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Cold air intake vs Heavy Rain - Injen Hydra Shield Works?
For those who have CAI with the filter head sitting behind the front bumper grill, may I ask what steps you have taken to prevent water flow into the engine?
I have an Injen Hydra Shield. Recently I drove through some heavy rains and the shield was completely wet. I'm not really sure how well it works, but thought I'd be safe and stopped driving in the rain until the storm settled.
Anyone experience problems (or heard of problems) with the Hydra shield? Do you think it would be worthwhile to make a plastic cover behind the grill to block water from hitting the filter head??
Oh and in case someone wants to suggest searching the archives, "hydro shield" or "hydro shield" or "water bypass" only results in a handfull of posts. Of which more than half are from WTB of people searching for these products.
this has been discussed alot recently and i had the same ?'s as you but i kinda did my own research and found out that unless u drive through a puddle of water and the filter is submerged in water you wont hurt anything, it takes more than a couple of drops of rain to hydrolock a motor.
Well, I have the dual Injen CAI on mine, and have driven through some major down pours, and on the track without the shield. No issues. You won't have issues at all unless you submerge the filter with or without the shield.
i have had the hydroshield on mine for almost 3 years now and have never had a problem with water and I have driven through some ridiculous rain. I can recall once I drove through Alabama and couldn't see 10 feet in front of me on the interstate and still didn't have any problems. You will definitely have a problem though if you submerge the filter in deep water so I have read.
How about a intake with the filter inside the engine bay. No need to create a potential problem then search for a solution.
CAI vs WAI was not the question at hand.
Just because it snows doesnt prevent people from driving a rear wheel drive sports car. Just because it rains doesnt prevent people from using cai. Both can be dangerous, but both are possible, as you can well see by the replies seen here.