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issues in the rain?

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> ED-EF / DA' started by DA16killer, May 12, 2010.

  1. DA16killer

    DA16killer New Member

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    i was wondering if anyone else had ever experienced issues with their B series running like shit in the rain. i have this junk intake from the kid i bought my car from still on my car and i think it might have something to do with making my idle and low end power horrible in the rain. maybe a vaccum line problem? just lookin for some feedback thanx.
     
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    civichatch1988 Ef hatch

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    Is it a true cold air intake that goes down to the bumper or anything?
     
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    check your electricals. put some electrical grease on your plug ends, and at the distributor where the wires plug in. also the coil.
     
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    i agree... sounds like an electrical problem. probably a bad connection somewhere that gets moisture in it easily.
     
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    no its some shit short ram hot air intake lol i had a CEL pop up today randomly as well so im gettin my codes checked 2nite. im thinking im gonna replace my whole ignition (distr. cap, rotor plugs wires) n see what happens. ill aslo see what my tech says at the tuner shop. maybe im just missing something stupid?
     
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    wiring could also be an issue too. maybe the genius that did the swap in the car before i bought it did some home made electrical work.
     
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    get the CEL checked before you go spending money.
     
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    lostsoulzprophet delslow

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    ok i know if i hit a puddle in the rain the water will get up to the short ram intake and it will not drive for shit for a minute then go back to normal. thats probably what ur experiencing
     
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    I doubt that; my brother had the exact same problem with a stock intake(D15B7 replacing D15B8). His actually ran OK in rain until I hit a huge puddle while driving it(under-body splash guards are gone). The motor did not hydro-lock. There was no immediate effect but what it did was maybe like 5-10mins later the engine would just feel very weak(like it wasn't getting fuel) and idle would drop very low, would go back to normal, then do it again; I think only twice did the engine die(you'd have to wait a couple minutes until you could start it back up). When the weather would dry up, the car would run fine. This went on for about 3-5weeks.

    Found out, it was the O2 wires; when putting in the D15B7 we had to switch from 1-wire to 4-wire O2 sensor, and the connections were exposed. Waited for a warm dry day and just covered everything with dielectric grease+electrical tape. I also opened up the distributor to make sure it was dry. No issues after that.
     
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    damn thats my exact situation lol my car did the same thing. thanks for the post im gonna do that asap.
     
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