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Injen CAI & AEM bypass valve...Is it Possible? #96311 Feb 3, 4:31pm Feb 3, 4:31pm
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Injen CAI & AEM bypass valve...Is it Possible?
K, I wanna get a CAI and I couldn't decided whether to go with AEM or Injen? But since I just saw a pic of a black Injen CAI, I've made up my mind. But now here's the problem. I was driving to work last night in LA and it was pouring! I was thinking to myself, I wonder how the CAI would do with all this water? Was I in danger of hydrolock under normal driving conditions in a down pour? Not to mention that I drove through some pretty deep puddles and that got me thinking too. So, I've figured that if I do decide to get a CAI, I am definately going to get a bypass valve and splashgaurd/heat shield (or whatever they call it). But what I am wondering is, if I go with Injen, would I be able to add the AEM bypass valve? Hope U all can help. thumbsup


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Re: Injen CAI & AEM bypass valve...Is it Possible? [Re: Nemesis] #96312 Feb 3, 4:36pm Feb 3, 4:36pm
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i dono if it will fit or not...

but the bypass is not a saver...its work is limited.

just dont submerge ur filter into flooded areas you will be fine.

under normal driving condition in a pouring rain, there is nothing to worry about...


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Re: Injen CAI & AEM bypass valve...Is it Possible? [Re: Elec-FuYu] #96313 Feb 3, 6:09pm Feb 3, 6:09pm
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Yeah, I don't know how many times this has been talked about. Only way your CAI will take water is if it is submerged in water. Submerged means that the whole thing must be under water. A bypass valve will also hinder gains you would receive from the CAI.


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Re: Injen CAI & AEM bypass valve...Is it Possible? [Re: slidr] #96314 Feb 3, 6:20pm Feb 3, 6:20pm
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Originally Posted by slidr
Yeah, I don't know how many times this has been talked about. Only way your CAI will take water is if it is submerged in water. Submerged means that the whole thing must be under water. A bypass valve will also hinder gains you would receive from the CAI.

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Re: Injen CAI & AEM bypass valve...Is it Possible? [Re: RoMkApOmKa] #96315 Feb 3, 6:53pm Feb 3, 6:53pm
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I feel stupid asking this question, but it has never happened to me so here goes, what happens when you hydrolock?


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Re: Injen CAI & AEM bypass valve...Is it Possible? [Re: GraSSRooTs] #96316 Feb 3, 7:04pm Feb 3, 7:04pm
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There is no stupid questions...
Well .. water gets in to your engine and you'll be fucked...
To be honest with you I do not know what exactly will happened to the engine (never been hydro locked) but all i know it's very bad for the engine
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Re: Injen CAI & AEM bypass valve...Is it Possible? [Re: RoMkApOmKa] #96317 Feb 3, 7:15pm Feb 3, 7:15pm
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Oh i gotcha, the water penetrates the filter. and it only happens when the Intake is fully submerged in water?


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Re: Injen CAI & AEM bypass valve...Is it Possible? [Re: GraSSRooTs] #96318 Feb 3, 7:16pm Feb 3, 7:16pm
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Yes.

Re: Injen CAI & AEM bypass valve...Is it Possible? [Re: Nemesis] #96319 Feb 3, 7:24pm Feb 3, 7:24pm
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imagine ur engine blocks, valves are full of water @_@
that's what happens~


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Re: Injen CAI & AEM bypass valve...Is it Possible? [Re: Nemesis] #96320 Feb 3, 8:20pm Feb 3, 8:20pm
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AEM bypass valve won't fit on Injen. From what I've heard, it cuts back on the hp increase you get from having a CAI anyways.

I got the splashguard for my Injen CAI...just a metal shield that wraps around the filter itself. Does the trick, for dirt as well as water, though I still try to avoid driving in insane downpours.

Re: Injen CAI & AEM bypass valve...Is it Possible? [Re: Nemesis] #96321 Feb 4, 6:35am Feb 4, 6:35am
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go with Injen and the hield shield/water shield whatever, you'll lose hp with the AEM bypass valve, and of course like everyone says, just dont go messing around in deep puddles of water and youll be fine.


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Re: Injen CAI & AEM bypass valve...Is it Possible? [Re: Nemesis] #96322 Feb 4, 6:56am Feb 4, 6:56am
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No dude, not under normal conditions. By pass valves result in a loss of power!!! thumbsup


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