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Caerie
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Caerie Aug 8, 7:10am - #6036 

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CAI question about engine flooding in weather

I was told at my local garage that if I put the Injen CAI on my car even with the shield on it, that it would cause my engine water flooding problems since the Intake is in the wheelwell. I live in an area that has all for seasons and this is a daily driver car. Does anyone with any brand of CAI have this problem? Any way around it? Should I even think of a CAI on my daily driver 2002 Celica GTS?

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tony Aug 8, 7:47am - #6037 

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I have never lived in St. Louis, so i don't know what the weather is like. But, if your filter is submerged in water, then, yes, no shield would help you prevent hydro-lock.

I have driven through pooring rain here So. Cal, and I have had no problem with my Injen CAI.

If water is high enough to submerge the filter when it rains in St. Louis, then don't take the chance.

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Caerie Aug 8, 7:54am - #6038 

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I don't think he or I were worried about total submersion of the CAI smile I believe they were under the impression that wet roads or snow could fly up and cake the filter.

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Steven Aug 7, 10:03pm - #6039 
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so you're saying with a CAI, you can drive through the pooring rain, w/o a splash guard and be 100% ok? Or was it with a splash guard?

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I CURRENTLY HATE A Injen CAI W/O A HEAT SHEILD AND I HAVE NOT HAD ANY PROBLEMS YET. I LIVE IN NEW JERSEY SO I ALSO HAVE THE 4 SEASON.
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SpeedEnvyGTS Aug 15, 5:22am - #6041 
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Acelica4_U_2_HATE do you have any problems with the Injen CAI in winters when the snow gets to pile up a little? i'm interested in buying one too but it snows a lot in buffalo..

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