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Cold Air/Warrantee?

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  1. Harms Way

    Harms Way Senior Member

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    I was just curious to know some information. I was wondering about cold air intake systems and if I put one on my car if the warrantee on my car would still stand. I was going to purchase one from AEM and had a question about the system itself. what are the disadvantages/advantages of the short ram and regular systems? Also, can anyone inform me on the downside of a cold air? I heard that when it is rainning you can hydrolock your motor with a cold air system. This will be my very first installation on my car. BTW, it is a stock 99' Honda Civic EX. Any info is well appreciated. Thanks
    Also, I performed a search on this topic and didnt come up with the information i needed. Thanks again.
     
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    Im guessing that both a short ram and a cold air would both void the warranty, but it wouldnt hurt to call the dealership. Get a comptech icebox and just put the stock one on when you go to get it serviced otherwise.
     
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    if you are worried about voiding your warranty, then dont mod your car. :D
     
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    Uhmm, Thanks for the reply man, but you failed to hit all of the questions i asked. No problem though. Thanks for the reply anyway.
     
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    Q--I was wondering about cold air intake systems and if I put one on my car if the warrantee on my car would still stand.

    A---if i am not mistaken there must be a direct link between the part and what is wrong with your car"ex - a CAI has no effect on the faulty rotors".


    Q-- was going to purchase one from AEM and had a question about the system itself. what are the disadvantages/advantages of the short ram and regular systems?

    A---short ram gets you a little better throttle response, CAI will net a little more hp from the intake sucking in outside temperaturs instead of enginebay temps.


    Q--Also, can anyone inform me on the downside of a cold air?

    A---well if you drive over a lake and your intake sucks up water, well then you can hydrolock your motor, in other words WATER DOESN'T COMPRESS WELL.


    Q--I heard that when it is rainning you can hydrolock your motor with a cold air system.

    A--Well people spray water into the intake track on turbo cars so that it will cool down teh temperatrue, the death is vai large amounts of water, I had a CAI on my hatch and the filter was visible from the bumper, and i used to drive through puddles, ec..and even during hurricane season here in south florida, I had Zero Problems, but a buddy of mine did hydro his motor once, due being a dueche.


    good luck,
     
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    Thanks so much JDMilan. I didn't want to sound like an ass when i said that noone hit all of the questions i asked though. You hit every one. Thanks again! I am going to go with the polished AEM CAI.
     
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    coo. NP - have fun
     
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    I hydrolocked & blew up my motor from having the AEM CAI, but it wasn't from rain. I got caught in a flood. But prior to this incident, I never had problems with the CAI in the rain.
     
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    You will only hydrolock your motor if you submerge the filter element in a BIG puddle. If its raining you will be ok. Think of it as vaccuum pressure in your intake, drown it in water it will get sucked up into your engine.
     
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    JDMilan Senior Member

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    Big Puddle usually means, don't drive slow over that thing :)


    for safety though you can get the bypass.
     
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