the next morning to start it up and i get to about 5 and half grand
im pissed
i decided to take the Intake off ( Injen cold air ) and low an behold, a decent amount of water comes pouring out
i immediately put the now dry Intake back on and start the car and it revs to 8600 without a problem
so all in all, i shit my pants and i found out that im a dumbass and i will never, ever drive while it is raining or even after it has heavily rained


8600 rpm killer!!!!!!
Re: almost killed my car [Re: jav8or] #428972 Mar 29, 4:51pm Mar 29, 4:51pm
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dude... you got really lucky that your Intake didnt suck up a shit load of water!! you should be thanking god for that one man.

Re: almost killed my car [Re: RookieGTS] #428973 Mar 29, 4:53pm Mar 29, 4:53pm
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Yeah, count your blessings thumbsup

Re: almost killed my car [Re: RookieGTS] #428974 Mar 29, 4:54pm Mar 29, 4:54pm
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i know that its a hassle to do, but you should really consider swapping the CAI with the stock airbox when it rains hard. (or when it rains altogether). rice

the time you spend swapping it out could save you thousands in repairs. time is money after all...(wait is that the right quote to use?) rofl

umm yah...haha thumbsup


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Re: almost killed my car [Re: RookieGTS] #428975 Mar 29, 4:56pm Mar 29, 4:56pm
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eek

Re: almost killed my car [Re: silverbeast] #428976 Mar 29, 5:54pm Mar 29, 5:54pm
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eek thumbsup

Re: almost killed my car [Re: Zero] #428977 Mar 29, 6:10pm Mar 29, 6:10pm
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i would if i could dude but i bought the car with the Intake already installed
frown


8600 rpm killer!!!!!!
Re: almost killed my car [Re: jav8or] #428978 Mar 29, 6:24pm Mar 29, 6:24pm
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San Antonio, TX
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Wow... if the puddle was an inch deeper your car woulda gone bye bye.

Re: almost killed my car [Re: jav8or] #428979 Mar 29, 9:33pm Mar 29, 9:33pm
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Originally Posted by jav8or

thats right
sunday night, just finished raining heavily and i was hungry
get to the shopping center parking lot and turn in
before i know it im in about 3 inches of water and its getting deeper
i cant back out and i have no choice but to go forward
i almost get out before i hear the engine give a big chugg and a cel flash
the car never died but it scared the shit outta me
i pull over and shut the car off and notice steam or white smoke coming outta the tailpipe
i start cursing and calling myself a dumbass
i start it up again and it seems fine but when i rev to about 3 grand the engine starts choking
i have to get back home so i limit myself to 3 grand all the way home
once i park the car i rev it again and i get to about 5 grand, i think to myself "its getting better"
i wait til the next morning to start it up and i get to about 5 and half grand
im pissed
i decided to take the Intake off ( Injen cold air ) and low an behold, a decent amount of water comes pouring out
i immediately put the now dry Intake back on and start the car and it revs to 8600 without a problem
so all in all, i shit my pants and i found out that im a dumbass and i will never, ever drive while it is raining or even after it has heavily rained


and jav8or and his celica leave happily ever after thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup


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Re: almost killed my car [Re: mkvirus] #428980 Mar 29, 10:00pm Mar 29, 10:00pm
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^^^ ha ha sounds like the perfect movie ending

Re: almost killed my car [Re: sweetnuts4sale] #428981 Mar 30, 3:20am Mar 30, 3:20am
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i was pooping 5 pound bricks for hours
tongue


8600 rpm killer!!!!!!
Re: almost killed my car [Re: jav8or] #428982 Mar 30, 9:06am Mar 30, 9:06am
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well...now you know not to drive in the rain...or you did know and just ignored it...but now you REALLY know... grin grin grin grin grin grin grin

Re: almost killed my car [Re: EvilJupiter] #428983 Mar 30, 2:59pm Mar 30, 2:59pm
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THAT EXACT SAME THING HAPPENED TO ME ONE TIME, BUT MINE SEEMED A LITTLE WORSE CUZ MINE STALLED AND WOULDNT START FOR LIKE 5 MIN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD. AND WHEN IT DID IT WAS BLOWING OUT WHITE SMOKE FROM THE EXHAUST FOR LIKE 15 MINS AFTER THAT. THANK GOD EVERYTHING WORKED OUT. OH AND THANX FOR BRINGING BACK A BAD MEMORY FROM THE PAST. LOL

Re: almost killed my car [Re: rockfordcelica] #428984 Mar 30, 11:09pm Mar 30, 11:09pm
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you lucky jerks got off easy. when I got water in my Intake it hydrolocked my engine and blew my motor. Thank goodness my insurance covered it and replaced my motor or else I would have been celicaless for a long time.

Zero its funny you mention putting the stock box back in because thats excatly what I do when it stats to get all rainy here. I dont want to toy with fate again by driving in water.


cant say ive done that before... ahh crap
Re: almost killed my car [Re: jav8or] #428985 Mar 30, 11:13pm Mar 30, 11:13pm
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Originally Posted by jav8or
i was pooping 5 pound bricks for hours
tongue

rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl

Re: almost killed my car [Re: sekytwo] #428986 Mar 31, 4:28am Mar 31, 4:28am
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lucky luck lucky...damn bro you are lucky thumbsup


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Re: almost killed my car [Re: CARBON_SYPHER] #428987 Mar 31, 4:44pm Mar 31, 4:44pm
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its raining right now and i am sooo afraid to drive right now.
im so hungry and scared at the same time, hahahahahahaha rofl


8600 rpm killer!!!!!!
Re: almost killed my car [Re: jav8or] #428988 Mar 31, 5:28pm Mar 31, 5:28pm
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lmao!! now that makes me scared to drive in any kind of rain... haha but we don't have "tropical" rain up here, and it hardly floods or stands on the street or anything like that...

but dude you got off so lucky. woot


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