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The CAI filter getting wet

I have been thinking lately and i just need to calm my nerves about this, cause i know there is no problem but here it is.

I am going to be keeping the car outside 24/7 (i will have a cover, but i don't plan to use it TOO often). Is there any problem with water leaking into the filter? And also, what about when it is humid and or damp out?

I was thinking with the heat of the engine it would simply evaporate any water that was in there to begin with but i just wanted some expierenced tales.

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You shouldn't have a problem with that. I doubt it'd be any worse than the stock air filter set up.









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Are there any seals on the hood that help to prevent rain-fall from entering the engine bay?

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There aren't seals per se, but water is channeled around the engine compartment. I imagine if you ran into a puddle and got a good splash it might get wet, but there's a plastic shield under the car to help prevent splashing as well. As for dew accumulating on the filter, you'll notice dew only forms on the outside of the car (never in the door jambs for instance) so under the hood should again be fine.

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I've never had an issue and I've driven in some pretty foul weather.

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thanks a lot guys. i knew i was overanalyzing this whole thing. and i just needed something to calm my brain down. it has been in overdrive lately.

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I just drove mine in a pretty heavy downpour. I got outta my car when I parked it in the garage and felt the heat shield and filter....they were dry. So if you installed it correctly, you're fine.

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I may have a problem but first it needs to rain here. I installed an Airaid CAI and then installed the new TruFiber GT-S '68 Shelby style ram air hood. I did put the garden hose to the air filter box and found it would retain water at the bottom aft corner. I'm sure it would "roll" out as I took a corner, but decided to drill a 3/8" hole in that corner to be safe. I am looking forward to some rain eventually to check to see how wet my filter will get as I drive and water passes through the ram air hood.

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is there any way to install it wrong? i mean, as long as it physically sits in the same spot, which i believe that it has to, it should be okay. i myself, with the install, am just worried about the connections, i want to make sure they are nice and snug on the tubing.

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is there any way to install it wrong? i mean, as long as it physically sits in the same spot, which i believe that it has to, it should be okay. i myself, with the install, am just worried about the connections, i want to make sure they are nice and snug on the tubing.
I dont think there is a way to install it wrong(since you can only sit the heat shield one way for it to sit).

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is there any way to install it wrong? i mean, as long as it physically sits in the same spot, which i believe that it has to, it should be okay. i myself, with the install, am just worried about the connections, i want to make sure they are nice and snug on the tubing.
A CAI install is virtually idiot-proof. Just follow the directions, make sure the MAF sensor is installed properly, the wiring harness is secured and all the band clamps are tight. The key is to ensure no leaks beyond the MAF to avoid any unmetered air.

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