1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

CAI for a 97 B18C

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by Jazzy19, Aug 4, 2004.

  1. Jazzy19

    Jazzy19 Senior Member

    Messages:
    132
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2003
    Hey guys.. I want to get a CAI for my B18C but im not sure if i should get one.. i heard that CAI can suck up alot of water/liquid into the engine??? Is this true and if so, i was told to get a bypass valve and everything would be ok... I live in Canada where its 3 months summer and 9 months winter.. Would i have a problem with the CAI sucking up snow/rain/water etc... Where would the CAI sit in my B18c, could water get to it if i drive over a puddle or a bunch of wet snow or something???



    Thanks for the advice..
    Jazzy Jay
     
  2. adnoh

    adnoh Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,016
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2003
    Location:
    Ontario



    Hey dood,
    a CAI should be fine for you. I live just outside of Toronto so I know what you mean by weather. The air filter sits inside of the splash gaurd in the passenger side wheel well, so things like splashes and snow buildup are not issues. If you happen to go through a small pond with your car (completely submerging the air filter in water) then hydrolock is your new middle name. Get the bypass valve just in case, but keep in mind it can only do so much. Just dont go mud bogging or anything....be smart and you'll enjoy it for years.

    Peace from T-Dot.
    R
     
  3. Jazzy19

    Jazzy19 Senior Member

    Messages:
    132
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2003
    thanks man...where are u located???
     
  4. JDMilan

    JDMilan Senior Member

    Messages:
    6,730
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 11, 2003
    Location:
    Boca Raton, FL
  5. adnoh

    adnoh Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,016
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2003
    Location:
    Ontario


    North Brampton (Heart Lake), End of the 410.
     
  6. Jazzy19

    Jazzy19 Senior Member

    Messages:
    132
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2003
    ICEBOX??? I heard that they dont give good performance.. A CAI would give you more HP. Could you let me know if im right or wrong??? We should hook up someday.. Im in north york..
     
  7. projectxspeed

    projectxspeed Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,380
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2003
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Here is the thing about CAI, the less restrictive it is the better. The best intake would be sticking an air filter on your throttle body, but there are factors to consider. One of the most important being ambient(sp) air temp, the colder the better. So CAI is the best of both worlds. The good ones don't use a box cuz that is restrictive. Instead they use long piping to get away from the heat and only use minor bends if they can help it to reduce restriction in the pipe. I like AEM but there are lots of good ones out there. Internet searches are your friend. :p
     
Verification:
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page