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You guys all know what the UG looks like so Ill only post one exterior photo, but I wanted to show off my big intake ;D



 

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Nice intake i have the same one. Do you know how to make it so the intake doesn't move at all. Its not sturdy enough it moves a little.
 

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i went to the V-DUB dealer and the person in head of the service department told me that if you have a cold air intake and you get it wet it will destroy the engine. i like in florida and it likes to rain heavily practically every damn day. so if i got a cold air intake could it possible destroy the engine if it gets wet?? he told me mainly if i hit a puddle all the water would get sucked into the engine and i would have to get a new engine and pay out of my own pocket.
 

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That doesnt make any sense considering the filter is on top of the engine compartment and there is a plastic cover on the bottom of the engine compartment that helps keep moisture out. It would have to be one hell of a puddle to get that much water into the intake. I dont know about you guys but I dont drive thru standing water.
 

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What CAI's (Cold Air Intakes) unfortunately do is they can breathe in moisture. And what the dealer guy meant is that your engine will Hydrolock. Now don't ask me what that does exactly but I just know your engine is screwed when that happens. Just don't fly through huge puddles and you should be fine though.

Maybe a more experienced, qualified person would like to elaborate?
 

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Liquids don't compress like gasses can. So if there's liquid in a cylinder, when the piston goes up, it will stop when it hits the liquid. If you're lucky, all you'll do is break a rod. But expect crank, piston, and head damage as well.
 

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DrJones said:
Liquids don't compress like gasses can. So if there's liquid in a cylinder, when the piston goes up, it will stop when it hits the liquid. If you're lucky, all you'll do is break a rod. But expect crank, piston, and head damage as well.
Thanks ;D.

I too now have your knowledge and know whats up with CAIs now.

I don't know if I wanna go CAI.. I live in a region called Manoa. Hawaiian for Heavenly Mist *cough-heavyrain-cough*
 

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phant0mh0b0 said:
Thanks ;D.

I too now have your knowledge and know whats up with CAIs now.

I don't know if I wanna go CAI.. I live in a region called Manoa. Hawaiian for Heavenly Mist *cough-heavyrain-cough*
"Heavenly Mist," eh?

Why don't American landmark names sound so cool? All we have is "Crested Butte."
 

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DrJones said:
phant0mh0b0 said:
Thanks ;D.

I too now have your knowledge and know whats up with CAIs now.

I don't know if I wanna go CAI.. I live in a region called Manoa. Hawaiian for Heavenly Mist *cough-heavyrain-cough*
"Heavenly Mist," eh?

Why don't American landmark names sound so cool? All we have is "Crested Butte."
Last I checked, Hawaii was still part of America... :p (Sorry, I couldn't resist)
 

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Last I checked, Hawaii was still part of America... :p (Sorry, I couldn't resist)
No it's not.

Also, I meant that the American NAMES.

Manoa is definately not an American name.
 
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