Honda Civic / Del Sol (1992 - 2000) EG/EH/EJ/EK/EM1 Discussion

hydrolocking your car..

 
Old 08-17-2004, 07:21 PM
  #1  
Thread Starter
 
bm3r's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Baltimore, MD, U.S
Posts: 206
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default hydrolocking your car..

im about to put a CAI on my car without the bypass valve. it rains hard sometimes here in MD, but i never drive through huge puddles and none of the roads are ever flooded around where i live.
how much rain do you have to drive through to hydrolock your car? does the filter have to be completely submerged in water? how bout when it snows? is it possible the filter could get clogged with snow? should i switch it back to the short ram?
bm3r is offline  
Old 08-17-2004, 07:23 PM
  #2  
Honda-Tech Member
 
DJ_SaNdOz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: TX, USA
Posts: 4,365
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Re: hydrolocking your car.. (bm3r)

for the most part, the filter has to be pretty deep in water to hydrolock the engine, but be careful just in case.
DJ_SaNdOz is offline  
Old 08-17-2004, 07:25 PM
  #3  
Honda-Tech Member
 
tallblondkid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Venice, CA
Posts: 1,469
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Re: hydrolocking your car.. (DJ_SaNdOz)

i know people down here in miami that have had CAI for years and never had a problem.... just avoid puddles, the water would probably have to be high enough to flood ur interior for it to flood the intake
tallblondkid is offline  
Old 08-17-2004, 07:31 PM
  #4  
Honda-Tech Member
 
adictionbass's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Baltimore, MD, US
Posts: 2,625
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Re: hydrolocking your car.. (tallblondkid)

ive been running a CAI in MD for two years and no, we dont get enough rain to hydrolock your motor. If you run through high water your bound to blow it. You could hydrolock your motor in mexico if you wernt smart about it. Just avoid big puddles and you wont have a problem.

PS my buddy here in MD did hyrolock his motor, but he went through like 8 inches of standing water
adictionbass is offline  
Old 08-17-2004, 07:31 PM
  #5  
Member
 
GS-Rcivic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 1,018
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Re: hydrolocking your car.. (DJ_SaNdOz)

Dude, DO NOT DO IT!
My friend wanted me to put one on for him which i did after giving him a lecture on what could happen and such. Well needles to say, 4 hours after he got his B18C1 swaped in his hatch, rained like a mother and you could not even see the road. Got into a pudle and the car died. Pushed it to a buddys house, opened the throtlebody and the intake manifold was full of water. Long story short, Cant compres water so the weakpoind of the motor ( the rod ) snaped. When we went to start it the next morning, teh remaining part of the rod put pretty good holes on the block. Had to get a new block and what not. So thast my experience with cold air intakes. You decide.
GS-Rcivic is offline  
Old 08-17-2004, 07:41 PM
  #6  
 
=GAME='s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: You Dont Want nO Problem in New Hoeleans
Posts: 2,121
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Re: hydrolocking your car.. (bm3r)

usually people dont know when there's a puddle or not or else they would have avoid it. sometime driving at night while raining, itll be hard to tell if there's even a pothole with light rain. its not worth that extra 2-5 hp. you wouldnt be able to notice it anyways.
=GAME= is offline  
Old 08-17-2004, 07:41 PM
  #7  
Honda-Tech Member
 
EK k kay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Seattle
Posts: 5,555
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Re: hydrolocking your car.. (GS-Rcivic)

^knowing it was raining like a mother and you could not see the road and there were puddles and that I had a CAI I would have not tried to drive...
EK k kay is offline  
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
boxeocampeon
Honda Civic / Del Sol (1992 - 2000)
17
10-15-2009 04:13 AM
DC2man
Tech / Misc
5
06-17-2007 02:39 AM
Pitfan04
Honda Civic (2006 - 2015)
15
01-04-2007 02:43 PM
Finger Lickin' good
Acura Integra
15
10-19-2004 05:43 PM
moecivic
Acura RSX DC5 & Honda Civic EP3
2
10-04-2004 07:21 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: hydrolocking your car..


Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: