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Old 11-20-2011, 05:33 PM   #1
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Driving with an aftermarket CAI in the rain?

It is definately raining here in southern California & I have always wanted to ask this question. I have a JLT CAI & I was wondering if it's bad to drive in the rain with it. What I mean is if it sucks I'n any water that may damage the car. I ask because today the first time I turned on my car I left right away without warming it up. I tried stepping in it but it hesitated like if it just didn't want to go. It's like if it was stick I'n water trying to push its way through. BTW I have a 2010 Mustang Gt Auto
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No water should be able to get in there the way it is set up. The older models that have the filter in the fender would get some if any.
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No water should be able to get in there the way it is set up. The older models that have the filter in the fender would get some if any.
Hmm. So I wonder y it was hesitating to take off. Unless because it was cold
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Maybe bad gas or dirty fuel
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Maybe bad gas or dirty fuel
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what are u putting in it for gas, and you must have a tune because it's required for the cai u have so u might have to put 93 or 91 only
, also the cold should not have made it do that unless its below freezing and u just took off right away
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what are u putting in it for gas, and you must have a tune because it's required for the cai u have so u might have to put 93 or 91 only
, also the cold should not have made it do that unless its below freezing and u just took off right away
I have 91 octane fuel. In california we don't have 93. The weather at the time was 50 degrees & I just took off without warming it up. The only gas I put in my car is Chevron btw
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I have 91 octane fuel. In california we don't have 93. The weather at the time was 50 degrees & I just took off without warming it up. The only gas I put in my car is Chevron btw
I wouldn't worry about it unless its doing it often. Are any message center lights on ?
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I wouldn't worry about it unless its doing it often. Are any message center lights on ?
No lights are on. It does it every once in a while. Usually when I'm in a hurry. I also wonder if it's the way in hitting the gas pedal. I think when it does it I hit the pedal towards the top but then when I step on it towards the bottom it runs better. Again idk if that's it but I'm just thinking
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No lights are on. It does it every once in a while. Usually when I'm in a hurry. I also wonder if it's the way in hitting the gas pedal. I think when it does it I hit the pedal towards the top but then when I step on it towards the bottom it runs better. Again idk if that's it but I'm just thinking
Sounds like either dirty fuel or driver error no offense.
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Sounds like either dirty fuel or driver error no offense.
No offense taken Lol. Explain urself tho
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No offense taken Lol. Explain urself tho
U said pressing at the top of the petal it hesitates and at the bottom it runs smooth. Well first of all pressing at the top opposed to the bottom will not change the way the car accelerates. Amount of overall pressure applied to the gas pedal will give u the Same acceleration every time. If driver error then maybe a jumpy foot caused the hesitation in acceleration or like I said earlier maybe just dirty fuel. How many miles on ur car?
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U said pressing at the top of the petal it hesitates and at the bottom it runs smooth. Well first of all pressing at the top opposed to the bottom will not change the way the car accelerates. Amount of overall pressure applied to the gas pedal will give u the Same acceleration every time. If driver error then maybe a jumpy foot caused the hesitation in acceleration or like I said earlier maybe just dirty fuel. How many miles on ur car?
I have 11K
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I have 11K
Maybe try getting the fuel system cleaned, and see if that clears up the hesitation.
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Had a small amount of water in the line from the cold, dry gas fixed it right up
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Had a small amount of water in the line from the cold, dry gas fixed it right up
Dry gas?
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Had a small amount of water in the line from the cold, dry gas fixed it right up
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Yes the dry gas comes in a small bottle and pour in after filling up. Here in Massachusetts its a blessing. Noticed some stuttering on acceleration and fixed the problem.
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Yes the dry gas comes in a small bottle and pour in after filling up. Here in Massachusetts its a blessing. Noticed some stuttering on acceleration and fixed the problem.
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I use seafoam u can get it at any autoparts store just pour in a full can when you fill up
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Over in Billerica
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