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Old 09-02-2012, 10:30 PM   #11
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Live in NE NY, heavy rains. CAI still hasnt pulled water however it does require cleaning of the dust from the filter
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:48 PM   #12
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I had the coolflo, never had a problem. Just put a prefilter on it. To hydrolock an engine you literally need to submerge the filter in water. Torrential downpour with no driver foglight will do it too.

As for cfm's "copy." Its not really a copy, just a better design, in my opinion at least. That's what I have now and I think its better than the coolflo I had. I don't have the aem bypass valve, just the prefilter.
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I had the coolflo, never had a problem. Just put a prefilter on it. To hydrolock an engine you literally need to submerge the filter in water. Torrential downpour with no driver foglight will do it too.

As for cfm's "copy." Its not really a copy, just a better design, in my opinion at least. That's what I have now and I think its better than the coolflo I had. I don't have the aem bypass valve, just the prefilter.
can you explain what exactly is the bypass valve thing for?
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Either or is lot better than the oem 100,000 mile filter. both have their advantage & disavantage. I live in the Seattle area= rain So I went w/ Steeda's sri over a cai. Its also easier to clean the filter too.
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It fits on like a coupler I the middle of the two pieces of the intake, if water gets sucked up it hits the valve and gets released out the sides of it. Its actually pretty sweet.

And saying you live in a rainy area so you didn't get a cai is like saying your roads are too shitty to be slammed, its just not an excuse. Anyone anywhere can have one. Hydrolocking is not the devil everyone makes it out to be. It doesn't happen from driving through a two inch puddle, otherwise i'd be hydrolocked. As long as you keep the splash shield on the bottom and get a prefilter you'll be fine.
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It fits on like a coupler I the middle of the two pieces of the intake, if water gets sucked up it hits the valve and gets released out the sides of it. Its actually pretty sweet.

And saying you live in a rainy area so you didn't get a cai is like saying your roads are too shitty to be slammed, its just not an excuse. Anyone anywhere can have one. Hydrolocking is not the devil everyone makes it out to be. It doesn't happen from driving through a two inch puddle, otherwise i'd be hydrolocked. As long as you keep the splash shield on the bottom and get a prefilter you'll be fine.
so i might as well get that part too
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:52 AM   #17
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yeah if you want to, its never bad to have the extra insurance
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It fits on like a coupler I the middle of the two pieces of the intake, if water gets sucked up it hits the valve and gets released out the sides of it. Its actually pretty sweet.

And saying you live in a rainy area so you didn't get a cai is like saying your roads are too shitty to be slammed, its just not an excuse. Anyone anywhere can have one. Hydrolocking is not the devil everyone makes it out to be. It doesn't happen from driving through a two inch puddle, otherwise i'd be hydrolocked. As long as you keep the splash shield on the bottom and get a prefilter you'll be fine.
thats not exactly correct... the valve doesnt expel water through it. if the normal filter because submerge the valve opens and it sucks in air from the bypass. When there is a vacuum in the intake, from the end of the intake being submerged in water, the bypass valve opens to suck in air...once the vacuum stops(i.e. no longer submerged), it will resume sucking in air from the regular filter. air will take the path of least resistance.


That being said, I've driven in plenty of heavy rain situations and have not hydro locked my FSWerks CAI. Just be smart, avoid puddles, ponds and lakes. The factory splash guard will keep most of the water out, just dont submerge the front end of your car. If you are really worried about it, then dont modify your car. A SRI or CAI with bypass will pretty much decrease your chances of hdydro lock all together though...
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Ahh my bad i had it backwards lol
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In my case my filter came with a pre filter, or dry charge.
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