Originally Posted by rmeier
I really don't like getting into the deep water. It just happened this last time due to all the rain. I just want to fix the air intake set up and not worry about water proofing the rest. Putting a new intake in the old air box location defeats the purpose. So I just want to run one across the motor and have the air filter by the battery. Will PVC melt? Is there something I can use that is more heat resistant, or is there some heat shield I can use with PVC?
There is little difference between moving the air intake across to the other side of the engine bay, it's still going to be sucking in warm engine-bay air. If you really want a true cold-air intake, the intake needs to come from outside somehow, whether it's a snorkel or a ram-air induction hood scoop. You might spend a lot of time fabbing up something that's going to have negligible results air-temperature wise if you create a PVC intake that's still sucking in engine-bay air, and you're still at risk for taking in water if you ever hit a deep puddle again, no matter where you put it.
I seen once on my old forum where a guy made a shield for a K&N cone-filter that came out of the air box, but when you close the hood, the shield made a little cavern just for the cone-filter so it wasn't directly sucking in engine-bay air, and it protected it from splash water. The hood would come down and fit snug against the top of the shield, and the shield wrapped around an entire section of the drivers fender where the intake and filter was. I'll try to see if I can dig up some pix.