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Old 05-08-2012, 08:52 PM   #61
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No problems with it getting wet? Mine did and then sputers started...almost hydolock. That's when car sat til I could afford the steeda. Course water puddles like a mofo in a lot of Atlanta.
ah this, haha
i live in california where rain isn't really that big of a problem. especially since summer is coming up. but i fear of one day ending up in front of a 3 ft puddle. if that's the case i'll have to find different routes for whatever it may be.
just have to be more cautious obviously.
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^^ yes sa...hear that. And yes obvious difference btw here and there in that case..
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No problems with it getting wet? Mine did and then sputers started...almost hydolock.
I just want to point out that water splashing on the filter, while it can and does cause sputtering, will definitely not cause hydrolock. Hydrolocking is what happens when the filter is submerged under water and the engine sucks water into the piston chamber, resulting in too much pressure and usually cracking, bending or breaking the rod/s while at the same time forcing the engine to immediately stall.

Hydrolocking can be avoided by installing a U-pipe to bring the filter back up to a safer height and avoiding puddles deep enough to submerge the filter.

Water being splashed onto the filter can be avoided by installing a splash guard underneath the filter and connecting it to the fender liner.
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I just want to point out that water splashing on the filter, while it can and does cause sputtering, will definitely not cause hydrolock. Hydrolocking is what happens when the filter is submerged under water and the engine sucks water into the piston chamber, resulting in too much pressure and usually cracking, bending or breaking the rod/s while at the same time forcing the engine to immediately stall.

Hydrolocking can be avoided by installing a U-pipe to bring the filter back up to a safer height and avoiding puddles deep enough to submerge the filter.

Water being splashed onto the filter can be avoided by installing a splash guard underneath the filter and connecting it to the fender liner.
Was a learning experience for me and when my car did keep stalling I just did away with the CAI and did the SRI instead. Didn't have the patience to guess work and the car came with its own splash gaurd shield. Mostly it was water from the rear wheels of cars in front or just raining sideways. In through the grill and my empty fog light holes...lol. But it never actually went into complete hydro just close....even my Ford dealer said that...hence "almost". They wanted to charge me over $1k to put back to normal and replace the shorted out MAF. I laughed. But yeah if it went into hydrolock their would have been no saving it for sure.
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Hydrolocking is definitely bad news, but what you were experiencing was simply from moisture hitting the MAF sensor, which will make the car run rough and sometimes stall. Spray from the car in front of you coming through the empty fog light hole can definitely cause the MAF sensor to get damp and not read properly, but the dealership was just trying to scare you into spending $1k in their service dept. Rain hitting the filter cannot cause hydrolock.
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