That would be the least of your problems, compared to a hydro-locked engine . Unless you drive through a flood where the water level is at your fog light, then it shouldn't be an issue. I also heard they sell splash guards that cover the front of the filter if you're still worried.I heard that this could damage the turbo..
DO NOT... I repeat DO NOT use a bypass valve !! The WRX turbo motor applies too much suction at full boost, causing you to pull poorly filtered air.TeamShiftPoint said:as i said several replies ago, for those with a CAI already, just get a AEM bypass value, it will end your worries about sucking up water.
the splash guard won't work as well, b/c it'll still suck up water if the filter takes a dip in water. and plus if you get an injen heatshield/splashguard, its already $50 for it, you mine as well get a bypass valve.
Think for a moment what has to happen to get water in the engine for a Rex... first, it has to be high enough to be ingested, that means going through water that is at least 8-10" deep. Ok, say you do that, or some heavy rain makes it into the filter element. Now this water has to be pulled up 3-4 feet of pipe into the turbo, where it is heated through compression to over 100 degrees. That alone should evaporate any fine water that get in the system. Then, it's sent through an intercooler, through another 2-3 feet of piping between the turbo and intake manifold, and into the engine. That's about an 8 to 10 FOOT path, with a hot turbo in the middle. I just can't see how water can get into the engine if you are careful and don't run WOT through 10" streams of water. BTW, 6" of moving water can move a car, I've heard. Be an intelligent driver, and the intake should not ingest water.konsl said:Is there a device to stop water from getting in the CAI with Injen systems like AEM has?
no water damage is covered under a factory warranty. it is considered an act of God and out of control of the manufacturer. water intrusion is much less likeley thru an exhaust system due to the fact that it is at the back of the car and flow is going out of it not in.tuca33 said:And if the water enters your muffler and makes the way up?
I have the latest Injen CAI, SP1202 (MR Techonology) for my 06 WRX. I want to put on the AEM bypass, BUT, anyone done this already? I know its supposed to go on the top half...but will the CAI still install properly? The pipes are all cut for the car, i don't know if the install can affort the extra 2 inches or so for the AEM bypass?TeamShiftPoint said:for those with a CAI already, just get a AEM bypass value,