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Old 09-25-2003, 10:07 PM   #1
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Bad news/Almost Hydro-Locked the motor

I wanted to share this with everyone here at FF. I am exhausted from fooling with the car all day, and my fingers are tired from typin about it all day lol, so if your interested in the story bout my SVTf that almost became a pontoon boat lol, click on the link below. I know Robb has seen it...

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Old 09-25-2003, 10:45 PM   #2
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I think I might go with a short ram instead of a cai
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Old 09-26-2003, 12:03 AM   #3
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I cant really blame it on the CAI. I have had it for a year, and driven through "normal" sized puddles, and driven through a harsh New England winter with the AEM CAI, and had no problems. The puddle I decided to try and go through was very, very large, and ended up being knee deep. There was no where for me to go on either side, so I kinda had no choice on which way to go. The puddle was about 25 feet long, and I could see that, but it did not look as deep as it was, and I was taken by surprise on that end. I thinkn it took in more water through the tailpipe than through the AEM CAI. I believe there is still a bit of water left in the "lunchbox" muffler. Hopefully after I change the oil tomorrow, I can run it for a bit and burn off any remaining water. I can still smell puddle water out the exhaust pipe lol
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hey man that sucks...
do you see water mixed with oil?
you need to do is drain ALL the fluids of the car...
something similar happend to my brother on his celica...
he just changed all the fluids and nothing major happend....

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Perhaps another reason why cai setups are not so good.

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Exact reason why I switched to the short ram Johnny. The same situation for me. Stalled the car, started it up, and heard a squealing. Scared the crap outta me however I don't think I learned much because I think next summer I'll buy another one. The short ram is alot nicer than I thought it would be though, I'm very pleased.
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