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Old 09 May 2004, 10:08 pm
Mango Masher
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Installed a cold air intake on an RSX. Apparantly one of the dangers is
that because it sits so low and in the left front wheel area that it could
suck up water. The car is lowered so it sits about 6 inches off the ground.

Now...has anyone heard of that happening? Going through standing water that
it could actually suck the water into the air intake? First hand knowledge
only please....No urban legends...

Thanks.

Mango


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Old 09 May 2004, 10:09 pm
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Yes it can. Happened to a friend of mine... he also happened to work a metal
shop so he used the facilities to fashion an airpass thru that wouldn't all
water up it...

Deep


"Mango Masher" <Mango@hachoo.com> wrote in message
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> Installed a cold air intake on an RSX. Apparantly one of the dangers is
> that because it sits so low and in the left front wheel area that it could
> suck up water. The car is lowered so it sits about 6 inches off the

ground.
>
> Now...has anyone heard of that happening? Going through standing water

that
> it could actually suck the water into the air intake? First hand

knowledge
> only please....No urban legends...
>
> Thanks.
>
> Mango
>
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Old 09 May 2004, 10:37 pm
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"Deep" <deep_mehtaHATESSPAM@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Yes it can. Happened to a friend of mine... he also happened to work a

metal
> shop so he used the facilities to fashion an airpass thru that wouldn't

all
> water up it...
>
> Deep
>
>
> "Mango Masher" <Mango@hachoo.com> wrote in message
> news:2g8a0sF534dtU1@uni-berlin.de...
> > Installed a cold air intake on an RSX. Apparantly one of the dangers is
> > that because it sits so low and in the left front wheel area that it

could
> > suck up water. The car is lowered so it sits about 6 inches off the

> ground.
> >
> > Now...has anyone heard of that happening? Going through standing water

> that
> > it could actually suck the water into the air intake? First hand

> knowledge
> > only please....No urban legends...
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Mango
> >
> >
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That's why there's bypass valves on the market for this. I think you have to
cut the pipe & then just hook it up.
Here's a start for you on Ebay:
http://search.ebay.com/intake-bypass...sortpropertyZ3



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Old 10 May 2004, 04:23 am
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"Mango Masher" <Mango@hachoo.com> wrote in message
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> Installed a cold air intake on an RSX. Apparantly one of the dangers is
> that because it sits so low and in the left front wheel area that it could
> suck up water. The car is lowered so it sits about 6 inches off the

ground.
>
> Now...has anyone heard of that happening? Going through standing water

that
> it could actually suck the water into the air intake? First hand

knowledge
> only please....No urban legends...


I saw it happen to a friend's Safari van, back in '86, the air intake was
fairly low in that year. He drove through a deep puddle of water and it
sucked water into the engine.

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Old 10 May 2004, 05:59 am
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yes, it does happen, get an air bypass valve, aem is by far the preferred
brand





"Mango Masher" <Mango@hachoo.com> wrote in message
news:2g8a0sF534dtU1@uni-berlin.de...
> Installed a cold air intake on an RSX. Apparantly one of the dangers is
> that because it sits so low and in the left front wheel area that it could
> suck up water. The car is lowered so it sits about 6 inches off the

ground.
>
> Now...has anyone heard of that happening? Going through standing water

that
> it could actually suck the water into the air intake? First hand

knowledge
> only please....No urban legends...
>
> Thanks.
>
> Mango
>
>
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Old 10 May 2004, 06:53 am
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been there done that... bypass valves are good as gold for that type of
situation if you ask me



"M.C. Tee" <tedwards@LEAVEMEALONEroadrunner.nf.net> wrote in message
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> yes, it does happen, get an air bypass valve, aem is by far the preferred
> brand
>
>
>
>
>
> "Mango Masher" <Mango@hachoo.com> wrote in message
> news:2g8a0sF534dtU1@uni-berlin.de...
> > Installed a cold air intake on an RSX. Apparantly one of the dangers is
> > that because it sits so low and in the left front wheel area that it

could
> > suck up water. The car is lowered so it sits about 6 inches off the

> ground.
> >
> > Now...has anyone heard of that happening? Going through standing water

> that
> > it could actually suck the water into the air intake? First hand

> knowledge
> > only please....No urban legends...
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Mango
> >
> >
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Old 15 May 2004, 02:03 am
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Default Re: has this ever happened?

I went with a short ram intake due to worries about water but to each their
own. Check out www.clubrsx.com forums for a lot more info.

Dan



"Mango Masher" <Mango@hachoo.com> wrote in message
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> Installed a cold air intake on an RSX. Apparantly one of the dangers is
> that because it sits so low and in the left front wheel area that it could
> suck up water. The car is lowered so it sits about 6 inches off the

ground.
>
> Now...has anyone heard of that happening? Going through standing water

that
> it could actually suck the water into the air intake? First hand

knowledge
> only please....No urban legends...
>
> Thanks.
>
> Mango
>
>
> ---
> Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
> Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
> Version: 6.0.676 / Virus Database: 438 - Release Date: 5/3/2004
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