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Old 09-03-2010, 09:54 PM
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Hey all, I recently built my own cai based on the black mamba set-up. I was doing some work at the house for the wife and was on my way to the landfill with some garbage. We've had some pretty heavy rain here and to impress the kids (and scare the Mrs.) I drove thru a couple of monster water puddles. When I got home I decided to look under the hood and saw that water had splashed pretty good up in the engine bay. Got water on the kN filter. Can these filters handle a little bit of water without damaging them?
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I get water on my filter every so often from my ram air hood and I've had no problems. I have an oiled filter, so getting water on them is not a bad thing, dry filters do have some issues with water. You just have to be very careful not to completely drench the filters or they suck the water into the engine and you get good ol' hydrolock
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Should be fine, as it was just splashed up there, just don't get it soaked
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If it's a K&N style filter you could always buy a "recharge" kit and clean and oil it. I don't know why but I like to clean mine a few times a year whether it needs it or not. I just feel better having a fresher coating of oil on the filter especially seeing how the filter is out in the open under the hood.
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