I just installed my AEMCAI this weekend, and I noticed that I have a small gap between the front bumper and the headlight on the driver's side...right above the filter. The gap is less than a quarter inch, and if you look through it, you can see the filter sitting there. Will this be a problem when it comes to water getting on the filter?
I can imagine the filter would get pretty wet when I'm washing the car, and also when it rains. Should I put some kind of splash guard over the filter where the gap is, or am I just being paranoid?
From what i've read it sounds like the bypass valve would help only if you suck in mass amounts of water dropping the pressure. Not sure if it would help with dripping water onto the Intake. I could be wrong.
The AEM Bypass Valve is made of "strong" foam, but could also erode and brake apart eventually -- in extreme hot or overly dry climates. Inspect it regularly. Replace it if you notice it starting to get brittle and degrade.
Personally, I would not install the bypass valve, and instead just try to avoid driving in hurricane-style weather... and lakes.
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