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CAI question

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:02 am
by #1 stunna
Looking for some info about where to cut the hole in the support for the intake pipe to pass through...I want to make sure before i start hackin- I'm guessing its somewhere around here?( lines drawn with a marker)
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Re: CAI question

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:10 am
by ronaconda
Thats about right. And you'll only need to cut the horizontal lines and then bend the 'flap' towards the battery...that's what i did and it worked fantastic!!!

Re: CAI question

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:15 am
by #1 stunna
Got any pics of it?

Re: CAI question

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:23 am
by ronaconda
I can get you one tomorrow...

Re: CAI question

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:28 pm
by Styluss
Looks like you're on point! Be sure to cut the hole big enough to allow for some leeway around the pipe so it doesn't scrape against the firewall.

Re: CAI question

Posted: Wed May 16, 2012 3:41 am
by #1 stunna
So i got my CAI installed no problem .... I drove in the rain today and she wasnt running too good . Anyone have problems with too much water getting on the filter?? There is a gap where the water runs down and lands on the filter . Thinking of making a custom drip edge to divert the water away from the filter

Re: CAI question

Posted: Wed May 16, 2012 11:14 am
by Money pit Beretta
Mine was near the turn signal on the 90GT and never got near any drips. In fact the big K&N I had(X streem) was touching the bulb holder. Also I had to bend the horn out of the way.

Re: CAI question

Posted: Wed May 16, 2012 3:26 pm
by #1 stunna
This is the area I'm talking about -- where the fender stops , my filter sits directly below....
Installed intake
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Too much water running down
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Re: CAI question

Posted: Wed May 16, 2012 5:08 pm
by Styluss
Hmm, this is an issue I have never seen before. I have the same engine, same intake on my car and have had it there for years now and have never had a water issue.

Also, did you do an idle re-learn on the car? If not, that would be why it is running poor. I can assure you that the installation of the intake did nothing to affect your car negatively.

Re: CAI question

Posted: Wed May 16, 2012 6:35 pm
by Money pit Beretta
From the top photo's it looks like you cut the hole in the right place.
Mine was under the top lip of the bumper and no where near the fender. It was so far under that even water from under the headlight couldn't reach it. That water would drip off the bumper or get blown past when moving.
Ok now, are you running a paper filter or a K&N? The tubes should not be touching each other. Also the last 90* should be pointed toward the air flow(where it comes in for the radiator). That is why I bought the intake without filter so that I could get the X-streem. It has a filter in the top and that can straighten the air flow into the tube.

If you would like I still have the box and can look up the part number. I do have the filter, but I want to hold on to it incase I want to go WAI for my 3100.

Re: CAI question

Posted: Wed May 16, 2012 9:10 pm
by #1 stunna
Also, did you do an idle re-learn on the car?

Yes , everything was fine until driving in heavy rain.

Ok now, are you running a paper filter or a K&N?

K&N

I thought of a easy fix... I'll just buy another section of intake tube and move the filter away from this area - Bam :O:

Re: CAI question

Posted: Wed May 16, 2012 9:31 pm
by Koots
Water clogging up the filter, I can understand would make the car run worse, but if you are simply just sucking up water mist, then you're more than likely burning off excess carbon in your combustion chamber and valves.

I suck water through a manifold vacuum line, just like you do with Seafoam, with the engine at operating temperature. Just keep the RPM's up and let the vacuum pull the fluid up.

Anyway, If it continues to be a problem, I would build a small shield to protect from being directly hit with water.

Re: CAI question

Posted: Wed May 16, 2012 9:40 pm
by Koots
You can avoid some of the issue with avoiding generic paper filters on an exposed CAI. Run a quality filter that is less effected my moisture. I like AEM dryflows, they really let my diesel breathe sooooo much better over the generic paper filter I had installed prior to that. I haven't tried many other brands, to be honest.

I'm not saying your filter is paper, but if it is, then heed my warning. I just wanted to throw that out there :D

Re: CAI question

Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 8:30 am
by Money pit Beretta
#1 stunna wrote:
Also, did you do an idle re-learn on the car?

Yes , everything was fine until driving in heavy rain.

Ok now, are you running a paper filter or a K&N?

K&N

I thought of a easy fix... I'll just buy another section of intake tube and move the filter away from this area - Bam :O:


You can't just rotate the tube to face the other way?

Re: CAI question

Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 12:20 pm
by #1 stunna
You can't just rotate the tube to face the other way?

Nope , its a tight fit with my battery there...