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Old 05-08-2015, 11:46 AM   #1
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I recently got a cervini stalker hood and I love it! But now I'm worried about water getting to my engine when it rains or when I wash it? The hood scoop and heat vents both go directly to my engine. Is this potential danger to damaging my car?Click image for larger version

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Old 05-08-2015, 11:58 AM   #2
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not really. Unless you got an open/exposed intake filter. Maybe fabricate a cover for it. when I got my vents cut, I left an area uncut to protect the intake filter.

Some aftermarket intakes have a top cover. Or maybe you could fabricate on if you have one?
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I recently got a cervini stalker hood and I love it! But now I'm worried about water getting to my engine when it rains or when I wash it? The hood scoop and heat vents both go directly to my engine. Is this potential danger to damaging my car?Attachment 182149


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That's a good looking hood!
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Old 05-08-2015, 12:06 PM   #4
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Looks like the 2000-2004 hoods mixed with the hood vents from 13/14. Definitely a unique touch.
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Thanks! Really liked that it's not as common as the other hoods I've seen around. & I'll definitely look into fabricating something to cover my filter. Is there anything other than my filter I should be worried about?


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Well, in any car you wouldn't want your belts to get wet. Could cause squeeling. But I doubt the water would be hitting it. Everything else is covered pretty well to be honest. The V6 engine cover helps. wires are usually protected with a covering that is wrapped around them.
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I honestly wouldn't worry about it as I'm sure the hood is designed to where the water isn't going to flood any electrical components. You have to remember you have water coming up from the undercarriage as well as through the grill into the engine when you drive in the rain. Engines are meant to get wet (just not emerged under water).


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Got it! Thanks guys


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1. Most underhood components are weather resistant, a little water wont hurt.

2. The surface of the hood is often a low pressure zone, when means when you're driving, its entirely possible air will be coming OUT of that scoop rather than in.
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Beautiful hood! NICE~
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