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Old 07-31-2011, 12:16 AM   #1
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Exclamation Cold Air Intake problem

I have 98 Tj with a Cold Air Intake and while ago i went through a descent amount of water, wasn't high enough to go into my tail pipe but enough to splash into the CAI, thus stalling my engine. my question is how can i solve this water,mud, and crap from going into my CAI?

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Old 07-31-2011, 01:04 AM   #2
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The only advice I can offer is to ditch the CAI and revert back to the stock air box. The stock set up is engineered to be the best option for your TJ, it keeps the air filter sheltered from water and dirt.

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Old 07-31-2011, 01:38 AM   #3
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The only advice I can offer is to ditch the CAI and revert back to the stock air box. The stock set up is engineered to be the best option for your TJ, it keeps the air filter sheltered from water and dirt.

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Damn, that sounds like a "racing" CAI with a filter in the fender well. I can't see how you would get enough water to stall the engine without even having the tail pipe under water.
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Stock airbox or snorkel! Some CAI come with some metal shrouding to protect the general area of the filter from splashing but it would never hold up with a full submerging
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Old 07-31-2011, 12:44 PM   #6
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Snorkel or go back stock.

i have the banks ram air one in my rig seems to work pretty decently. but i get some dirt in it still.
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Old 07-31-2011, 07:52 PM   #7
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go back to stock.

i've got a ScangaugeII, which reads IAT's off the ECU. The coldest air intake temps I've found for an under-the-hood, non-cowl, intake was the stock box with a Windstar fender snorkel shoved in place of the factory horn.

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