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Old 01-29-2006, 09:41 PM   #1
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Question cold air intake prob

i have a aem cold air intake and it seems like every time it rains and it doesnt even have to rain hard my intake sucks up water the filter gets socked and it doesnt even go by puddles i have it tucked up in the fender but it is close to the tire. could the tire make the filter get so socked that it sucks up water? i thought the filter had to be in a puddle sumerged to suck up water. when i accelerate it seems like the throttle sticks and i look into the throttle body and there are beeds of water in it. i did have to replace the filter that it came with but i replaced it with a k&n filter cone. does the filter have to be a special cold air filter? what can i do to make the filter not get wet when it rains? where do you have the filter positioned?


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Old 01-31-2006, 11:10 PM   #2
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the tire will throw water on it. the k&n is fine. see if it will remount somewhere else and make a shield for it. the water its sucking up is spray from the road.
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You could try a filter sock as well. CFM sells them.
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Old 01-31-2006, 11:38 PM   #4
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Here's the link for the water repellant sock.

http://focus.c-f-m.com/index.asp?Pag...ROD&ProdID=999
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i thought about using one of those just as a safety precaution. has anyone had any experience with them? i just don't see how they can't restrict air flow. does anyone know how well they work? for $20 they might be worth it if it actually works.
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I use the sock and it works great. My filter stays nice and dry, heh.

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LOL. well then, i think i might try it out. if anything i'll only be out $20.
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all aem cai's have the filter in the same place so i don't know why you're asking that question. also how is your tire getting the filter wet. as long as you still have the oem fender liner it's not gonna be kicking water onto the flter because by the time the tire gets around all the water is off the treads giving you traction for the next rotation so if anything all the spray goes on your door or straight up. after that it goes down towards the ground and with the fender liner if keept the water off the filter. you said you replaced the filter... why?? read the instuctions... AEM says you have 60,000miles until the filter needs to be cleaned then after that it's every 30,000miles.

is it possible that the K&N filter was never oiled correctly or something because the filters come oiled which hlps keep the water out. idk about where you live but i took mine through all kinds of conditons(rain snow sluch sleet. flash flood etc) with no problems.

i got the bypass with mine but that thing is drier than(well you can make up your own analogy) nothings got up that far. and yes i know you have a SVT but still the distance from my filtet to the bypass is shorter that the distance from your filter t your TB.
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