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Old 09-30-2010, 09:29 PM   Thread Starter #1
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Default Nismo Intake Water Bypass

I am interested in getting a nismo CAI. but i would like to know what the bypass valve does? how it works? and how does it connect to the actuall CAI? if you could help me out i would highly appreciate it.
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Default Re: Nismo Intake Water Bypass

its just a piece of foam that is part of the tubes that make up the whole CAI if you put it on as made (you can also make it a short ram) and if any water happens to get sucked up in your intake it is absorbed in the foam.
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Default Re: Nismo Intake Water Bypass

^^^ yup. Just a sponge for your intake.
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Default Re: Nismo Intake Water Bypass

like ^^^ said, if any water gets pulled up, the suction from the intake pulls it into the foam, and it gets absorbed, rather then going straight into the intake manifold and block, which could cause major issues if you hydrolock. AEM also makes a water bypass valve that you can buy and add to any intake.
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Default Re: Nismo Intake Water Bypass

air is lighter then water, so if your intake gets filled with water, it starts pulling in air from the bypass foam. Thus avoiding a hydrolock.
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bypass valves can break..........
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air is lighter then water, so if your intake gets filled with water, it starts pulling in air from the bypass foam. Thus avoiding a hydrolock.
^^This sounds more correct!

The Sponge wont grab the water flying by since if the lower filter is clogged with water, the air would rush through the sponge, not soak it up
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air is lighter then water, so if your intake gets filled with water, it starts pulling in air from the bypass foam. Thus avoiding a hydrolock.
This is how it works. There is a flared piece of plastic that has holes cut out in it. The foam covers the cutout holes. If water clogs the intake, then the air will be drawn through the foam covered holes instead of drawing the water up into the engine.
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And as much as it rained here yesterday.....
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Default Re: Nismo Intake Water Bypass

HYDROSHIELD FTW!!!!!!!!!!! Goes right over the filter and acts as a water repellent unles you drown the filter in water.

Had a crazy rain storm this morning to drive thru... highway was FLOODED! at one section.
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This is how it works. There is a flared piece of plastic that has holes cut out in it. The foam covers the cutout holes. If water clogs the intake, then the air will be drawn through the foam covered holes instead of drawing the water up into the engine.
Exactly...
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air is lighter then water, so if your intake gets filled with water, it starts pulling in air from the bypass foam. Thus avoiding a hydrolock.
This is how it works...your filter gets submerged, air gets pulled in through the foam.
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No, no, you're wrong. Filter gets submerged and the water activates the magic crystals. That activates the forcefield and blocks out the water.
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No, No, No. Once the filter gets submerged the bypass valve bypasses your car out of the water and floats it to dry land on Magic Sponge island where your car is then detailed, dried and the oil changed.

Happened to me twice yesterday.
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Reading all this stuff, I'm probably gonna go with a Nismo CAI in the future.......
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Just make sure you get the ultra version thats made out of adamantium.
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here is a breif description on how AEM by pass works

http://www.eautoworks.com/product-AEM-3616.htm
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