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tl;dr: your car will be more vulnerable to hydrolock. Don't use full throttle in deep puddles. In the rain, you should be fine in most situations. All that said, you'll still be able to ruin your car if you try hard enough. If you submerge a running car in water, it's going to damage the engine, cold-air intake or not. One of the worst possible ...


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It doesn't sound like a fuel line problem ( though there's a small small chance it's a fuel pump ), it sounds like your engine isn't getting enough air on one end or the other. It might be a dirty air filter, or it might be a clogged cat or bad O2 sensor. Sometimes it's easy to tell if the cat is clogged, it will get extra hot and turn red and that's your ...


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Typically it's to catch the blow-by. While the PCV system is designed to vent just air/fumes as Nick C mentions, as an engine wears it'll start to blow some liquid oil past. That's normally redirected to the intake so it'll burn off (as oppposed to just dripping it on the ground like the old cars used to). Car enthusiasts like to install catch cans (that ...


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Most, if not all, internal combustion engines have a breather on the crank case, to allow fumes to escape from the oil pan. In a lot of cars (presumably including the RX-8), this is vented into the inlet manifold to prevent the fumes being released into the atmosphere. Installing a catch can in this breather can prevent atomised oil evaporating up the ...


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Is the car running when you try to "get it stuck again by hand"? If not, remember that when the car is running with the throttle closed, there is vacuum being pulled against the throttle butteryfly by the running engine. Perhaps there's some play in the pivot or the assembly that allows the intake vacuum to pull the butterfly into a position where it ...


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The P0507 code refers to: A P0507 DTC trouble code may be caused by one or more of the following: A vacuum leak Leaking air intake after the throttle body EGR valve leaking vacuum A faulty positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve Damaged/failed/dirty throttle body Failed EVAP system Failed IAC (idle air controller) or faulty IAC circuit Things to ...


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HAHA! I had this EXACT problem happen on one of my motorbikes. Basically the velocity of the wind hits a perfect speed over either a crack in the intake pipe, or some other object, and it whistles. I'm not really sure why you would bother with cold air intakes. At best they only really provide the same level of gains as a better air filter. There are ...


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Try hydro shields. Other are nylon covers for your intake filters made by injen. It fixed the problem on my Audi tt


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Turns out it was the water pump. Jim at Watson Automotive in Thetford VT replaced it ($400) and it's not stalled or flooded since. In the question I left out one clue that Jim used — a belt was squeaking. He found that was from a leak of radiator fluid from the water pump. Jim theorizes that low coolant caused portions of the engine to get too ...


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I wish I had a clue or had watched this video before I spent over $600 way back in 2003 when my MAF went bad in my 2000 Sentra. The video should speak for itself: http://youtu.be/vPT8rL0noYg



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