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Old 03-15-2013, 06:54 PM   #71
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Imo, the vents are directly over the filter and no one and i mean no one can defeat gravity. Sure if the car is moving the rain will be forced away by the wind but if the car is parked in a rainstorm the water will get on the filter. There are vent plugs that you can buy for $10 at cjpony parts. Those seem to be the cheapest alternative. Has anyone ever thought about just getting the v6 hood instead and then there wouldnt be any worries.

But to me, after all the intakes ive looked at that are available for the mustangs, they arent true cold air intakes. Its a short ram hot air intake. All its doing is sucking in the hot air in the engine bay that will make the ecu pull timing and reduce power. Not worth it to me. Until someone actually comes out with a real cold air intake i wouldnt even waste my time cosmetically.
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I was gonna do all that CAI Tune stuff myself
But the car just clicked a 12.7 with motor trend, stock and mine weighs 100 lbs less because its a 300a so maybe 12.5 ? and without voiding any warranty. Was gonna go with the FR power pak, but have been hearing its just a detionation machine that gives you 60lbs of torque at low end but at the expense of frying your pistons by bumping up the timing only. No Thanks $ when the warranty is up, ill just do a 650 horse Supercharger and that should be plenty ~~ ~~~~~~
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For someone who doesn't have a CAI!! You sure Are crying alot about it!! I have a couple of friends who have 13's and yes 1 of them had a problem with water getting on the filter!!! It turned out that he installed the filter box wrong, we fixed it and now problems now. So why don't you just get one and see what happens!! That have great CAI's!!!
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Before this starts to get out of hand please keep the bickering down or I will close the thread. It hasn't gotten to that point yet but I would like to prevent it.
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My steeda filter dried out a bit quicker than normal as well. I've only got about 3k miles on it and its grey ish. How often do I need to clean and re oil it?
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My steeda filter dried out a bit quicker than normal as well. I've only got about 3k miles on it and its grey ish. How often do I need to clean and re oil it?
I'm not sure. Did they have instructions? I would think a visual of when its dry is good enough to add oil. I would rather it dry out a bit fast, than over oil it. If you over oil it you can run into MAF problems.
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My steeda filter dried out a bit quicker than normal as well. I've only got about 3k miles on it and its grey ish. How often do I need to clean and re oil it?
Well I dunno about the steeda but on my roush cai that I still want to replace with the steeda they claim 50,000 miles.
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:17 AM   #77
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Mines also seemed to have dried out quickly. Installed my Steeda CAI in October and just checked this week and it is dry/grayish. My old C&L CAI didn't have to be cleaned/re-oiled until after 36K, this one seems to have dried out after around 4K. I called Steeda and they said it is dust and the norm is between 6-12 months to clean/re-oil. I don't think I'm getting water on it, but will have to check myself to confirm.
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I might with go the airaid cai with the hood insert. To be honest I don't want that ugly airaid shield blocking the filter. Yes it serves a very important purpose but I figure if the 12s had no hood vents I think we can squeak by with 1 fully open hood vent and a 1/2 open one?? But if I notice overheating and the like ill scrap the hood insert and send in for the shield ...
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Other than my filter getting dirty or discolored. I've had no issues with my steeda intake. I think the vent just makes it get dirty faster. I'll just clean it more I guess.
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Just slightly oil it and let it sit for a bit and reapply if needed, when it comes to filter oil less is more, it only needs a light coating.

The oil gets sucked into the filter and also dust particles will cause it to dry out. Instructions say the oil must dry before putting the filter on the car. I would only worry about cleaning the air filter every year but in dustier climates it could be sooner than that.



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Why even chance it? I installed a K&N which has a lid that is sealed, similar to original. There isn't a heck of a lot of difference in CAI performance, and I can attest to a mpg increase with K&N.
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Just slightly oil it and let it sit for a bit and reapply if needed, when it comes to filter oil less is more, it only needs a light coating.

The oil gets sucked into the filter and also dust particles will cause it to dry out. Instructions say the oil must dry before putting the filter on the car. I would only worry about cleaning the air filter every year but in dustier climates it could be sooner than that.

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Thanks for the pm. I'll try that.

On a side note. I haven't had any issues with water or anything like that, and I was originally concerned about it. So for any you worried about water, I wouldn't be.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:07 AM   #83
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Same here, it rained heavily yesterday here in South Florida (for a good 3-4 hours) and when I popped my hood, there was no sign of water intrusion.
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