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Old 02-27-2005, 05:31 PM   #1
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Fine dirt up my CAI and on my TB

I went to clean my Air filter on the end of my Cold Air Intake today and i noticed that on the inside of the pipe that there was a fine dirt inside, so i followed it up to my Throttle Body and I saw some fine dirt there as well, not very much though. It looks as it may have been dissolved in water and travelled up the intake as a liquid and deposited itself on the bottom of the intake piping and on the TB.

How bad is this?
What could happen to my motor?
Would a better quality air filter prevent this??

Perhaps i should turn my cai into a shorty to prevent this from happening again.
Any thoughts and suggestions would be much appreciated.

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some of it may burn out but some of it may clog the injectors. just get you a rag and some throttle cleaner but make sure it is teflon safe and clean out the throttle body and use a good tank additive for the rest. is your filter an oiled filter or normal dry? like k&n is oiled or the filter that comes with aem intakes is oiled but any awy if it's an oiled filter if you read the instructions with the k&n cleaner kit says you should oil it periodicaly to help trap the dirty and also not to clean as often because the dirt build up helps filter the air. well I hope I was of some help
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Old 02-27-2005, 10:27 PM   #3
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Will there be damage to the pistons?

My filter is the type that needs to be oiled, and it was pretty caked when i removed it.

I think i may look into a shorty pipe regardless, I dont think i'm really getting much benifit from the cold air portion of the intake anyway up here in edmonton. It really dosent get real hot for more than 2 1/2 or so months a year here.



but that sounds like sound advice!

I think i'll start with that.



Also after the silt went in to the TB it went into the injectors and then in the pistons right? Will there be damage to the pistons?

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